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The WSU Difference

For well over a hundred years, Washington State University has earned an outstanding reputation for academic excellence, world-changing research, and a diverse, welcoming community of students, faculty and alumni. In the land grant university tradition, the WSU community strives to educate civically responsible and informed individuals, expand the body of human knowledge and inquiry, and make our local communities, and the world, a better place.

As we look towards an exciting and technologically-advanced future, WSU has expanded its reach from Washington State to the world. Now, from the comfort of your home, anywhere on the globe, you can pursue your academic goals while becoming a part of the Cougar community and its tradition of excellence.

One of America’s Top Research Universities

WSU is one of just 115 U.S. colleges and universities—out of 4,600+ public and private institutions—named among doctoral universities with the “highest research activity” in the Carnegie Classification (2016).

Prestigious Faculty

WSU Faculty members have been elected to membership in the National Academies, the nation’s highest honor for scientific researchers.

Bridges Across Cultures

WSU embraces students from 48 states, 98 countries, and many cultures and backgrounds and invites them to share diverse perspectives.

Powerful Alumni Network

More than 200,000 loyal Cougar alumni span all 50 states and 146 countries. Alumni connections help to fast-forward fellow Cougs’ careers.