Western Washington University Rankings

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In the World#701 of 14178
In North America#245 of 2629
In the United States#218 of 2528
In Washington#3 of 57
In Bellingham#1 of 4

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
90%
Average SAT
1170
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
86%
Undergraduates
15,240
Graduates
902
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate
Website
wwu.edu

Western Washington University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate90%89%91%
Applicants10,5134,1376,376
Admissions9,5023,6955,807
Freshmen enrolled full time3,0781,2581,820
Freshmen enrolled part time382216

736 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

212 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
2,644 or 85%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1060
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Western Washington University are 1060-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
777 or 25%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 28
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Western Washington University are 22-28 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White11249 (70%)
Hispanic1617 (10%)
Two or more races1391 (9%)
Asian987 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown352 (2%)
Black or African American257 (2%)
Nonresident Alien198 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander28 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native20 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,337
Students receiving aid
86%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,215$10,806
Tuition in-state$7,215$10,806
Tuition out-of-state$23,562$22,431
Fee in-district$1,128$1,128
Fee in-state$1,128$1,128
Fee out-of-state$1,128$1,128

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity4,054
Combined charge for room and board$12,037
Room charge$7,852
Meal charge$4,185

Western Washington University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Psychology, General200
Environmental Science1376
Computer and Information Sciences, General12513
Sociology135
Human Services, General122
Creative Writing1146
Environmental Studies1107
Marketing & Marketing Management, General112
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, General109
Business Administration and Management, General8920
Speech Communication and Rhetoric101
English Language and Literature, General929
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other93
Political Science and Government, General93
History, General821
Accounting765
Special Education and Teaching, General78
Journalism69
Anthropology672
Art & Art Studies, General67
Finance, General62
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies58
Design and Visual Communications, General55
Kinesiology and Exercise Science487
Biology & Biological Sciences, General496
Management Information Systems, General53
Geology & Earth Science, General475
Economics, General50
Cell & Cellular and Molecular Biology49
Mathematics, General3811
Operations Management and Supervision49
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General44
Economics, Other43
Spanish Language and Literature41
Chemistry, General356
Linguistics40
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies38
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse37
International Business & Trade & Commerce36
Sustainability Studies34
Secondary Education and Teaching33
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General32
Geography32
Elementary Education and Teaching283
Health & Medical Preparatory Programs, Other28
Neuroscience28
Biological and Physical Sciences28
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education919
Electrical and Electronics Engineering26
Manufacturing Engineering25
Physics, General24
Biochemistry23
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling22
Educational Leadership and Administration, General22
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching21
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography17
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist17
Archeology16
Polymer & Plastics Engineering16
Philosophy16
East Asian Studies15
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15
French Language and Literature13
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other13
Music Teacher Education13
Mathematics and Computer Science13
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching12
Anthropology, Other12
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor12
Applied Mathematics, General11
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance11
Automotive Engineering Technology & Technician10
Developmental and Child Psychology10
Japanese Language and Literature10
Art Teacher Education10
Music Performance, General9
Mathematics and Statistics9
American & United States Studies & Civilization9
Music, General54
Dance, General7
Biology Teacher Education7
Industrial and Product Design7
Humanities & Humanistic Studies7
Mathematics Teacher Education7
Chinese Language and Literature7
Geophysics and Seismology6
Social Science Teacher Education6
German Language and Literature6
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services6
Public & Applied History6
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor6
History Teacher Education5
Education & Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs3
Spanish Language Teacher Education3
Music Theory and Composition2
Comparative Psychology2
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other1
Chemistry Teacher Education1
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1
Grand Total3,629255
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate68%64%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 63%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,811
Citations
227,027

Publication count by topic

Psychology
1,018
Biology
646
Sociology
567
Geology
457
Computer science
441
Political science
418
Mathematics
406
Chemistry
266
Environmental science
264
Geography
254
Economics
248
History
243
Medicine
218
Physics
197
Business
185
Engineering
169
Art
146
Philosophy
123
Materials science
116

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
History2251,768
Philosophy364936
Geology37418,986
Environmental science44716,715
Political science4584,395
Sociology46610,269
Geography5046,457
Psychology50747,233
Economics58710,619
Mathematics81613,330
Business8215,228
Physics83213,583
Biology91542,832
Art99389
Computer science14585,271
Engineering14622,430
Medicine16885,952
Chemistry18946,691
Materials science23022,064

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199059643
199153681
199262750
199365719
199460904
199563906
1996931164
1997941044
1998881291
1999891487
20001271768
20011152089
20021382457
20031553199
20041453464
20051534069
20061704846
20072266335
20082147355
20092358364
20103119635
201129510486
201228412030
201329113789
201430014484
201536914833
201636115195
201734716270
201832615370
201937017749
202035519584

General info

Alternative namesWestern Washington State College
WWU
Western Washington College of Education
Founded1893
WikipediaWestern Washington University
MottoActive Minds, Changing Lives
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to June. Also Summer Sessions (June - August)
Total FTE staff1,915
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address516 High Street
Bellingham, Washington, 98225-9008
United States
City population81,000
Phone3606503000
Fax+1 (360) 650 3022

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