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Western Washington University
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  • 4 Year
  • BELLINGHAM, WA

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

516 HIGH STREET
BELLINGHAM, WA 98225
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
From Western Washington University

Find You. Be You. Stand out. From the beautiful natural environment to the welcoming community, Western is a breath of fresh air and a wonderful place to call home. Get ready to make deep connections and have the real conversations needed to create a better future.

We want people with an appetite for ambition. People who want to learn about the universe, and then change it. We have students designing and building solar-powered tiny homes. A professor who’s on the Mars Curiosity Rover team. And graduates who teach code to fifth graders.

Through close relationships with professors, a community atmosphere, and academic excellence, we help people find their purpose. And we inspire them to pursue that purpose with everything they’ve got. We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it.

This is a place where, together, we can MAKE WAVES.

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Western Washington University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 31
Acceptance Rate
94%
SAT Range
1080-1270
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$18,398 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,874 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
87%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 136 responses
38%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 159 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 159 responses

Majors

Mathematics

Western offers both a BS and BA in Mathematics. In comparison, the BS Mathematics major has more advanced requirements while the BA offers more flexibility in creating a course schedule. Western’s Mathematics/Computer Science Program provides excellent preparation for graduate study or for careers in the technical, scientific, and mathematical application of computers.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    94%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,447 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,572
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 112 responses
  • Outdoorsy
    52%
  • Friendly, adventurous
    38%
  • Committed
    4%
  • Granola cruncher
    4%
  • Studious, non-social
    2%
  • cliquey
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 163 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 202 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 97 responses
  • Liberal
    79%
  • Activist
    15%
  • Conservative
    1%
  • Strict
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
73%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 96 responses

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Rating 3.7 out of 5  2,274 reviews
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