Washington State University

Washington State University is a community of scholars with a 127-year tradition of serving the greater good. Talented students, dedicated faculty, and generations of loyal alumni pursue discoveries to make Washington a better place to live, learn, and work.WSU researchers target critical national and global problems. They team with scholars around the world--as well as with federal and state agencies, national laboratories, business and civic leaders, and philanthropists. Working across disciplines, they address Grand Challenges: sustaining health, sustainable resources (food, energy, and water), social opportunity and equity, smart systems, and national security. Their discoveries give rise to solutions. For instance, WSU biofuels research led to the first flight of a commercial jet using renewable fuel made from logging residues. A university-wide initiative called Drive to 25 accelerates development of WSU's research portfolio. It also fosters a transformational learning experience for students.Undergraduates choose from 200+ fields of study. They work alongside professors who include members of the National Academies, Fulbright Fellows, and some of the most cited researchers in the world. Despite their stature, WSU faculty members have a well-deserved reputation for accessibility. They equip undergraduates to present and publish research findings. Students enjoy hands-on learning. For example, in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, broadcast journalism students produce a daily television newscast. Students in the organic agriculture major dig in on a 30-acre certified organic teaching farm. In the Carson College of Business, hospitality business management students study overseas to master cross-cultural communication and management principles. A unique example of hands-on learning is found in WSU's entry for the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Students are collaborating across disciplines to design, build, and market a net-zero home--one that produces as much energy as it uses.

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Public, Coed 1890 N/A Semester $907.8 million + P.O Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164 (509) 335-3564
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42 100.0 Washington Pullman 792 856 125