Serving Washington and the world
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life.
Research emphasis, top ranking
One of the nation’s top public research institutions, WSU stands among 96 U.S. public and private universities with very high research activity, according to The Carnegie Foundation classification. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks the University among the top 60 public universities. Many academic programs win recognition for excellence.