Washington State University Spokane

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Washington State University, Spokane

Washington State University, Spokane (also known as WSU Health Sciences, Spokane) is an extended campus of Washington State University located in Spokane. It was established in 1989 and was given the title of the university’s health campus in 2010. The total student count is 1685, out of which 534 are undergraduates and 1151 are postgraduate students.

Washington State University, Spokane History

In response to HECB’s conclusion in 1989 (Washington State Legislature) five branch campuses of WSU were established in Tacoma, Vancouver, the Tri-Cities and Spokane. WSU Spokane has been expanding significantly in the recent years, credits of which goes to the community support.

Washington State University Programs, Courses and Schools

Washington State University Spokane has three Human Health Science-related colleges which are-

  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Washington State University Spokane provides programs in following fields of Medical Sciences-

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Education and Criminal Justice

The university is active in the research fields like Areas of Sleep And Performance, Cancer, Mental Health, Molecular Biosciences, and Substance Abuse. Washington State University, Spokane Achievements and Ranking

  • Washington State University is ranked 95 -114 nationally by ARWU and globally 301-400.
  • U.S News gave Washington State University a national ranking of 176 and a global ranking of 290.
  • Washington State University is ranked 400 by QS Global Ranking.
  • Forbes gave the university a ranking of 231 in top universities in America

Washington State University, Spokane USP

As one of the 115 Top U.S colleges and universities out of the total 4300 institutions, WSU is considered a ‘doctoral’ university with the highest research activity in topics like Health, Cancer, Molecular Biosciences and Substance Abuse. The university has an acceptance rate of 80%.

Washington State University Alumni

The notable alumni of Washington State University include-

  • Nobel Prize Winner Irwin Rose
  • Broadcaster Edward R Murrow
  • Journalist Ana Cabrera
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen
  • Astronaut John M. Fabian
  • Cartoonist Gary Larson
  • Veterinary Researcher John Gorham
  • Physician Neva Abelson
  • Wheat Breeder Orville Vogel

Washington State University Spokane Infrastructure

The campus of WSU is 2500 feet above the sea level and it is connected with Highway 270. Some of the campus buildings are made from red bricks and still dots the world war era architecture. Washington State University has sports facilities, research labs, stadiums, food courts and many more facilities on the campus.


Washington State University Spokane’s campus was initially called Phase one, and then it was named Riverpoint Higher Education Park. WSU Spokane shares its campus with several other educational institutes. Washington State University has full ownership and responsibility of regular operational functions of the Spokane campus.


The library of Washington State University Spokane is called Spokane Academic library. The library remains open to the public from 7.30 am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. The library always provides 20 minutes training to enhance the research skills of students which covers topics like copyright, database alerts, the WSU Research Exchange, Zotero, advanced PubMed, interdisciplinary databases and others.

Housing Services

Washington State University offers on-campus housing services to students. The campus of WSU has 18 residential halls built in the form of dorms. Washington State University helps you in finding your room partners as per your choice. Students can also opt to live in the apartments available on the campus if they meet the requirements. The university website also has information regarding off campus residence.

Students Club

Washington State University offers students with over 40 clubs to explore their interests and skills. Some these clubs are-

  • Art Club
  • Choral Company
  • WSU PhotoWorks
  • Concept Clay
  • Vocal Jazz Association
  • Actuarial Science Club
  • Ethics Bowl
  • History Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Political Science Club

Different Campus Location

Washington State University has a campus of 48 acres in Spokane. Besides this, the university also has its campus in the following places-

  • Pullman
  • The Tri-Cities
  • Vancouver
  • Everett
  • WSU Global Campus

Top Landmarks

  • The Great Northern Clocktower
  • Holley-Mason Building
  • Empire State Spokane
  • Spokane Airport

International Students Info

Courses Offered

Washington State University Spokane has three Human Health Science related colleges which are-

  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Washington State University Spokane provides programs in following fields of Medical Sciences-

  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Health Policy and Administration
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Education and Criminal Justice

Student Support

Washington State University understands the needs of the students and provides them with all the required services. WSU provides free counseling services to students and guidance regarding their career. The university also has academic advisors who specialize in career advices. Tech Resources and Support services are also available 24/7 to students. Virtual mentors, GIESORC and Access Center are among the other services provided by the university. WSU also gives free online tutoring and other services- such as Virtual mentors, GIESORC and Access Center- to students.

