88%

Acceptance Rate

$6,127

Avg.Financial Aid

003802

FAFSA Code

About Western Washington University (WWU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

16,121

Website

www.wwu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

NWCCU

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

516 High Street

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 3606503000
Fax: 3606502332
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Rankings

Forbes and US News provide rankings to the universities, which are trusted everywhere. But this is applicable only if the universities are located in the US. It is generally considered that the ranking of any university helps a prospective student in a lot of ways. While taking admission to a particular college/university, its ranking helps the student determine various factors that include its research excellence, the performance of its students after completion of the degree, student experience, and academic success. The rankings by US News and Forbes are considered trustworthy by applicants as well as experts. Western Washington University, however, doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of US News and Forbes.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

31st Jan

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

88%

SAT Range

1080 - 1280

ACT Range

22 - 29

Application Fee

$60

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

No

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Western Washington University has 3 admission thresholds. Candidates are required to fill the form and submit a fee of $60, as part of the admission process at WWU. The SAT score in the range of 1060-1280 would boost a student's chances of securing admission. A candidate, in order to take admission to Western Washington University, must score 25 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 22 are also given admission. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 516 High Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008, or call (360) 650-3000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$17,403

Average Annual Cost

$7,038

Books And Supplies

$924

Other Fees

$1,088

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,466

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,561

Total One Year Cost

$24,077

Before applying to WWU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $33,178. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

18:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

81%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

64%

Academic Calendar

Quarter

Research Funding per Student

$568

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Natural Resources Conservation and...

187 Graduates

Psychology, General

169 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

166 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

148 Graduates

Sociology

141 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

108 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

107 Graduates

Human Services, General

106 Graduates

Political Science and Government

106 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

102 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

102 Graduates

Marketing

100 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

99 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

94 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

92 Graduates

Economics

89 Graduates

Anthropology

85 Graduates

History

82 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

79 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

75 Graduates

Journalism

69 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

68 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

68 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

67 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

60 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

60 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

59 Graduates

Biology, General

52 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

51 Graduates

Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomica...

49 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

49 Graduates

Mathematics

48 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

48 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

44 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

40 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

37 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

36 Graduates

Chemistry

35 Graduates

International Business

35 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

34 Graduates

Neurobiology and Neurosciences

33 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

32 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

32 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

28 Graduates

Music

23 Graduates

Philosophy

23 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

23 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

21 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

21 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

21 Graduates

Manufacturing Engineering

20 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

19 Graduates

Physics

19 Graduates

Area Studies

18 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

16 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

14 Graduates

Archeology

13 Graduates

Polymer/Plastics Engineering

13 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

12 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

11 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

11 Graduates

Dance

5 Graduates

Mathematics and Computer Science

2 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

2 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

1 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

15,170

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

25%

Full-time

92%

Part-time

8%

Students Gender

Male

43%

US National: 44%

Female

57%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

71% White

2% Unknown

2% Black

9% Hispanic

9% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

6% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

15%

Out Of State

85%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$66,707 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

27%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,505/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $3,961/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$3,961/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mr. Viking

School Colors

navy blue and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

241

Total Female Athletes

228

Intramural Sports

10

Sports Club

32

Sports Team (Men)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by WWU. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $12,036 per year for living on campus. Western Washington University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at WWU costs around $3,961 per year. The university has enrolled around 43% male and 57% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$35,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$45,800/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$12,500

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$130 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

77%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,127

Students Receiving Federal Grants

25%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,617

Students Receiving State Aid

18%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,453

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

69%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,524

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$13,111

$30K - $48K

$11,806

$48K - $75K

$6,586

$75K - $110K

$2,391

> $110K

$1,251

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$545,040

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,320,709

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at WWU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,669, whereas the financial aid is $3,700. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $6,429, while the institutional aid is $3,700. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at WWU based on students' financial needs add up to $545,040 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $2,320,709.

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