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Tuition & Fees

$9,942

$20,831

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined + 1,550
Total Received 9,508
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undergraduateRatios

45%

55%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Social Sciences
  2. Business/marketing
  3. English
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School Facts

Western Washington University, founded in 1893, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 195-acre campus is located in Bellingham, in the northwest corner of the state, 20 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 14,950
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Codes

SAT 4947
ACT 4490

Public

14,026

undergraduate students

924

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
39%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
53%
18-23
33%
12-17
5%
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Bellingham, WA

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Bellingham, WA

195-acre campus in Bellingham (population: 82,234), 60 miles from Vancouver and 90 miles from Seattle; branch campuses in Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Oak Harbor, Port Angeles, and Seattle. Served by air, bus, and train; major airport serves Seattle. Public transportation serves campus.

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
27%
500-599
43%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
26%
500-599
47%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
30-36
13%
24-29
48%
18-23
37%
12-17
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
39%
18-23
36%
12-17
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
53%
18-23
33%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined + 1,550
Total Received 9,508

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Clara Capron
Director of Financial Aid/Acting Director of Admissions
P: 360 650-3440
F: 360 650-7369
admit@cc.wwu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,503
Room & board $9,656
Additional fees $1,359
Books & supplies $1,080
Total $19,598
Average Financial Aid - $14,893
Total with Avg. Aid $4,705

Financial Aid

92%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$14,893

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,028,563
State $15,778,587
Institutional $4,971,099
Other external $1,535,660
Total $38,313,909

Non-need-based

Federal $143,491
State $31,544
Institutional $507,275
Other external $900,668
Total $1,582,978

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Mr. Viking
School colors
navy blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Accounting/Computer Science
Adult Education
American Cultural Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Mathematics
Biopsychology
Business Administration
Canadian-American Studies
Chemistry
Chemistry/Mathematics
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community Health
Computer Science
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Electronics Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
Environmental Education
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Exceptional Child Education
Exercise/Sport Science
Financial Economics
French
General Studies
Geography
Geology
German
History
Human Movement/Performance
Human Services
Humanities
Individualized Program
Industrial Design
Industrial Technology
Journalism
Linguistics
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing/Supply Chain Management
Marine/Estuarine Science
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mental Health/Counseling
Music
Music Education
Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences/Science Education
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Planning/Environmental Policy
Plastics Engineering Technology
Political Science
Psychology
Reading Education
Recreation
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Administration
School Counselor
Science Education
Secondary Education
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Student Designed Major
Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education
Student-/Faculty-Designed Major
Studio Art
Technology Education
Theatre
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

94%

14,026
students

Female
55%
7,736

Male
45%
6,290

Graduate

6%

924
students

Female
63%
582

Male
37%
342

undergraduateFull-time

92%

12,942
students

Female
56%
7,241

Male
44%
5,701

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,084
students

Female
46%
495

Male
54%
589

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Winter: October 15

Spring: January 15

Summer: April 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 26
Countries most often represented Canada
France
Hong Kong
Japan
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Richard Bruce
Assistant Director, International Programs and Exchanges
360 650-6517
richard.bruce@wwu.edu

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