Western Washington University: Ranking & Review

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Bellingham
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United States
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World
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1248796
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

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

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

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 Services45324477
Social Sciences1142510446
Education49198118365
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies251251
Health Professions and Related Programs19240232
English Language and Literature & Letters19514209
Natural Resources and Conservation18813201
Visual and Performing Arts1952197
Psychology1857192
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1215313178
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1687175
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs160160
Physical Sciences11416130
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics116116
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1057112
Public Administration and Social Service Professions105105
History771087
Mathematics and Statistics611273
Engineering5454
Philosophy and Religious Studies2222
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1212
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1212
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1010
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 population81,000
Phone3606503000
Fax+1 (360) 650 3022

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