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Western Washington University
Western Washington University 516 High St Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone: (360) 650-3000
  • General Information
    About Western Washington University

    Western Washington University is committed to engaged excellence in fulfilling its tripartite mission of teaching, scholarship, and community service in a student-centered environment, with a liberal arts foundation and opportunities to develop professional skills. As a public institution of higher education, Western serves the needs of the citizens of the state of Washington by providing undergraduate and select graduate programs in Bellingham and at selected locations elsewhere in the state. Western provides students with a personalized teaching and learning environment of the highest quality. Through engaged excellence: Western instills in graduates a life-long passion for learning and fosters individual curiosity, intellectual rigor, critical thinking, and creativity. Western promotes scholarly and creative work of significance and applies that scholarship in regional, national, and global communities. Western creates opportunities for students to display leadership, civic engagement, social responsibility, and effective citizenship. Western brings together an increasingly diverse and talented student body, faculty, and staff to form a learning community that, along with community partners, involves its members in active learning, scholarly discourse, and reflection. Western provides a high quality environment that complements the learning community on a sustainable and attractive campus intentionally designed to support student learning and environmental stewardship.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 9,619
    Percent Admitted 73%
    Men Admitted 69%
    Women Admitted 75%
    Full Time Retention Rate 84%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 500 620
      Math 500 610
      Writing 490 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 27
      English 21 27
      Math 21 26
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 16,895
    Native American 387.0
    Asian 1,346.0
    African American 460.0
    Hispanic 718.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 12,764
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 660

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