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4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Washington State University Vancouver provided a top notch education opportunity in a smaller setting. Class sizes were small and allowed me to grow connections with the professors. The Public Affairs program prepared me for a career in public service in local government.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

WSU is an awesome place to attend school. I love being an alumni and love calling myself a coug. I was an out of state student therefore, tuition was high for me and I was a transfer student, so there were less opportunities for me for receiving aid. I would encourage everyone to apply and attend WSU. I also highly suggest that you pick a major that you love and that you can translate into the working world and one where in which you can obtain a job.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Anthropology, Other
Graduation Year: 2014

Washington State University is a family. I know many people would say that, but it is an unbreakable bond and fantastic school if you give it a chance. I do not want to give a review that seems like a recitation of a commercial, or some pitch from a recruiter. So what I will tell you is my story. I was an anthro major and got myself involved in clubs and activities that made me some of the best friends I have ever had and continue to have to this day. I engaged in experiences that completely shaped and changed my career path for the better such as undergraduate research in a completely different field of study. I was dead set on being in a specific category within the system, anthropology, but classes and professors showed me that it was possible to be more than just that category, more than just a female student getting a bachelors with 25,000+ other students. I was an anthropologist, a scientist, a researcher, a student, a friend, and part of a family. There is something unexplainable about being a Washington State Cougar. But at Washington State University you are more than just a number or student in a chair. You are forever part of the family, no matter where you go, or what career you pursue, you will have other cougs believing in you. I will leave you with this, Go Cougs.

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3 out of 5
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

Attending Washington state university was a greet experience for me. Going to college on the other side of the state not only allowed me to meet new friends and grow my network but I was able to really mature as an adult. This university creates various opportunities for students to gain leadership experience in educational groups as well as extracurricular groups.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Communication and Media Studies, Other
Graduation Year: 2011

I loved my time at WSU but a Bachelor's degree in Communication doesn't do a whole lot for you. I will be attending graduate school in a field unrelated but I don't regret and will never regret getting my degree. The experience I had at WSU will forever stick with me and I am very excited for the next career goals I hope to achieve.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Washington State University (Vancouver) is a great educational institution. You get to enjoy the academic resources of a major research institution with the small, intimate feeling of a local, community campus. In four years as a science major, my largest classes were still smaller than those you'd find at some of the larger institutions. My professors knew me by name and were invested in my success. There are many opportunities for research, community involvement, networking, career counseling, and more. Because there are no dorms on campus, the entire school is focused on education and improving the lives of their students and community. Challenging curriculum, tough professors, and degree programs that are designed for transfer and getting their students into the workforce. In all, I recommend WSU Vancouver for your undergraduate educational goals.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 1994

Washington State was a wonderful university. I was able to take part in research as an undergrad and had a diversified course load that enabled a broad learning experience. Socially, Pullman offered just enough things to get into to keep life interesting and we could always drive to Moscow, ID for additional fun options. Overall, it was a very fun and rewarding time.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science and Government, Other
Graduation Year: 2016

Growing up in the northwest provides multiple options for individuals to attend university. Many friends of mine have discussed their experiences at other locations, but they didn't seem to compare to mine at Washington State University (WSU). Like many, I have been forced to fund my undergraduate and graduate studies with little outside help. As such, I worked fulltime while a student at WSU. In order to pursue a bachelors degree, I needed to find a college with a flexible program to allow for such a busy schedule. WSUs three campus options (Pullman, Vancouver, and Online) provided the perfect solution. Much of my time was spent at the Online campus, however, there were a couple classes that were not offered. The Vancouver campus had these unoffered classes and it was easy to complete split enrollments. To help facilitate a difficult schedule, my advisor worked diligently and swiftly to get me answers to questions I had and suggested courses based on my interests. My interests changed multiple times throughout my undergraduate career, so this was very helpful. The online classes were challenging, simply because of the inherent motivation needed to do well without going to a physical class. That said, each instructor was helpful whenever students asked questions on the public discussion board. For me, when asking questions privately, the response time was fast. This, again, makes a difficult schedule a little bit easier. Most memorable was the understanding of one instructor when I could not complete an important exam for her class. In the middle of a timed exam, I was made aware that there was a water leak in my apartment. Accordingly, I stopped my progress with the exam and tended to the leak. Shortly after the time expired, and calming down from my panic attack, I emailed my professor requesting to have a second opportunity to complete the exam. Within 3 hours, I received a response granting a second attempt. Frankly, I don' know if every professor would do this but I am grateful for that one and the others that have helped get me to where I am today. Without the understanding and flexibility that was provided by WSU, I may not be attending law school this fall. For that, I am grateful.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved attending WSU. I had wonderful professors that allowed me to have flexible due dates on assignments as I worked both a full and part-time job while attending school. Because I had to put myself through school, I relied heavily on the financial aid office, which often wasn't exactly helpful. However, I did have a lot of professors that were very knowledgeable in financial aid and helped me. The classes were all excellent, and I'm thankful I did running start to offset the amount of mind-numbing entry-level classes I had to complete.

3 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

Attending Washington State University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I immediately immersed myself in everything the school had to offer, including joining a sorority, getting a job on campus, trying out a club sport, getting involved in research, and seeking out clubs to join. The classes offered are wonderful, and I never felt like I was not respected, nor did I feel like I did not belong. The professors really want to engage with students, and appreciate feedback on their classroom performance. I would say the one thing that I felt discouraged by was the lack of help I received from my academic advisor. The advisors are there to support students, and help them make informed choices regarding classes, future education, and job opportunities. The psychology advisors would simply tell me what classes to take, and when I would ask for information regarding anything other than psychology or my schedule, they had minimal advice for me. I had to seek out things like, research opportunities, scholarships, graduate school information, and career opportunities on my own and this was frustrating because I felt like they were not living up to their roles. I cant speak on behalf of all the advisors at Washington State University, but I think there is room for improvement.

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