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Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU) is a public research university based in Pullman, in the U.S. state of Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU (colloquially referred to as Wazzu) is the state's original and largest land-grant university. The university is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience and communications. 
 
It is one of 96 public and private universities in America with "very high research activity," as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. WSU is ranked among the top half of national universities at 115th according to U.S. News and World Report. With an undergraduate enrollment of 25,092 and a total student enrollment of 27,642, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state.

Location

Address
French Administration Building
City
Pullman
State
WA

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
23070
Total Graduate enrollment
4544
In State Tuition Fees
10874
Out State Tuition Fees
23956
ACT Score
25
SAT Score
1170
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.3
Male Female Ratio
49:51
Acceptance Rate
80%
Student Faculty Ratio
15:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mascot
Butch T. Cougar
Colors
Grey Black and Crimson
Conference
University Athletic Association

College History

History

Washington State College was established by the Washington Legislature on March 28, 1890, less than five months after statehood was declared on November 11, 1889. The institution was one of the land-grant colleges created under the 1862 federal Morrill Act signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.

The federal land grants for the new institution included 90,000 acres (36,000 ha) of federal land for an agricultural college and 100,000 acres (40,000 ha) for a school of science. After an extended search for a location, the state's new land-grant college opened in Pullman on January 13, 1892.

The year 1897 saw the first graduating class of seven men and women. The school changed names from Washington Agricultural College and School of Science to State College of Washington in 1905, to Washington State College and then to Washington State University in 1959. Enoch A. Bryan, appointed July 22, 1893, was the first influential president of WSU.

Bryan held graduate degrees from Harvard and Columbia and previously served as the president of Vincennes University in Indiana. Prior to Bryan's arrival the fledgling university suffered through significant organizational instability.

College Specialty

Specialty

Washington State University is a public research university committed to its land-grant heritage and tradition of service to society. Our mission is threefold: To advance knowledge through creative research and scholarship across a wide range of academic disciplines.

To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility, and service to society. To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the economy of the state, nation, and world.

Alumni

Alumni

The WSU Alumni Association is also an independent body with a Board of Directors and President. The WSUAA is organized into 34 regional alumni groups called chapters. The Association's mission is "Encouraging excellence to enhance the quality and global recognition of WSU, Supporting Scholarships to help students attain a WSU education, and Making Connections to connect back to WSU through services and programs for alumni and friends.

" The Association hosts numerous socials and networking events for alumni in addition to sponsoring many on-campus activities. WSU University Relations also provides support for the Association through the Office of Alumni Relations. The current Executive Director of Alumni Relations is Tim Pavish '80, and the Board President is Rhonda Kromm. The most famous WSU alumnus is Edward R. Murrow, the influential broadcaster for whom the WSU communication college is named.

Alumni Association:www.alumni.wsu.edu

Campus

Campus

The Pullman campus of Washington State University is 620 acres (2.5 km2) and is located in the Palouse region. The average elevation of the campus is approximately 2,500 feet (760 m) above sea level, and is seven miles (11 km) west of the Idaho border and Moscow, home of the University of Idaho, also a land-grant institution. The university communities are connected by Washington State Route 270 and the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail.

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