Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Tuition & Fees

$8,508

$25,266

not including room and board

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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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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 17,883
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: Small-medium city

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
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-prepatory 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
Room & board $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 Facts

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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
Basketball
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Archeology.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
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.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Comparative Psychology.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Developmental and Child Psychology.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
East Asian Studies.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Energy and Environmental Policy.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
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.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial and Product Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism, Other.
Journalism.
Latin American Studies.
Linguistics.
Management Information Systems, General.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Marine Sciences.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics and Computer Science.
Mathematics and Statistics.
Mathematics, General.
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
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.
Public/Applied History.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Sustainability Studies.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
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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 transfered

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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