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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA

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Overview

Western Washington University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bellingham, WA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-5996
United States
Contact Cezar Mesquita
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@wwu.edu
Phone: 360-650-3440

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
Canadian Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Journalism, Other Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Bilingual And Multilingual Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Earth Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Electrical And Computer Engineering Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Checkmark
Polymer/plastics Engineering Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Communication Sciences And Disorders, General Checkmark
Community Health And Preventive Medicine Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Data Science, General Checkmark
Geography And Environmental Studies Checkmark
Marine Sciences Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Energy And Environmental Policy Checkmark
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Developmental And Child Psychology Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10,549
Applied
10,138
Accepted
14,019
Enrolled
96%
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Female Admissions

6,574
Females Applied
6,335
Females Accepted
96%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,975
Males Applied
3,803
Males Accepted
96%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.46
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 31st March 31st
Other early decision plan November 1st December 31st
Transfer March 1st May 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 613 560 670
SAT Math 585 530 640
ACT Composite 25 22 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,572
In-state
24,799
Out-of-state
7,572
In-district
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Fees

1,131
Full-time student fees
13,079
Room & board
8,596
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

19,170
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,547
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,148
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,167
Avg. Loan Aid
2,102
Avg. Grant Aid
10,102
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
81%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
19%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,019
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.8%
Black or African American 1.87%
White or Caucasian 68.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.42%
Asian 6.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 9.6%
Other 1.62%

Gender

Male (42.61%)
Female (57.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Western Welcome Weeks, Late Night at the Rec Center and Lawnstock (spring outdoor music festival)

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Intramurals, Residence Hall Association, Associated Students, Outdoor Center and Ethnic Student Center

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Crew Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

991
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 674
Part-time - 317
Male - 476
Female - 496
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