- #290 Ranking
- Public Institution Type
Since 1890, Washington State University has inspired the next generation of problem solvers.
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).
Washington State University researchers untangle complex problems to enrich quality of life for us all. Their work safeguards the health of humans and animals. It helps ensure the security and abundance of our food supply. It cultivates sustainable sources of energy to power future generations. Discoveries and innovations of this Tier 1 research institution fuel prosperity across the Pacific Northwest.
Explore a wide-variety of structured services that aid student success. These include academic advising, peer tutoring, and academic success coaching.
We serve current students, alumni, and employers in the exploration and pursuit of a fulfilling employment partnership.
We’re here for you! We want you to succeed and meet your higher education goals. Global Campus provides a wide variety of student support services to help you along the way.
WSU Global Campus offers free career counseling to all students, including those who have yet to apply to WSU. Whether you are interested in exploring career paths, or already have a career in mind and just want to learn how to get there, our dedicated career counselor is there to help.
Resident hall programs and events are excellent experiences. Hall staff and Student Hall Governments host a variety of programs such as floor dinners, movie/game nights, open mic nights, dances, sports, personal skill development, social justice awareness, and presentations from faculty. Programming through residence halls connects students to their community and to WSU.
With more than 2 million books, 30,000 journal subscriptions, electronic databases, 46,000 maps, internationally renowned special collections, and other rich resources, the Washington State University Libraries bring extraordinary vitality to the University's teaching and research programs.
Crimson Service Desk Helps Students Succeed. Student laptop rentals, assistance with virus removal, and more.
The student health fee supports the operation of Cougar Health Services and enables us to offer a comprehensive suite of services in one convenient on-campus location. Make sure you understand which of our services are covered by the health fee. The health fee is not an insurance plan.
We administer insurance for international students and graduate and professional students in health sciences.
Regardless if Cougs are living in a residence hall, chapter housing, on-campus apartments or off campus entirely, WSU Student Affairs provides the support and resources needed to have a safe and comfortable home away from home. We recognize the importance of an active support network and aim to provide all students with a campus experience that meets their needs.
Sport clubs run by students give you even more opportunities to compete. One of the nation’s largest intramural programs! Join more than 6,000 participants in 75+ activities. No experience or skill needed. Just play.
Cheer on the Cougs in 11 sports: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and field, golf, volleyball, swimming, cross country, rowing, and tennis.
Work out in the award-winning University Recreation Center. Personal trainers can help you start an exercise program and stay on track.
There are more than 300 registered student organizations (RSOs) at WSU, including international student associations. Whatever your interest is, there is a student club on campus for it. International and domestic students alike are welcome in all organizations.
Higher education institutions are accredited by a regional authority. WSU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).