Washington State University
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.
Located in the southeast agricultural corner of Washington state, the University's main campus overlooks the rolling farmlands of the Palouse region. WSU is the leading employer in the city of Pullman, population 27,000. Seattle is a convenient hour's flight away and Spokane, Washington's second largest city, is a little over an 80 minute drive north. Eight miles across the border is Pullman's nearest neighbor, Moscow, Idaho, home to the University of Idaho. Pullman is a family-friendly town, renowned for having one of the top 100 public school systems in the United States.
Centrally located in the Pacific Northwest, Spokane—the second-largest city in Washington—offers four-season recreation in a scenic setting of lakes, mountains, and rivers; an active and diverse cultural scene. WSU Spokane’s Riverpoint Campus lies along the picturesque Centennial Trail bordering the Spokane River, immediately adjacent to downtown. Spokane is recognized with honors, from designation as a Tree City USA, to one of the best places in the nation for kids and much more.
WSU Vancouver's approximately 351-acre campus is located ten miles north of the Columbia River in the scenic Salmon Creek area of Vancouver. Washington State University began offering courses in Southwest Washington in 1983 as part of the Southwest Washington Joint Center for Education. In 1989, the University formally established Washington State University Vancouver as a branch campus of the state's land-grant institution.
Located in Richland along the Columbia River in Eastern Washington WSU Tri-Cities offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for its students, faculty and staff. With a growing offering of programs and degrees WSU Tri-Cities is a reflection of the surrounding community: a place of dynamic growth and opportunity. WSU Tri-Cities also offers students unique research opportunities in emerging fields.