Western Washington University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
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.141 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.141 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities212 Graduates
Environmental Sciences127 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies121 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies112 Graduates
Human Services104 Graduates
Business Administration and Management96 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.145 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.184 responses
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
I love the campus, itself! A ton of neat things to see and do as you walk around between classes, or just for fun. Every season brings beauty to the campus, and you can't beat the breathtaking view of Bellingham Bay, especially at night! My professors have been really great and helpful, for the most part. I've met my best, life-long friends at Western. The people are pretty friendly, in general. The dorms are not terrible--I lived in Nash for my first two years. It's located in a super eccentric city, and Downtown Bellingham is an incredible, quirky place for eating, shopping, and exploring! Overall, I am really going to miss attending school at Western when I graduate!
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.