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Washington State University  The WSU difference

Since 1890, Washington State University has inspired the next generation of problem solvers

WSU faculty inspire discovery and spark creativity among civic-minded students. Proud alumni become leaders with a singular goal: making the world a better place.

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Life-changing research

Discoveries that improve lives

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

One of America’s top research universities

WSU is one of just 108 U.S. public and private universities—out of 4,500+— singled out for its “very high research activity” in the Carnegie Classification.

Professors
 among the best in their fields

The faculty includes members of the National Academies—the nation’s highest honor for scientific researchers and many other honorees.

Education that spurs action

Academic programs for every interest

WSU offers 95 undergraduate majors and nearly 150 graduate and professional degree programs.

Learning by doing

Research opportunities, fieldwork, internships, and in-depth labs inspire you to explore topics with passion and purpose.

Building global understanding

Study abroad programs in 86 countries deliver priceless lessons about culture, communication, and the common good.

Helping Washington and the world

Mission to serve

Honoring its land-grant mission, WSU helps strengthen communities across Washington. Extension offices in every county partner with citizens to solve local issues.

Students who give back

Each year thousands of WSU students serve their communities as volunteers, leaders in student organizations, peer tutors, and powerful role models.

Catalyst for growth

University activities boost the state’s economy by $3.7 billion annually. Plus, WSU scholars create jobs when they bring their innovations to market.

A community of Cougs

A place to call home

Most freshmen and many older students live in the action-packed community on campus. There they forge lifelong friendships.

Bridges across cultures

WSU embraces students from 48 states, 90 countries, and many cultures and backgrounds.  It invites them to share diverse perspectives.

Powerful alumni network

More than 196,000 loyal Cougar alumni span all 50 states and 146 countries. Alumni connections help to fast-forward fellow Cougs’ careers.