Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, USA
3.63 Average Rating

Western Washington University is a public institution located in the coastal city of Bellingham. WWU offers more than 160 academic programs on the campus, which is surrounding by 6 miles of trails for students to explore. The university was named a top national producer of Fullbright Scholarship winners for the 2016-2017 school year, as well as consistently ranked among the best values in the nation. Western is committed to sustainability and recycles thousands of pounds of material daily at the AS Recycle Center, which students can also learn more about through the several sustainability programs WWU offers. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
83%
Out of State Students
16%
0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1114
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 31, 2018
Other March 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
15,915
Total Number of Undergrads
14,968
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
40%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$15,957
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$6,732
Out-of-State Tuition
$20,646
0
100
91%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
71%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,563
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
41%
59%
Student Organizations
266
Size of Town
City: Small
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Bellingham
Portland
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.63 Average Rating
WWU is an incredible place to learn and live. It is small enough to not get lost in the crowd and recognize others while walking around but big enough to never be bored and continually meet new people. Nothing bad to report.
Alicia
A close-knit, diverse community in a suburban city. Access to many activities, both inside and outside of campus. Friendly students and staff!
Sarah from Lynden, WA