Founded in 1890, Washington State University is a land-grant university in the state of Washington and one of the largest residential universities west of the Mississippi River. WSU’s student body of approximately 19,225 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students represents more than 90 countries. Some 35 percent of students live on campus.
Campus facilities include special research and instructional equipment (including an electron microscopic and nuclear radiation center) and centers for atmospheric and environmental research. The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has four radio stations and a TV station that enhance the broadcasting program. The university also maintains thousands of acres of farmland and agricultural research centers throughout the state. Athletic facilities include an eighteen-hole golf course, tennis courts, three swimming pools, and track and field facilities and baseball fields, as well as an award-winning Student Recreation Center.
Main CampusPullman, Washington, United States5,000 - 20,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in PullmanLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Pullman is a small city in southeastern Washington, located 10 miles across the state line from Moscow, Idaho, home of the University of Idaho. Eastern Washington is one of the world's richest agricultural regions, producing some of the nation's finest grain crops. There is a local bus service in Pullman that is free for students. Annual events include the National Lentil Festival that takes place in Pullman in late August and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival that takes place in Moscow in February. WSU is part of the Pac-12 Conference, and students can view high caliber football, basketball and other sporting events. All WSU students enjoy a fantastic student recreation center and an extensive intramural (recreational) athletics program. Outdoor recreation includes golf, tennis, snow skiing/boarding, mountain and road biking, hiking, fishing, camping and Frisbee sports.
The WSU Peer Mentor system pairs WSU students with exchange students for peer related questions, orientation and ongoing support throughout the semester.