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WSU Pullman at a glance

Life-changing research

Health, clean energy, food production, economic opportunity, security—advances made by WSU scientists raise quality of life worldwide.

Research and development expenditures

(National Science Foundation)

$369.3 MILLION

TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE WSU SYSTEM, FY 2019

Education that spurs action

Majors for undergraduates

Generous financial support

WSU delivered $406.7 million in financial aid and scholarships for undergraduate students (2018-19). In the 2018-19 academic year, 76% of WSU undergraduates received some form of financial aid.

 

Graduate and professional programs

Top students from 87 countries target critical national and global problems, mentored by professors who are leaders in their fields.

Professional degree programs in medicine and pharmacy are offered at the WSU Spokane Health Sciences campus.

Globe.

565

study abroad programs
in over 70 countries

Opportunities on all 7 continents (including Antarctica) deliver priceless lessons about culture, communication, and the common good.

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WSU students in front of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland.

Helping Washington and the world

Each year thousands of WSU students serve the greater good as volunteers, leaders in student organizationspeer tutors, and stellar role models.

  • 66,558 hours of civic engagement

    (2019-20)

  • 5,741 participants

    (2019-20)

    Participation in civic engagement programs was greatly reduced in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSU student volunteers making a difference in their communities.

A community of Cougs

In the action-packed campus community, students forge lifelong friendships. The powerful network of Cougar alumni spans all 50 states and 139 countries.

Diverse student population

19,900 students

  • 30% multicultural

From across America and around the world

  • 50 states represented
  • 1,603 international students from 98 countries

LGBTQ-friendly

Among the top 39 universities nationally for policies and practices supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and allies (Campus Pride Index, 2021)

Fun and academically supportive on-campus living

*The number of students living on campus in Fall 2020 was significantly lower than in previous years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Huge choice of activities

Fostering scholarly achievement

More than a century of excellence

Founded in 1890 as Washington’s original land-grant university

Accessible faculty

Low ratio of students to instructional faculty
Approximately 16:1

Small undergraduate classes
81% have fewer than 50 students

 

 

11 colleges

Advancing knowledge in hundreds of disciplines

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Vast library system

28 million+ items accessible through a library consortium

 

Terrell Library Dome
Terrell Library Dome

Unstoppable school spirit

179,758

WSU PULLMAN ALUMNI WORLDWIDE (2020)
An alumni association that’s 41,000 members strong

$125 MILLION

IN PRIVATE SUPPORT FOR THE WSU SYSTEM (FY 2020)
A loyal Cougar community

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System that serves citizens statewide and worldwide

Statewide enrollment at campuses and online*

Pullman19,900 students
Spokane1,727
Tri-Cities1,716
Vancouver3,504
Everett291
Online (Global Campus)4,021
Total enrollment 31,159*

*2020 headcount enrollment reporting is based on the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) definition, which excludes students enrolled exclusively in Education Abroad (E_A 300 class), Cooperative Agreement, and for audit only.