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Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

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Overview

Student Population
15,197
Western Washington University overview
Location Bellingham, Washington
Online wwu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Western Washington University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 10,219 prospective students applied, and 9,556 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,494 enrolled in the school.  13,389 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,808 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $7,377 plus fees of $1,131. Western Washington University is ranked 363 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

6/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
5/10
Value

Western Washington University is rated within the top 42% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Western Washington University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Challenging
Western Washington University overview
SAT 1080/1270
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.45
Applications Accepted
93.5% 
Western Washington University overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
$7,377
In State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$996
Other Fees$1,131
Room and Board $12,518
Budget for Other Expenses$3,783
Total One Year Cost$25,805
Out of State Resident Tuition
$24,135
Out of State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$996
Other Fees$1,131
Room and Board $12,518
Budget for Other Expenses$3,783
Total One Year Cost$42,563

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Washington University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Social Sciences 13%
English and Literature 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237011 IPEDS survey data for Western Washington University.

Current students may use the Western Washington University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.