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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington, United States
28 March, 1890
Washington State University

Washington State University is a public land-grant research university in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution for higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits. The university also operates branch campuses across Washington known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989.

Former names Agricultural College, Experiment Station and School of Science of the State of Washington, (1890–1905), State College of Washington, (1905–1959)
Type Public land-grant research university
Established March 28, 1890
Endowment $1.08 billion (2020)
President Kirk Schulz
Academic staff 2,261
Students 30,614 – (Systemwide), 20,286 – (Pullman), 1,616 – (Spokane), 1,937 – (Tri-Cities), 222 – (Everett), 3,546 – (Vancouver), 3,007 – (Global Campus/WSU Online)
Undergraduates 24,470 – (Systemwide), 17,329 – (Pullman), 615 – (Spokane), 1,372 – (Tri-Cities), 2,823 – (Vancouver)
Postgraduates 4,269 – (Systemwide)
Doctoral students 947 – (Systemwide)
Campus Rural college town, 1,742 acres
Colors Crimson, Gray
Mascot Butch T. Cougar
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – Pac-12

About Washington State University

Colloquially called Wazzu, this land-grant university would also host campuses known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver.

Achievement of Washington State University

The school was known as Agricultural College, Experiment Station and School of Science of the State of Washington from 1890 to 1905. It was then State College of Washington from 1905 to 1959. 

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Latest information about Washington State University updated on July 28 2021.