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Western Washington University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
13,651
Total Undergrads
Including 1,045 Part-time
2,748
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 28 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division II (without football)

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

4
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $97,933)
7
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 - -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alicia
  • Jul-20-2015 I am a current student here

    I love the campus food! Plenty of options and the cooks are great.

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  • 1
  • Francesca from Olympia, WA
  • May-04-2015 I am a past student here

    I absolutely hate the dining hall at WWU. I wish I could give it zero stars. I am vegan and ate animal products ten times (that I know of) over two quarters due to false labeling. They throw out vegetarian and vegan labels on their foods regardless if they are or not. They also put out incorrect ingredients lists on many of their items. BEWARE if you have allergies, moral, or religious concerns with your diet. I spoke with the assistant director of the dining hall weekly for an entire quarter and saw little to no improvement in the dining hall. Bonus: you could sue the dining hall if you have allergies and make a lot of money!

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  • 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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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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