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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
  • 3
  • Tonantzin from Lacey, WA
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining here is honestly a bit mediocre. The dining staff is extremely helpful and nice however this is one of the minor changes I would make if I had some control. The quality of the food can definitely rise just a little bit.

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  • 4
  • Lauren from Auburn, WA
  • Oct-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many options for food on campus from Starbucks, Subway, Panda Express, Zoes (Bagel/ Coffee shop) and a pizza place. Also, some of the local restaurants come around lunch time and sell food at a discounted rate for students!

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lauren from Auburn, WA
  • Oct-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There is no Greek Life on campus. Western does have a few business fraternities but they do not have their own house like much of the other schools that have a Greek system.

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