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Washington State University (WSU) is a publicresearch university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the northwest. United States. Founded 1. WSU (colloquially "Wazzu") is the state's land- grant university, well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, neuroscience, food science, plant science, business, architecture, and communications. It is ranked in the top 1. America with high research activity, as determined by the U. S. News & World Report. With an undergraduate enrollment of 2. Washington state.The university also operates campuses across Washington known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri- Cities, and WSU Vancouver, all founded 2. In 2. 01. 2, WSU launched an Internet- based Global Campus, which includes its online degree program, WSU Online.
These campuses award primarily bachelor's and master's degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2. Tri- Cities campus in 2. Total enrollment for the four campuses and WSU Online exceeds 2.
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This includes 1,7. WSU's athletic teams are called the Cougars and the school colors are crimson and gray. The six men's and nine women's varsity teams compete in NCAADivision I in the Pac- 1. Conference. HistoryWashington State College was established by the Washington Legislature on March 2. The institution was one of the land- grant colleges created under the 1. Morrill Act signed into law by President.
Abraham Lincoln. The federal land grants for the new institution included 9. After an extended search for a location, the state's new land- grant college opened in Pullman on January 1. The year 1. 89. 7 saw the first graduating class of seven men and women.[1.
The school changed its name from Washington Agricultural College and School of Science to State College of Washington in 1. Washington State College." The name was changed by the state legislature to Washington State University 5. Thompson and Bryan Halls in 1. Enoch A. Bryan, appointed July 2. 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. Bryan guided WSU toward respectability and is arguably the most influential figure in the history of the university. The landmark clock tower in the center of campus is his namesake. WSU's role as a statewide institution became clear in 1. Agricultural Experiment Station west of the Cascade Mountains near Puyallup. WSU has subsequently established extension offices and research centers in all regions of the state, with major research facilities in Prosser, Mount Vernon, and Wenatchee.
In 1. 98. 9, WSU officially gained branch campuses in Spokane, the Tri- Cities, and Vancouver. Overall, the Federal Government and the State of Washington have entrusted 1. WSU for agricultural and scientific research throughout the Pacific Northwest. Professional education began with establishment of the School of Veterinary Science in 1. Doctor of Veterinary Science degrees were awarded. The veterinary school was elevated to college status in 1. College of Veterinary Medicine in 1.
Graduate education began in the early years and, in 1. M. S. in Botany. In 1. In 1. 92. 2 a Graduate School was created.
In 1. 92. 9, the first Ph. D. degree conferred, in Bacteriology. In 2. 01. 1, professors warned students that using oppressive language, such as "illegal immigrant," "male," and "female," would result in bad grades. Administrators assured students that no student would suffer for using terms that might offend some.[1.
Organization and administrationThe university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 2. CollegesThese departments, schools and programs are organized into 1. In addition, WSU has an all- university Honors College, a Graduate School, an online Global Campus, and an accredited intensive English program for non- native speakers (the Intensive American Language Center).[1. Board of RegentsWashington State University is chartered by the State of Washington.
A Board of Regents governs the university and provides direction to the President. There are ten regents appointed by the governor, nine of whom serve six- year terms. The tenth is a student regent appointed on an annual basis.[1. As of March 2. 00.
Currently the regents are Don Barbieri, Theodor P. Baseler, Scott E. Carson, Harold A. Cochran, Ryan Durkan, Laura M. Jennings, Lura J. Powell, Ron Sims, Jansen Vander.
Meulen (student), and Michael C. Worthy.[1. 9][2. 0]LeadershipDaniel J. Bernardo currently serves as WSU's acting president and chief executive officer. The Provost and Executive Vice President post is currently co- led by Ron Mittelhammer and Erica Austin, who handle academics, research and faculty matters for WSU statewide. The former president, Elson Floyd, former president of University of Missouri System, succeeded V. Lane Rawlins on May 2.
June 2. 0, 2. 01. Bernardo was formerly Dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences.WSU has had just 1. George W. Lilley (1. John W. Heston (1. Enoch A. Bryan (1. Ernest O. Holland (1. Wilson M. Compton (1.
C. Clement French (1. Glenn Terrell (1. Samuel H. Smith (1.
V. Lane Rawlins (2. Elson S. Floyd (2. Current acting president Daniel J.
Bernardo is not counted among those; nor are previous acting presidents William Pearl (1. Wallis Beasley (1. WSU FoundationThe WSU Foundation is an independent, private corporation with its own Board of Governors and Chief Executive Officer that serves as a fundraising organization for the university.[2. The current Board Chair is Judy Rogers.[2.
FacultyThe Faculty Senate serves as the sounding board for the more than 2,2. All major academic decisions must be approved by the Senate. The Senate is composed of representatives from each academic college and department, and from all four WSU campuses.AcademicsFall Freshman Statistics[2. Applicants. 18,5. Admits. 15,0. 17.
Admitted. 80. 9. 82. Enrolled. 4,4. 58. Avg GPA3. 2. 93. 2. Homer J. Dana Hall (1. College of Engineering and Architecture.
WSU has 1. 2 colleges and a graduate school. The liberal arts and sciences have an important place in the curriculum, along with business, communication, education, architecture, pharmacy, nursing, and the traditional land- grant disciplines of agriculture, engineering, and veterinary medicine. WSU offers more than 2. BachelorвЂ™s degrees are available in all major areas, with masterвЂ™s and doctoral degrees available in most. The undergraduate core curriculum, including the writing program, is nationally recognized. WSUвЂ™s Honors College is one of the oldest and most respected all- university programs for academically talented students. WSU confers nearly 5,9. WSU employs over 1,4. RankingsWSU is ranked 1.
U. S. News and World Report rankings. It also ranked 6.
AACSB, and ranked 5. ABET. WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine ranked 1. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks WSU in the 8. WSU is ranked 3. 54th in the world by the QS World University Rankings.
WSU LibrariesThe WSU Libraries[3. WSU Pullman campus (Animal Health, Holland/Terrell, and Owen Science & Engineering Libraries) and five libraries off the Pullman campus (the Betty M. Anderson, WSU Energy Program, and WSU Spokane libraries, and the WSU Tri- Cities and WSU Vancouver libraries). Five reading rooms libraries on the Pullman campus (the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Allies; Heritage House; Human Relations and Diversity; Music; and Women's Resource Center collections) are outside the WSU Libraries.[3. The WSU Libraries also participates in the Orbis Cascade Alliance,[3. Washington and Oregon offering the Summit catalog and an inter- library loan system and the WSU Libraries participates in the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA).[4. United States. WSU Libraries utilizes ILLiad, RAPID, and DOCLINE for document delivery.
WSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries. The WSU Libraries holds 2,2. WSU faculty and students downloaded 2,0. ResearchWSU spent $3.
In 2. 01. 3, National Science Foundation rankings of research and development expenditures, WSU ranked 3. Research and scholarship at WSU is rooted in agriculture, natural for a land- grant university.
The institution's first leader, George W. Lilley (1. 89. 1вЂ“1. Washington Agricultural College and School of Science and director of the Washington Agricultural Experiment Station. Subjects taught by the first five faculty members included agriculture, botany, horticulture, forestry, and veterinary science. In 1. 89. 4, the 6th faculty member, William Jasper Spillman, arrived to teach plant science and mathematics and serve as the first wheat breeder.[4.