Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Health & Medicine Business

Tuition & Fees

$8,508

$25,266

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
550
75th
620
25th
530
75th
29
25th
21
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,556
Declined 663
Total Received 10,219
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Public

16,791

undergraduate students

1,092

graduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 17,883
Established in 1893
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Small-medium city

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA
98225

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
86%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
650
25th
550
75th
620
25th
530
75th
29
25th
21
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Application deadline (final deadline) January 31
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,556
Declined 663
Total Received 10,219

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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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Financial Aid

57%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$7,981

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,377
Housing & Food $13,007
Additional fees $1,131
Books & supplies $996
Total $22,511
Average Financial Aid - $7,981
Total with Avg. Aid $14,530

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Golf yes yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Anthropology, Other. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Archeology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes
Biology Teacher Education. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Canadian Studies. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes
Chemistry Teacher Education. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Chinese Language and Literature. yes
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General. yes
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling. yes
Community Health and Preventive Medicine. yes
Comparative Psychology. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes
Developmental and Child Psychology. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Earth Science Teacher Education. yes
East Asian Studies. yes
Economics, General. yes
Economics, Other. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Computer Engineering. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Energy and Environmental Policy. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Finance, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geography. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Japanese Language and Literature. yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Journalism. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marine Sciences. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics and Statistics. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Performance, General. yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes yes
Neuroscience. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Polymer/Plastics Engineering. yes
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public/Applied History. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Studies Teacher Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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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

17,883

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

94%

16,791
students

Female
57%
9,563

Male
43%
7,228

6%

1,092
students

Female
61%
670

Male
39%
422

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

14,657
students

Female
58%
8,474

Male
42%
6,183

13%

2,134
students

Female
51%
1,089

Male
49%
1,045

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: March 1

Winter: September 15

Spring: January 1

Summer: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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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

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