WSU Vancouver campus

Small-school feel. Big-school resources.

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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 200 Ph.D. faculty, many of whom are nationally recognized experts.

Study hard

WSU 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 highest goals.


Stay close and save

If you can continue living at home while you attend WSU Vancouver, you can save about $10,000 a year you would otherwise spend on housing and dining at a distant university. Out-of-state students can save on tuition with the PDX Tuition Advantage, the Border Bill or the Western Undergraduate Exchange.



gorgeous rolling acres


events every year


first generation students

WSU Vancouver campus

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Faculty plus

Adjunct faculty bring expertise, work experience and community connections to WSU Vancouver.

Mailou Cassidy

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Better late than never

Three years ago, Marilou Cassidy, then 78 years old, decided to give herself an 80th birthday present—a college degree.

Ice melting during a sunrise

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Climate extremes in a warming world

Deepti Singh starts her undergraduate course at WSU Vancouver, "How the Climate System Works," by asking students how they perceive changes in weather and climate and how they think climate change is affecting them.

Foster child holding foster parents hands

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What do youth in foster care need most?

The chief finding of Amy Salazar’s research is that meaningful connections are essential to help youth achieve independence when they leave foster care.