Western Washington University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Western Washington University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.136 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.139 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.139 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities204 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies129 Graduates
Human Services115 Graduates
Creative Writing111 Graduates
Political Science and Government96 Graduates
Environmental Sciences91 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.143 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.182 responses
After Western Washington University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.96 responses
Western Washington University Reviews
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I loved everything about Western Washington University! I graduated with two undergraduate degrees- Spanish and Communication, and I minored in Psychology. My Spanish professor was the best teacher I have had to this day; she even encouraged and helped me study abroad in Spain for a semester. Studying abroad was a life changing experience, and I am so grateful that Western helps make dreams to study and travel abroad into a reality. I love the surrounding area, Bellingham, as it boasts tons of hiking, running and biking trails. There are mountains close by for backpacking and skiing and tons of awesome camping spots. There are beaches, lakes, and water activities. There are amazing restaurants, breweries, shopping, and live music scene. I would recommend this college and surrounding city to anyone!
I never would have thought I would be attending Western Washington University, but I have not regretted it. I toured the campus when I was a Senior in high school with little expectations. However, when we arrived to Western, I understood the beauty of Bellingham- it's surrounded by mountains and trees and views- oh my! When we got on campus, everyone was extremely helpful and very easy going which put me at ease. I remember telling my mom, "Western stole our hearts." Everyone told me I would fit in so well at Western, and they were right. They have my favorite activity- Swing Dancing, several times a week, beautiful places to hike to, and an overall welcoming community. Each student and teacher I talk to are all so nice and understanding. I feel as though I got very lucky with my classes and the friends I've made, but I also believe that's just what Western is about. Everyone is welcoming of each other, and that's what we need in this world.
This college has so much to offer no matter where you see yourself in the future. There are so many unique programs that cater to all types of specialized content, and if there isn't something general that you can find you can design your own program through Fairhaven College. They have so many resources for students that I just assume there is a person to help me with anything - and it's true! Bike flat tire, academic scheduling, confidential counseling...it's all here and it's all offered to me on campus! The only downsides are a *slight* lack of diversity and a smaller accessibility to different sports.