Top academic programs
WSU scientists’ discoveries improve lives here in Washington and around the world.
Top rankings and recognition
Top rankings and/or nationwide recognition for excellence are hallmarks of many WSU academic programs (undergraduate, graduate, and professional).
These innovators include Fulbright Scholars, recipients of the National Science Foundation Career Award, and members of the National Academies—the nation’s highest honor for scientific researchers.
Students who make a difference
WSU students actively engage in issues to create positive change.
They make their mark through civic engagement, or through involvement in more than 300 student clubs and organizations, student government, and multicultural student centers. Many students help others succeed by serving as a mentor or peer tutor in writing, engineering, or other subjects.
A community that bridges cultures
The Pullman campus welcomes international students from nearly 100 countries and fosters interaction among scholars of diverse cultures and perspectives.
A place to call homeA great neighborhood
Pullman is a quintessential college town—one of the best in the nation according to a 2012 MSN report. At its heart is the University, called a “residential campus” because it’s home for thousands of students from 50 states and nearly 100 countries. Single freshmen under 20 spend their first year living in a campus residence hall or University-recognized fraternity or sorority. In residence halls, living-learning communities keep freshmen focused; they’re proven to help students earn higher grades.
The University offers nice, quiet apartments just for students with families and graduate students. Many students, as well as University faculty and staff, make their homes off campus in the beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods of Pullman, as well as in surrounding communities.
WSU SCHOLARS ARE BUILDING A BETTER WORLDBiofuels
Partnering with public and private organizations to develop biofuels for the aviation industry.Animal/human health
Seeking solutions to global infectious disease challenges that occur at the animal-human interface.Antimatter
Harnessing the energy in antimatter to revolutionize space travel.Drought-tolerant crops
Breeding drought-tolerant crops that could be grown in arid regions to combat world hunger.