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Western Washington University

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA

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Western Washington University is a public institution located in Bellingham, Washington and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Western Washington University has a yearly student enrollment of over 15,000.

Areas of study available at Western Washington University include:

  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education

Students applying for admission are most often required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score within the range of 1490 - 1830 on the SAT, or 22 - 27 for the ACT is common among accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of 78% of which only 38% decided to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition & fees at Western Washington University vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $8,500 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $20,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is approximately $6,400 annually. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

The Western Washington University Vikings participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Rowing (NCAA Division II)

Students can visit the Western Washington University website to see a complete list of academic programs offered, student services, and more.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the applicants Western Washington University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Western Washington University is around 15,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 18% of the student body.

$15,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $55 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $7,700-$9,300
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $20,000-$24,100
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $260-$310 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $670-$800 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$7,020
Receiving Student Loans51%$5,840
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Western Washington University may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Western Washington University is approximately 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years38%
Graduating in 5 Years26%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Industrial Design Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Western Washington University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Western Washington University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
82.38%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
83%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
18:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
4

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,854