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WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - [WWU], BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON - ADMISSION

Bellingham, WashingtonLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1893Established Year
  15915Enrollment

Western Washington University 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Western Washington University is a public university located in Bellingham, Washington, United States of America. Over 175 academic programs are offered by the university. 16,142 students are enrolled in the university. Around 96% of the students are undergraduate students. 88% of the first year students reside on campus. 1% of the students are international students.

  • The application fee for international students is USD 60.
  • International students can apply through the International Student Application for Admission.
  • The university offers undergraduate and graduates degrees to students from all over the world.
  • The student-teacher ratio is 18:1 and an average class comprises 27 students.
  • International applicants will be required to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their standardized test scores.
  • International students must keep track of their visa applications and complete the visa process in time.

Highlights

Application PortalOnline portal
Acceptance Rate88%
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)Undergraduate Application: USD 60
Graduate Application: USD 100
University TypePublic
Total Number of Students16,142
Average SAT Score1090- 1300
Average ACT Score22- 29
Average GPA3.27- 3.84
Academic CalendarQuarter- based
Intake SessionsFall/ Spring
Financial AidScholarships/ Loans/ Grants/ Work-study
Work ExperienceRequired for some courses

Western Washington University Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for Western Washington University first-year admissions are tabulated below:

QuarterDeadline
Fall – Early ActionNovember 1
Fall – Regular DecisionJanuary 31
WinterSeptember 15
SpringJanuary 1

Western Washington University International Student Admissions

There are several additional requirements for the international students willing to study in the US along with the general requirements for the applicants belonging to the United States.

Application Portal: The international students will be required to apply through the International Student Application for Admission.

Application Fee: Undergraduate Application: USD 60

Graduate Application: USD 100

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Official transcripts of all the educational institutions attended previously. (If the transcripts are not in English then they have to be submitted along with an English translation.)
  • Essay
  • SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission but they are considered for scholarships.
  • English proficiency test scores are required for international applicants belonging to countries whose first language is not English.
  • Financial statement and recent bank statement.
  • Copy of passport.
  • There are various specific departmental requirements as well which include interviews or portfolios.

Application requirements can be mailed to:

Western Washington University
Office of Admissions
Old Main 200, MS 9009
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9009

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

All the international applicants who have not received education in the United States of America, Australia, Great Britain, Canada (English Provinces), New Zealand, or Ireland need to prove their proficiency in English by submitting their TOEFL / IELTS or other scores. The minimum requirements for admission in different undergraduate courses are given below.

TestMinimum Requirement (UG)Minimum Requirement (PG)
Test of English as a Foreign Language- Internet-based test (TOEFL- iBT)8086
Test of English as a Foreign Language- Paper-based test (TOEFL- PBT)550-
IELTS6.57.0

Visa Process for International Students

  • The International students need to apply for a student visa to study in the US post an application letter is issued to them.
  • The selected applicants will be issued the I- 20 form from the Western Washington University after paying an enrolment fee of USD 280.
  • The applicants are required to submit the following documents in order to obtain the I- 20 form
    • Proof of financial assistance
    • Enrolment deposit
  • After completing the I- 20, applicants have to pay the SEVIS I- 901 fee.
  • Apply for a visa by completing the DS- 160 visa application.
  • Documents required for completing the DS- 160 visa application are:
    • Passport
    • Photographs
    • Travel itinerary
    • International travel history
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Letter of admission and invitation obtained from the college
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview by consulting the US embassy in your country.

Western Washington University Undergraduate General Admissions

Western Washington University offers many undergraduate courses. majors are offered in fields like Accounting, Anthropology, French, General Science, Geology, History, Biology, Japanese, German, Journalism, Music, Nursing etc. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for both the courses.

Where to Apply: Domestic Applicants- First-Year Application for Admission and Scholarships

International Applicants: International Student Application for Admission

Application Fee: USD 60

Admission Requirements: The following documents have to be provided by the applicants at the time of admission:

  • Secondary school qualification or High school diploma or equivalent
  • Transcripts of all academic institutions attended previously.
  • SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission for international students.
  • International students need to prove English language proficiency by submitting their English Language Proficiency Test scores.
    • TOEFL Code: 4947
  • Essay.
  • Specific courses have extra requirements which include portfolios etc.

Western Washington University Graduate General Admissions

Western Washington University offers a number of master’s programs in fields like History, Computer Science, Creative Writing, English, Geology, Teaching, Counselling etc. Each course has specific admission requirements. However, the basic requirements for admission are the same for most of the courses.

Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal

Application fee: USD 100 (Non-Refundable)

CourseDeadlineAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirements
Masters in Computer ScienceFall- Priority: March 1
Winter: October 1
Spring: January 10
UG degree; Transcripts of all the educational institutions attended previously;
3 Letters of Recommendation;
Statement of purpose
TOEFL- iBT: 86
IELTS: 7.0
BiologyFall: February 1UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
3 Letters of Recommendation; Statement of purpose; GRE scores
TOEFL- iBT: 86
IELTS: 7.0
EnglishFall 2020: February 15UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
3 recommendation letters; Writing sample; GRE scores; Statement of purpose
TOEFL- iBT: 86
IELTS: 7.0
Master of Business Administration (Daytime)Fall- Priority: February 15
Fall- Final: May 1
UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
Resume; GMAT or GRE scores; Statement of purpose
TOEFL- iBT: 86
IELTS: 7.0
 
Master in Teaching (Bellingham)Fall: February 9
Spring: October 1
UG degree; Official transcripts of colleges and universities attended previously;
3 recommendation letters; Essays; Resume; Interview
TOEFL- iBT: 86
IELTS: 7.0

With an acceptance rate of around 88%, the university is mildly selective in its admission policy. Various criteria are considered before granting admission which include high school GPA, recommendation letters, essays, standardized test scores, interviews, portfolios etc. The university has around 1% of the international student population. The students are advised to apply before the priority deadline as the applications submitted after it are considered only if seats are left.

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