Washington State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (37)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The atmosphere of the school was exactly what I was looking for in an Undergrad institution! The school spirit brought everyone together and the education was first class! People were extremely friendly and the many club opportunities kept me busy networking and improving my chances of getting hired after graduation! I couldn't imagine getting an education anywhere else!
My degree program was great! The professors were wonderful and helpful. Small class sizes once you get to the specific classes within the field. Some of my instructors had practices outside of the university so we were able to get some hands on learning. However, I do not feel that my advisor was helpful. I did not know the right questions to ask for my future and she only guided me through course requirements. Make sure to research what you want and know that some degrees require further education to reach your career goals. WSU is a fun place to go to school. Know that the total cost is quite high. I paid all my expenses by student loan and ended with $65,000 debt. It is probably on the same line as other universities though. There is undoubtably a lot of partying. However, I found it easy and convenient to get to all my classes the entire time I attended. The campus is easy to navigate and beautiful. There are plenty of places to study, exercise, and hang out. I felt safe while on and off campus,. Even during night outings. There is not a whole lot of places to go outside of Pullman. There is the Snake river to enjoy, camping, or going up to Spokane for a show. All in all a great experience I wouldn't trade.
Great place for an all around education, many foreign students.
The college experience for me was pretty good in terms of getting the service and help that I needed. The teachers were willing to help me everyday step of the way and I felt I learned more than I ever could with writing while taking this college.
I thought this was an excellent degree option, as I was working full-time and unable to attend school in the traditional classroom setting. It was challenging, yet manageable - I had the opportunity to excel in both the workplace and the classroom which is something I really didn't think I'd be able to do. There was a huge selection of course options that I was genuinely interested in, professors were interactive and passionate about their area of expertise; I didn't feel like I was missing out on the "college experience." Better yet, 4 years out of school and I still feel this was a valuable experience for me.... I learned something, and I still remember what I learned! I would definitely come back at some point to pursue my Master's Degree. Further, when applying for jobs and submitting resumes, I was confident when I listed having a Bachelor's Degree from Washington State University - you don't need to state that it was a distance degree program - you got the degree and THAT is what matters!