College Profile: Western Washington University

 
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Western Washington University (WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in Bellingham and offers bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2007, US News ranked Western Washington University number two in the public, master's universities (west) category, while placing 18th overall in the west (both public and private). Only two public schools are ranked among the top 25 master’s universities (west) category, "a region stretching from Texas to the Pacific." The universities found in this ranking are schools that lack doctoral programs but still retain master's programs. Classes and labs average 10 to 19 students. Only two percent of courses are taught by graduate teaching assistants. Undergraduates have the opportunity to take graduate level courses. Undergraduate research in the sciences and humanities is encouraged. Funds are available for undergraduate research in any field. Campus facilities include an electronic music studio, an air pollution lab, a motor vehicle research lab, a marine research lab, a wind tunnel, an electron microscope, and a neutron generator lab. Western's Vehicle Research Institute has led Automobile Magazine to describe Western as "very possibly the best school in the country for total car design." Western is an NCAA Division II school, meaning that limited athletic scholarships are awarded. Western does not recognize fraternities or sororities. Firms that most frequently hire graduates of Western include: Microsoft, Boeing, Washington school systems, Bank of America, KPMG LLP, Moss Adams, Starbucks, T-Mobile, Safeco, Maxim, Macy's, Weyerhauser, Wells Fargo, and various government agencies. Western has the fourth largest group of alumni serving in the Peace Corps among top ranked medium-sized colleges and universities.
 
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA
98225-9008
360-650-3000 (general)
360-650-3470 (financial aid)
360-650-3440 (admissions)
 
 
 

 

General Information
Other Names Western Washington State College, Western Washington College of Education
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 10,000 - 19,999
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Quarter
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
Yes On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyNo Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

Western Washington University Website
Wikipedia

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Local|federal|any
 
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
16,637 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
9,791 Fall Applicants4,043 Total Dormitory Capacity
7,799 Fall Admissions

Geography
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Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeYes Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
 
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