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I honestly believe that WSU provides a great education. It might be in the middle of nowhere, but that gives students the chance to get out of their parent's house and do a lot of growing up and learning outside of the class room as well. My caution to all students no matter what school they want to go to is to figure out what you want to do, before you go to school. Also, if the purpose of going is to help you in your career, make sure it is a degree that is in high demand. Engineers are being hired like crazy no matter their skill level. They just need a degree. Other degrees, such as business and communications do not get you hired in that same manner. Employers care more that you have experience. Very specific experience in the position they are looking to fill. The idea that a degree shows that you work hard and are capable of learning is not true. Employers don't want to train you. They want you to know it already. School can't teach you how each company operates and how each company wants everything done. So now you are left with a useless degree and no relevant experience.
The small town community at Pullman was incredible! While I was a radio DJ at KZUU my sculpture professor would call in to request songs. The theater community was vibrant and hopping over to Moscow Idaho gave the opportunity to learn swing dancing and go to vintage theaters. Since most of my farming family also went to WSU- and one of my cousins was on the football team- I didn't see how WSU had a place for artists- but it did. My friends who went to UW got lost in the city- the school was just another aspect of Seattle. By the end of my ...5 glorious years... at WSU I felt like I'd met everyone interesting- every basement rock show I went to I was running into old and new friends. I still see my college room mates nearly every year and it was an incredible experience. The professors are there for the students and involved in the community. The Environmental Science program was a little old school- but I've heard it's gotten more specialized. I know the microbiology program was excellent. If you do go there for science- make sure you work in a lab in the kind of job you want to later get. I should have just stuck with the art degree I started with instead of changing it to science for the challenge and to "get a job." I ended up working in the arts anyway. The women's studies and philosophy professors changed my life with their incredible perspectives. The art department was incredibly supportive and creative. Go Cougs!
This was a great school to earn an education. There were many different course offerings and the atmosphere made for an enjoyable college experience.
WSU is an excellent school for many reasons, though you have to like walking up hills. The engineering faculty are mostly good, and when you find a prof you like, stick to him/her.
Had I had more support when choosing a school, there's a very good chance I would have gone somewhere else. With that said, however, WSU, like many universities, is exactly what you put into it. I made lasting relationships with both peers and faculty, got an education that has propelled me into a career I honestly enjoy. The campus is beautiful and the people are kind. It's in the middle of nowhere Eastern Washington, however, and overall is quite conservative as a region. You'll often be taught by adjuncts and grad students, not faculty, even at the higher course levels. Then again, at least in my field, the adjuncts were the instructors I learned the most from. College is what you make it, and WSU is a school like many others: you'll get out what you put in.
I attended a branch campus of WSU and enjoyed the small class size and access to professors. When considering location as a major factor this is a great University to attend.
Great university. Loved the small town feel and that the university is the town.
It is the real college experience. The whole city centers around the university. Everyone is friendly and the city isn't bad either. Definitely not a lot to do but you can find stuff. Or party.
Strong Curriculum, great community, strong greek system, affordable state school
WSU is a great school. I had many great professors and a wonderful experience overall.