Western Washington University is a public university established in 1893. The university is situated in Bellingham, Washington. The university has a total enrollment of 16,142 students, 96% of which are undergraduates.
Western Washington University offers various programs in more than 175 academic areas. The university is equipped with benefits of both large and small institutions. The average class size of the university is 27 students, thus proper focus on each student is given by the faculty.
Students at Western Washington University admire the efforts of the faculty to put in so much effort to ensure that they teach the students in the best possible way. The total full-time faculty of the university is 639. University has more than 700 student communities which enable students to avail opportunities and build experience in various fields and to participate in some or the other thing while being on campus.
Ranked 17th in Regional Universities West by US News in 2020.
Ranked Best College for Veterans by US News in 2020.
Ranked 33rh in Best Value Schools by US News in 2020.
Ranked 79th in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in 2020.
Ranked 3rd in Top Public Schools by US News in 2020.
Ranked 35th in Most Liberal Colleges in America by Niche in 2020.
Ranked 131st in Best College Locations in America by Niche in 2020.
|Type of University||Public|
|Faculty Members||639-full time|
|Number of students||16,142|
|Annual Acceptance Rate||85%|
|Percentage of International Students||1%|
|Basic Tuition Rate||22,890 USD|
|Test Scores Accepted||IELTS/ TOEFL|
|Student to Teacher Ratio||18:1|
Some of the popular courses offered by the Western Washington University are Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Illustration Certificate.
Majority of the faculty members of the Western Washington University are holders of highest degrees in their respective fields. And most of the classes are taught by faculty members and not the graduate assistants.
Following are the various colleges that fall under Western Washington University:
There are eight residential communities in total at Western’s Campus located across three residential neighbourhoods i.e. the North Campus, The Ridge and The South Campus. Following are the further details about residential communities:
Western Washington University is set in a great natural atmosphere with ocean, mountains and almost everything of this sort within Bellingham. This also enables students to undertake various research opportunities. On the east of campus there is Mt. Baker and the North Cascades Mountain Ranges and The Puget Sound and San Juan islands lie to the west. For those who love to go for long walks or jogging, there are beautiful forested hillsides along the campus. The city Bellingham has more than 200 restaurants, movie theatre, parks and trails, a shopping mall and a thriving downtown and a lot more such things to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
International students who want to seek admissions at the Western Washington Universitycan look for admission related details below:
Application Fee: Non-refundable fee of 60 USD for undergraduate admissions and 100 USD for graduate admissions is to be paid along with the application.
Application Deadline: The application deadline for international undergraduate admissions is mentioned-below in the table. The deadline for graduate applications vary from program to program.
Basic Admission Requirements:
Since the language of instruction at the university is English, international students need to submit the scores of Language Proficiency tests to be eligible to apply to Western Washington University. The university accepts the scores of IELTS and TOEFL as proof of English Proficiency.
|English Proficiency Test||Minimum Required Score|
Students who make it through the application process are communicated the same through a Certificate of Eligibility, which is necessary for an international student to apply for study visa. Western Washington University’s International Students and Scholars Office issues international selected students either Form I-20 or Form DS-2020, so that student can apply for visa accordingly.
Now the student needs to apply for a visa with the American Consulate located near you and you would need the following for the same:
|Expense||Cost (in USD)|
|Housing & Meals||12,036 USD|
|Books & Supplies||954 USD|
|Emergency Health Insurance||1,110 USD|
International students are offered scholarships to afford their study in the USA. These scholarships are offered based on academic performance and participation in other activities on campus. More than 60% of the students receive some sort of financial aid. The following are the various merit-based and academic scholarships.
|International Achievement Award (IAA)||2,500 USD|
|Selected based on information provided in the admission application; Student with minimum GPA of 3.0 are considered||No additional application required|
|International Student Scholarship||Partial tuition fee waiver||International admitted student at WWU; Minimum 2.5 CGPA; Enrolled for full-time course||Complete application procedure at International Student & Scholar Services|
|Academic Scholarships||Variable||Based on academic performance throughout; Participation on campus||Check out the Scholarship centre for updates|
Students are allowed to work to earn while being enrolled for some academic program at the university. Students are allowed to work for not more than twenty hours per week during the period when classes are going on and for an unlimited period during vacations. Students can work both on-campus and off-campus after following the basic guidelines.
In order to find suitable job opportunities either on-campus or off-campus, students can log on to the Student Employment Centre. The various part-time on-campus and off-campus jobs are posted over this website.
The university have several notable alumni and some of them are listed below:
Western Washington University maintains relations with its alumni through alumni association. This association aims at building strong and caring relationships between students, alumni, friends and the greater University community. Members have certain benefits such as license plates, campus bricks, insurance, and travel discounts. Various events are also organised to bring the members to get in touch with each other.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$24,739 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Western Washington University Enrollment||17475|
|Average Graduation Rate||60.9%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$24,739 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$22,556 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$906 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$10,971 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,495 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,971 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,495 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,225 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,225 / Year|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Clinical Science Programs||American Speech-Language-Hearing Association|
|Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
RANKED #601 - #800
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#601 - #800 [Out of 1001]
28.3-35.2 [Out of 100]
based on 4 students ratings
I loved the campus. It has a beautiful view of the ocean. The people are amazing. It is a well-known school in my state. I feel very accepted for who I am. I enjoy the classes and there's a variety to choose from.
It is amazing. The faculty is very kind and caring. Everyone is kind and not judgmental so you can truly express yourself. It's a nurturing environment to be in. The classes are interesting and engaging.
The price was right, it was the perfect distance away from my home town (far enough my parents couldn't drop in unexpectedly) and they offered a lot of opportunities in my field that I have had the chance to explore - they loved up to what they told me!
The curriculum is very relevant to my studies and does not feel like a waste of money.
I thought I'd really like it since it's so close to so many outdoor activities and it is inexpensive. When it came down to it, this seemed like the best place for me out of the options I had. I knew people from high school going but not enough where it wouldn?t let me grow. I was really wrong and do not enjoy it here, but plenty of people love it.
It varies widely. Some of the curriculum for entry-level classes is pretty bad but I have not had any bad experiences with the upper-level course curriculum. Upper-level course offerings are restricted (some classes only offered once every 2 years) which can be frustrating.
I chose western Washington university because they offer a specific major program I want to pursue. I also wanted to stay in the Pacific Northwest for college. I love the opportunity for student activism and getting involved.
I like how my courses interact and relate to each other. Some people in my major complain that our studies are too broadly focused. We don't feel prepared enough for our careers. There are certain skills necessary for the types of jobs we will have, and we want more hands-on learning.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary