Why WSU Vancouver?

Study hard

Washington State University Vancouver is the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington. Here you will get personalized education that brings out the best in you and inspires you to achieve your goals.

Think big

WSU is one of just 115 U.S. public and private universities—out of 4,500+—singled out for its "highest research activity" in the Carnegie Classification. By participating in research at WSU Vancouver you can help tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues of the modern world.

Embrace challenge

Experience the academic rigor only a university can offer while feeling supported by faculty who want you to succeed. WSU Vancouver has more than 190 Ph.D. faculty, many of whom are nationally recognized experts. You can work hands-on with professors and their research to learn, discover and innovate.

Get connected

Student life is dynamic at WSU Vancouver—there’s something going on every day. More than 50 student clubs make it easy to connect with people who share your passions: Attend lectures and films on campus, take part in intramural sports and recreational trips, hang out in the Firstenburg Student Commons and much more.

Honor diversity

Be a part of a community committed to equity and diversity. Explore and learn about differences related to culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, belief, perspective and more. WSU Vancouver will help you develop as an individual and as a member of our campus, region and world.

Feel at home

Many students choose WSU Vancouver because they feel at home in a small, college atmosphere yet want the resources of a public research university.

Save money

If you live nearby, you can forego the costs of moving, room and board by staying local. By not paying for student housing, you can save about $10,000 a year.


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