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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)

$360.5 MILLION

TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE WSU SYSTEM, FY 2018

Education that spurs action

Majors for undergraduates

Generous financial support

WSU delivers $380 million in financial aid and scholarships for undergraduate students. (2017)

 

Graduate and professional programs

Top students from 96 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.

500+

study abroad programs
in over 48 countries

Opportunities on all 7 continents 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.

  • 81,323 hours of civic engagement

    (2018-19)

  • 9,970 participants

    (2018-19)

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 150 countries.

Diverse student population

20,976 students

  • 30% multicultural

From across America and around the world

  • 48 states represented
  • 1,910 international students from 106 countries

LGBTQ-friendly

Among the top 32 universities nationally for policies supportive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students (Campus Pride Index, 2019)

Fun and academically supportive on-campus living

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 15:1

Small undergraduate classes
79% 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

197,620

WSU PULLMAN ALUMNI WORLDWIDE (2019)
An alumni association that’s 35,000 members strong

$145.1 MILLION

IN PRIVATE SUPPORT FOR THE WSU SYSTEM (FY 2018)
A loyal Cougar community

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System that serves citizens statewide and worldwide

Statewide enrollment at campuses and online*

Pullman20,976 students
Spokane1,685
Tri-Cities1,813
Vancouver3,585
Everett283
Online (Global Campus)3,265
Total enrollment 31,607*

*2019 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.