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Western Washington University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,045 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $97,933)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $83,463)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 126 82 - -
Basketball 16 13 - -
Golf 13 8 - -
Rowing - 32 - -
Soccer 29 26 - -
Softball - 23 - -
Volleyball - 17 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.1%
Hispanic 4.7%
Non-resident alien 1.2%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 5.2%
Two or more races 2.6%
White/non-Hispanic 75.7%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at Western Washington University

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 12
Liquor Law Violation 44
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 19
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Kyle from Shoreline, WA
  • 4
  • a lot of awesome people live in the dorms at western. making friends is really easy most of the time, and the buildings are of nice quality (most of them).…

  • Feb-26-2012 Read More
  • Rick from Lacey, WA
  • 2
  • Honestly I'm not a fan of the dorm life. Western's dorm life is fun and interesting but I am not the kind of person to enjoy it. Next year I…

  • Jul-30-2012 Read More
  • Heather from Bellingham, WA
  • 3
  • Dorm Life can be loud, especially on the Ridge or in Fairhaven. The dorms vary differently and it is common for most freshman to live in Fairhaven. One thing is…

  • Apr-25-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Sebastian from Bothell, WA
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    I heard a lot of horror stories about college dining hall food, but obviously, those stories didn't stem from Western Washington University. Obviously, there are going to be some off days, but 9 days out of 10, the food is spot on. And, to make things better, every Tuesday night is Warm Cookie Night, where there are unlimited warm cookies. AND there's a softserve machine in the dining hall!

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  • 3
  • Allison from Salem, OR
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is sometimes really good and sometimes kind of bad but there is always at least one good thing to eat.

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  • 3
  • Stirling from Bowie, MD
  • Oct-13-2014 I am a current student here

    I appreciate that Dining Services takes their health initiative very seriously and trust the quality of the food served. Most of the time there would be a decent selection of balanced meals, although it was a bummer if they didn't appeal to my personal taste. Salad bar was pretty good. The worst thing was that a few times they did run out of food but that does not happen often, and I know from working in the dining hall that the staff are trained to make safety and quality customer service their top priorities.

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  • 3
  • Robin Burlew from Marysville, WA
  • Sep-24-2014 I am a current student here

    There is not very much variation and there are some consistent dishes. If you're looking for vegan options you might want to dine off campus.

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  • 2
  • Jennifer from Mukilteo, WA
  • May-12-2014 I am a past student here

    The food and dining options at Western were poor and the food was terrible. For the price of a meal plan at Western, I wish that I had simply gone to the grocery store instead, better quality for less money.

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  • 3
  • Jeni from Tacoma, WA
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The dinning hall food is okay, but they have great other options on campus that are great like panda express, subways and pizza, and i love the starbucks

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  • 3
  • Carissa from Renton, WA
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    There are days when the food is the best I have ever tasted and some days where I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time by going to the hall. Pizza, burgers and fries, the salad bar, and cereal is always there for you though. Just be sure to have something to snack on when you decide that dining hall food isnt for you.

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  • 3
  • Kathryn from Lakewood, WA
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are three dining halls on campus, Fairhaven Commons, Ridge Commons, and Viking Commons. The Viking Commons is the busiest dining hall because it is right near the middle of campus and serves some of the best lunch. The Ridge Commons is on The Ridge and doesn't always have the best food, but sometimes it surprises you and you have a fantastic meal! Fairhaven Commons are known to have the best food on campus and be the most acceptable to students who have food allergies and/or are gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian. There are also multiple small stores on campus which sell food, snacks, and coffee! The soups at these stores are some of the best soups I've ever had! They have really good coffee, also.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is pretty good, nothing special, but paying for it is rather pricey. If you live on campus, you have to have a meal plan, and even the cheapest is expensive. Here we have a buffet style dining hall, where you swipe your card once, removing one of your meals from the plan, and while you are still in the hall you can eat as much as you want. This is nice compared to other schools I have been to in that you can leave the hall full, rather than wanting more than just a tiny, overpriced meal.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life