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

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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 highest goals.


Save up to $10k

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



gorgeous rolling acres


events every year


first generation students

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Titan VanCoug

Steve Sylvester claims he did everything wrong in the cultivation of his rare corpse flower named Titan VanCoug. Nevertheless, the plant persisted.

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

Innovation Thrives

Third-year WSU medical students arrive on the Vancouver campus for their clerkships.

NW Crimson & Gray magazine

A Microscope on a Big World

A late-blooming success story with a new Ph.D., Eric Dexter is off to Switzerland in search of new insights about aquatic invasive species.