Washington State University

Programs in engineering, computer science, hospitality and business
are ranked among the best in the United States.
Washington State University (WSU) is a popular state research university offering innovative, practice-oriented education programs. Today, it is the largest university with 30,000 students, including international students from 90 countries.

In the 2023 national ranking, it secured the 212th position according to the US News & World Report.

The programs in engineering, computer science, hospitality management, and business are considered among the best in the USA. With 26 postgraduate programs ranked in the top 100 nationally and 38 STEM-certified degrees, Washington State University provides high-quality education across its five specialized campuses. WSU students and faculty have filed over 500 patents and established commercial relationships generating $10 million in revenue.

WSU is one of 146 colleges and universities in the USA (out of more than 6500 public and private institutions) classified as doctoral universities with "very high research activity" according to the Carnegie Classification (2021). This designation represents the highest level of research activity for doctoral institutions.

Campus and Accommodation

Washington State University has 4 research and extension centers, 11 academic colleges, and additional offices in all 39 counties of Washington.

The university includes 6 campuses:

  1. Pullman: The oldest (established in 1890) and largest campus (19,114 students) offering over 200 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Pullman is the hub for most university student organizations, including sports teams, galleries, performance venues, and museums dedicated to arts, anthropology, zoology, and other subjects. Key new facilities include the digital classroom building, several agricultural facilities, multicultural center, veterinary and biomedical research building, and the PACCAR Environmental Technology building.

  2. Spokane: The medical sciences campus located in downtown Spokane, focused on training future generations of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. More than 1600 students, professionals, medical, and graduate students earn degrees here. Spokane is home to modern facilities, including the pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences building housing state-of-the-art medical laboratories and technologies.

  3. Tri-Cities: A campus located on 200 acres along the Columbia River in Richland, educating over 1500 students with a choice of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs. The campus offers programs in energy, environmental science, agriculture, and conducts innovative research addressing economic and social issues. The Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center, opened in 2016, represents a flourishing partnership between the Pacific Northwest wine industry and the university. The campus also houses the Bioproducts, Sciences, and Engineering Laboratory.

  4. Vancouver: A campus in Vancouver situated on 351 acres of picturesque land in the Portland metropolitan area. It enrolls about 3500 students who can choose from a variety of academic programs, including popular fields such as business, computer science, and engineering. Students have access to 35 high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. WSU Vancouver is the only four-year research university in southwest Washington. Research areas include sustainable water, brain health, and intelligent devices.

  5. Everett: Located approximately 30 miles north of Seattle, the Everett campus offers lower- and upper-division courses in demand-driven bachelor's programs such as data analytics, engineering, hotel business management, and integrated strategic communications. About 250 students are enrolled in this campus.

  6. Global Campus: This campus serves over 4000 students worldwide through online bachelor's, master's, and certification programs (some nationally recognized) in areas such as accounting, human development, integrated strategic communications, and criminal justice. In addition to online degrees, WSU Global Campus offers a range of non-credit continuing education programs, including seminars, masterclasses, conferences, trade shows, and online certificates.

Programs at Washington State University

The university offers more than 200 undergraduate majors, almost 150 master's programs, and 63 doctoral programs.

The most popular undergraduate majors among international students include:

  • Agricultural Food Systems (BS) - Pullman campus
  • Agricultural Food Systems: Agricultural and Food Business Economics (BS) - Pullman campus
  • Agricultural Food Systems
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel Design
  • Architectural Studies
  • Biochemistry: Biochemistry/Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Construction
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Technology Culture
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Fine Arts
  • Food Science
  • Genetics and Cell Biology
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Humanities
  • Integrated Plant Sciences
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism and Media Production
  • Kinesiology
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Neuroscience, and many more.

Many degrees offer guaranteed internships and practical experience, including programs in hotel business management, fashion design, and international business. Through additional practical training, students have worked in global organizations, including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Tesla.

Tuition fees at Washington State University

The approximate cost of undergraduate tuition for international students at Washington State University for the 2023/24 academic year is $28,384 per year.


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