Western Washington University: Ranking & Review

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Bellingham Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 248 797
Top 5%

Western Washington University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate85%83%86%
Applicants11,2444,4836,761
Admissions9,5343,7085,826
Enrolled undergraduates3,1141,2831,831
Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,9156,8539,062

899 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

150 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $55. Application fee for graduates - $100.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,548
Percent of students submitting SAT scores82%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
580

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores960
Percent of students submitting ACT scores31%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
23

Western Washington University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $23,555 $38,067
Off-campus $23,555 $38,067
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,971 and other expenses per full academic year.

Western Washington University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 4,146 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $6,879 $21,391
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,054 $1,054
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $229 $713
Tuition for Full-time graduates $9,910 $20,554
Fees for full-time graduates $1,054 $1,054
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $330 $685

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 453 24 477
Social Sciences 11 425 10 446
Education 49 198 118 365
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 251 251
Health Professions and Related Programs 192 40 232
English Language and Literature & Letters 195 14 209
Natural Resources and Conservation 188 13 201
Visual and Performing Arts 195 2 197
Psychology 185 7 192
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 12 153 13 178
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 168 7 175
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 160 160
Physical Sciences 114 16 130
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 116 116
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 105 7 112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 105 105
History 77 10 87
Mathematics and Statistics 61 12 73
Engineering 54 54
Philosophy and Religious Studies 22 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 12 12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 10 10
Grand Total723,4512933,816

A total of 3,523 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Western Washington University.

At the master's level 293 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate69%65%72%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%
  • Part-time retention rate - 69%

General info

Alternative namesWestern Washington State College
WWU
Western Washington College of Education
Founded1893
MottoActive Minds, Changing Lives
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarQuarter
Total FTE staff1,878
Instructional FTE746
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wwu.edu
Address516 High Street
Bellingham, Washington, 98225-9008
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone3606503000
Fax+1 (360) 650 3022

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