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  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Western Governors is a private, online university. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 72,385 undergraduate students. The Western Governors acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 38% of students, Western Governors alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
About Western Governors University...
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Address
4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Western Governors University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$9,115/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,944/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,357/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,853/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,358/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,270/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
41:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.254 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.222 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.222 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
72,385Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
91%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    67%
  • N/A
    17%
  • Nerdy
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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WGU is an awesome alternative to physical campus types. It is competency-based, & flat-rate fees. Nothing extra to pay for. The teacher's college is wonderful. I have had a majority of good experiences with the online experience, and anything that was not a good experience was quickly remedied. Originally I had problems with the proctoring, not only in my area, but online. WGU was amazing, meaning they took my criticism and suggestions and fixed the problem within the next few months. Even though this sounds like a long time to fix the problem, in reality that is super quick. The staff has no problem helping me with any sort of problem I may have. The only thing I would appreciate is more availability for some sort of tutoring to happen soon. I would recommend WGU to anyone looking for a way to finish or accomplish a degree. I am almost done, and am looking forward to the next degree step with WGU!
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I have had a great experience with this school. I wanted to go back to get my BS and it was the perfect match as I currently work part time and needed a flexible program with my work schedule. They have fantastic staff who are very knowledgable and always ready to help you, and if they don't know something they know exactly how to find that information out! Going into my second semester thus far and couldn't be happier.
I could not have asked for more out of an online learning experience! There is a lot of support through counselors, professors and online learning tools to help you be successful. While you do need to be self motivated and organized, this is a great option for working professionals who need a flexible schedule. I highly recommend this school- and have recommended it to many friends and family.