Western Washington University

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA
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Questions and Answers about Western Washington University

elora b.
1 month ago
What mental health resources do you offer to make sure students have the optimal opportunity to succeed?
Western Washington University
Information regarding our Counseling and Wellness Center is located here: https://cwc.wwu.edu/
Noah W.
2 months ago
Do you need to major in art to take art classes?
Western Washington University
Most art courses are restricted to students admitted into the program but there are some introductory level courses that are available to everyone.
Jordan B.
2 months ago
What intramural sport clubs are available at Western Washington University?
Western Washington University
They are listed by term here: https://www.imleagues.com/spa/intramural/30988b10e3474d06b8a63112518d37fe/home
Jordan B.
2 months ago
Are all clubs funded by WWU or are they strictly student ran, meaning students pay for any extra costs?
Western Washington University
All of the clubs can request funding through the Associated Students. It pulls from a general pot of money that students pay into as part of their fees.
Jordan B.
2 months ago
Do I have to apply for the journalism major as a freshman or should I wait since I need to take my prerequisites first?
Western Washington University
Most majors require that you complete the prereq coursework before applying into the major. I would suggest reaching out to the department directly for more information.
Leo M.
2 months ago
What type of visual art facilities are available on WWU campus and are there available tours for prospective students to see them?
Western Washington University
https://cfpa.wwu.edu/art/art-galleries You will want to contact the Art Department directly for availability of meeting with someone or seeing their facilities.

Majors offered at Western Washington University

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Natural Resources Conservation and Research
Sociology

Academics at Western Washington University

1080-1280
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
22-29
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (88% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Western Washington University demographics

70% White
9% Hispanic
8% Multiracial
6% Asian
2% Black
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Common careers for Western Washington University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Marketing Director101k
Software Engineer90k
Software Developer71k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)70k
Marketing Manager62k
Operations Manager58k
Account Manager51k
Based on 15,638 student responses
56kAvg. Early Career Pay
102.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
45%in High-Meaning careers
16%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Washington University

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Student reviews of Western Washington University

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100% of students

Known for

LGBTQ+ friendly
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Access to outdoor activities
Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Michelle Kjolso
Volunteering

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Inclusive Campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Overly sensitive students

Rachel Thody
Biology
Conservation
Biking And Cycling

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The location is awesome. I know the school is important but having local trails and the waterfront easily accessible was a great outlet to decompress or hang out with friends so I could come to class with good energy. All of my teachers were super kind and brilliant, office hours were great and they were supportive.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I transferred from running start and not all of my credits transferred so it was annoying having to take extra classes that I really didn't need.

Dove Nordblom
Business And Entrepreneurship
Painting and Studio Art
Reading
Art + 5 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It is a beautiful campus but remembers that in such a big school, it is important to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The honors program has its problems and even though Eden's hall is gorgeous and has a great location, there is no life in the dorm.

Richard Jefferson
Photography and Photo Editing
Rock Climbing
Baseball
Art + 3 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The Inclusive and inviting community on campus is amazing and is what colleges should strive to build.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware that every college comes with its quirks and because of the popularity of the courses, it may be difficult to get into the courses in a timely manner.

Madison Harris
Game Design and Development
Advocacy And Activism
Writing
Guitar + 2 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Western provides many opportunities for students, you just have to take advantage of them to make it worth it. They offer fitness, clubs, outdoor supplies, activities, and educational workshops that truly enhance your experience. Participating in these also allows for expanding your social circle!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining and dorms are iffy, and some professors are problematic.

Isabella C.
Writing
Screenwriting
Travel And Tourism

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

It's a small enough college so that it doesn't feel overwhelming, while still being large enough to have a lot of options and opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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