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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.

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If you can continue living at home while you attend WSU Vancouver, you can save about $12,000 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.



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NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Tracking the nature of evolutionary change

Seth Rudman's study of rapid evolution in fruit flies has implications for conservation and human health.

Michael Blankenship

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

How to turn $21 into $25,000

Michael Blankenship put his passion for education and diversity to work in raising money to create the first officially endowed scholarship supporting LGBTQ+ students across the WSU system.

Ahri Nicholas

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

When work is all about play

Ahria Nicholas brings her wide-ranging skills in videogame development to WSU Vancouver’s Creative Media and Digital Culture program as well as her full-time job.

Judy Rogers and Geri Carlson

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Gifts inspire women and minoritized people pursuing stem degrees

WSU Vancouver’s new Life Sciences Building is taking shape! The roof is being installed on the second story, and it’s starting to exhibit the silhouette of its final form. The building will provide instructional and research space that will support cutting-edge learning opportunities for students in STEM disciplines.