Why WSU Vancouver?

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Study hard

Washington State University Vancouver is the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington. Drawing on more than 120 years of history and excellence, WSU Vancouver is highly regarded for delivering world-class education.

Think big

The most complex and difficult issues of the modern world are tackled in laboratories and classrooms at WSU Vancouver. You’ll work with fellow students who are dedicated to learning. Together you’ll face challenges that prepare you to become the next great engineer, business executive, teacher, accountant, biologist or whatever you choose to be.

Save money

If you live nearby, you can forego the costs of moving, room and board by staying local.

Accept challenge

Experience the academic rigor only a university can offer while feeling supported by a faculty that wants you to succeed. WSU Vancouver has more than 150 Ph.D. faculty, many of whom are nationally recognized experts. You’ll work hands-on with professors and their research to learn, discover and innovate.

Be engaged

Student life is dynamic at WSU Vancouver—there’s something going on every day. More than 50 student clubs and organizations make it easy to connect with people who share your passion. Hang out with fellow students in the Firstenburg Student Commons, and unwind with a game of pool or a video game. Intramural sports and weekend recreation activities offer balance to academics.

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Honor diversity

Foster your growth by exploring and learning from our differences in thought, race, background, culture, belief and perspective. This is what college is all about! WSU Vancouver will help you develop as an individual and as a member of our campus, region and world.

Feel connected

WSU Vancouver offers a small-school feel backed by big-school resources. The campus features new buildings and state-of-the-art technology on 351 gorgeous, scenic acres with ample parking.


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