Western Washington University (WWU)

Bellingham, WA

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Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Western Washington University Student Essentials

Western Washington University Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mr. Viking
Website: www.wwu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $8,805
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,152
Retention Rate: 85%
Enrollment: 16,677
Year Established: 1893

About WWU

Western Washington University is nationally recognized for excellent academic programs offered in the beautiful town of Bellingham, Washington, just 90 miles north of Seattle and less than 25 miles south of the Canadian border.

Western offers bachelor’s degree programs in a wide range of traditional disciplines. Almost every concentration is represented, even Canadian-American studies.

Master’s degrees are offered in a surprisingly long list of disciplines, including education, several social sciences, business administration, music, and various physical and behavioral sciences.

Western is proud of its vibrant student life activities and welcoming campus. Students are encouraged to take advantage of student organizations, campus activities, student government, athletic teams, residential life, and outdoor recreational programs.

Support services are available to help students focus on their academic pursuits. Students are provided with academic workshops, career advising, counseling services, a health clinic, veteran services, and much more. Financial aid advising is also available to students who need assistance paying for tuition.

Graduate students are sometimes required to participate in their own research, which is facilitated and supervised by faculty. Western houses over ten centers and institutions dedicated to the research of various fields, including studies in marine biology, international relations, business, and border policy.

Students of Western are provided with stellar academic programs, unique research opportunities, and vibrant student life activities.

WWU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Western Washington University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I absolutely love Western Washington University. The campus is beautiful and very easy to navigate and learn. The reason behind why I chose WWU is because when I visited the campus I fell in love with the atmosphere and its beautiful surroundings. The campus' location within the Bellingham area is perfect, and the way that the bus system is set up is ideal for students who do not own a car. It gives them a way to get off campus to experience life throughout Bellingham. The opportunities for outdoor activities is great, as during winter and early spring quarter, daily skiing and snowboarding trips to Mount Baker are planned. The on campus rec center for students is also an incredible resource for students to stay active.


Overall Rating

I love the location of this school. The layout of the school is skinny and long which is sort of difficult sometimes to walk from one end to the other in a timely manner. The food is fantasic. I love the viking union. The dorms could use some updating though.


WWU Map & Location

Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


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Getting Around WWU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Bellingham, WA

Winter
Dec
46
35
Jan
48
36
Feb
50
36
Spring
Mar
54
39
Apr
59
42
May
64
47
Summer
Jun
69
51
Jul
73
54
Aug
74
54
Fall
Sep
68
50
Oct
59
45
Nov
51
39

WWU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 15,252
Freshman Class 2,748
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 16,677

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 77%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 6%
African American 2%
Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%
Women 59%
Men 41%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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