Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$8,341

$24,690

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
39%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
44%
18-23
31%
12-17
4%
6-11
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

19

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,502
Declined 1,011
Total Received 10,513
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Public

15,240

undergraduate students

902

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Western Washington University, founded in 1893, is a public, comprehensive university. Its 223-acre campus is located in Bellingham, Washington.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 16,142
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational

223-acre campus in Bellingham (population: 89,045), 60 miles from Vancouver and 90 miles from Seattle; branch campuses in Bremerton, Everett, Oak Harbor, Port Angeles, and Seattle. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC Canada
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bellingham International

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA
98225

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
25.7%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Intramurals
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Associated Students
  • Outdoor Center
  • Ethnic Student Center

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
41%
500-599
39%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
700-800
7%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
12%
300-399
1%
30-36
18%
24-29
44%
18-23
31%
12-17
4%
6-11
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 31
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.42

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,502
Declined 1,011
Total Received 10,513

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

application essay

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 47
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

86%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,669

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,213
Room & board $12,037
Additional fees $1,128
Books & supplies $954
Other fees $2,373
Total $23,705
Average Financial Aid - $4,669
Total with Avg. Aid $19,036
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, ultimate Frisbee, water skiing, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, fencing, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Equestrian sports, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Crew, Equestrian sports, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Anthropology, Other
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Canadian Studies
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Finance, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Neuroscience
Operations Management and Supervision
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Doctorial degree - other

16,142

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

15,240
students

Female
57%
8,737

Male
43%
6,503

6%

902
students

Female
62%
561

Male
38%
341

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

13,887
students

Female
59%
8,071

Male
41%
5,816

9%

1,353
students

Female
50%
666

Male
50%
687

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 26%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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

1,155

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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