Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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Undergrad

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
10%
600-699
42%
500-599
39%
400-499
9%
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
32%
18-23
31%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
13%
30-36
19%
24-29
45%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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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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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Health/human Development
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 4947
ACT 4490

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,142
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Bellingham, WA

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.

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
51%
Top 1/2
85%
Bottom 1/2
15%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
42%
500-599
39%
400-499
9%
700-800
8%
600-699
29%
500-599
49%
400-499
13%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
45%
400-499
29%
300-399
5%
30-36
26%
24-29
32%
18-23
31%
12-17
10%
6-11
1%
30-36
8%
24-29
48%
18-23
31%
12-17
13%
30-36
19%
24-29
45%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline January 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay

Considered

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

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Cezar Mesquita
Director of Admissions
P: 360 650-3440
F: 360 650-7369
admit@wwu.edu

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,108.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,213
Room & board $12,037
Additional fees $1,128
Books & supplies $954
Total $21,332
Average Financial Aid - $18,108
Total with Avg. Aid $3,224

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $16,998,198
State $20,603,825
Institutional $5,619,102
Other external $2,122,158
Total $45,343,283

Non-need-based

Federal $13,846
State $120,274
Institutional $870,114
Other external $1,387,161
Total $2,391,395
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 360 650-3470
F: 360 650-7291
financialaid@wwu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Clara Capron
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment/Student Services
clara.capron@wwu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
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/Recreational Sports

basketball, flag football, golf, pickleball, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Steve Card (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Carmen Dolfo (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Higher Education
American Cultural Studies
Anthropology
Anthropology/Biology
Anthropology/Social Studies
Applied Mathematics
Art History
Audiology
Biochemistry
Biology
Biology/Anthropology
Biology/Mathematics
Business Administration
Business/Sustainability
Canadian-American Studies
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Chemistry/Biology
Chemistry/Mathematics
Chemistry/Physics
Chinese Language/Literature
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community Health
Computer Information Systems/Security
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance
Design/Visual Communications
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Special Education
Earth Science
Earth Science/General Science
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics/Accounting
Economics/Environmental Studies
Economics/Mathematics
Economics/Political Science
Economics/Social Studies
Education Administration
Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy Policy/Management
Energy Science/Technology
English
Environmental Education
Environmental Policy
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Exceptionality/Disability
Experimental Psychology
Financial Economics
Foreign Language/Literature
French
French Language Teacher Education
French/German
French/Spanish
Geography
Geography/Social Studies
Geology
Geophysics
German
German/Spanish
History
History/Social Studies
Human Services
Humanities
Industrial Design
Interdisciplinary Concentration
Japanese Language
Journalism
Kinesiology
Language/Literacy
Language/Literacy/Cultural Studies
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing/Supply Chain Management
Marine/Estuarine Science
Masters in Teaching
Masters of Professional Accounting
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mental Health/Counseling
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Education
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics/Mathematics
Plastics Engineering
Political Science
Political Science/Social Studies
Politics/Philosophy/Economics
Psychology
Recreational Management/Leadership
Registered Nursing
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counselor
Sociology
Sociology/Social Studies
Spanish
Special Education
Speech/Language Pathology
Statistics
Student Designed Major
Student-/Faculty-Designed Major
Studio Art
Theatre Arts
Urban Planning/Sustainable Development
Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. English
  2. Health/human Development
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
9%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Winter: September 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: March 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
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Rep. Of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Viet Nam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Casey B. Egger
International and Transfer Student Admissions Counselor
360 650-4764
casey.egger@wwu.edu

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Lists & Rankings

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