Visas and Immigration

Washington State University provides complete information regarding F-1 application that international students have to apply for. The university informs about 10 important reminders while applying for visa which are-

  • Ties to your home country and your residence abroad
  • English
  • Speak for yourself
  • Know the program and how it fits your career plans
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Different Requirements for Different Countries
  • Employment
  • Dependents Remaining at Home
  • Other special considerations

International Students Contact

Washington State University has a special Office of International Programs in the Bryan Hall where the office assists the students regarding any issue that they might be facing. For any queries, students can mail the university on [email protected] or contact them on 015093352541.

Students Life

Sports and Fitness

Washington State University has the WSU/EWU UFIT Student Fitness Center for the students to exercise and practice. The fitness center is a fully equipped gym with multiple bathrooms and showers. The athletic teams of the Washington University are called The Washington Cougars. The Washington Cougars is a member of Pac-12 Conference. The team consists of ten women’s sports and six men’s sports.

Health and Well-Being

Washington State University is dedicated to providing health and well- being services to students considering all their needs. The university extends emotional wellness services to students by providing counseling sessions, stress management lessons, teaching healthy sleep, providing sleep management lessons and Palouse Mindfulness. The university also offers free zumba classes. The university also offers financial wellness and social wellness help to students.

Residential Life

Residential Life is great for students. Living together enhances the experiences and increases social circle and connectivity. Not only this, students experience social nights and other events organized by the college. Living off-campus can also be a great option for students who strive for more independence.

Food & Drink

Washington State University Spokane has Fresh Plate Café on the first floor of the Academic Center which specializes in healthy food. Students can order food from the café or can opt for grab and go. There are several vending machines in the university and there is a Fresh Plate Café in the nursing building as well. Students can try nearby restraints as well.

Short Trips & Weekend Getaways

Students can visit the following places during their time off-

  • Riverfront Park
  • Manito Park
  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
  • Riverside State Park
  • Spokane Falls
  • Arbor Crest Wine Cellars

Part-time Job

Washington State University provides on-campus and off-campus employment opportunities to students. Students can create an account on Handshake and then look for desirable working opportunities. The employers check the application and then conduct an interview after which the student is hired. For more information students can mail their queries on [email protected].

Crime Around the Area

The area around Washington State University is pretty safe for students even at night. Washington has reported the second lowest crime rate in the Pacific region and is very safe for international students and tourists. There is a 24/7 security on campus and in case of any emergency students can contact the campus security authority.

Famous Courses

Following are the most in demand fields in majors and minors among the students-

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PhD)
  • BA in Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • BA in Nursing
  • Master of Nursing
  • MS in Plant Pathology
  • BSc in Food Sciences
  • BSc in Fruit & Vegetable Management

Campus Recruitment

Washington State University organizes annual placements where employers from different companies come to appoint students. Students have to go through different rounds of the hiring and after clearing they are hired for the job. Handshake is also a very good prospect for students in search for jobs.

Entry Requirements

  • High School mark-sheet with a minimum GPA of 3.6
  • $70 application fee for international students
  • Recommendation Letter
  • English Proficiency Test
  • Bachelor’s Degree Mark-sheet (if completed)
  • Personal Statement

Where to Apply

Students can apply directly on the official college website on

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IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United States of America. To be able to get a successful admission in Washington State University Spokane in United States of America students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Washington State University Spokane Cost of studies


Bachelors: USD $24,600
Masters: USD $24,600

Fees vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Washington State University Spokane Deadlines

Bachelors : Rolling admissions

Masters : Fall-January 10, Spring-July 1

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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