Western Washington University

1,892 reviews
  1. Bellingham, WA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Western Washington University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Website

Western Washington University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1000-1210
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$15,184/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,762/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,908/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,026/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,998/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,681/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.97 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,050Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Outdoorsy
    57%
  • Friendly, adventurous
    32%
  • Committed
    7%
  • Granola cruncher
    2%
  • Studious, non-social
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.106 responses
Poll
80%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.144 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Liberal
    75%
  • Activist
    16%
  • Enganged
    7%
  • Conservative
    2%

After Western Washington University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
72%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.52 responses

Reviews

1,892 reviews
  • Excellent
    291
  • Very Good
    779
  • Average
    697
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    44
Its' my 2nd day here I really enjoy it the people are friendly.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 days ago
I have loved every moment at Western
  • College Sophomore
  • 17 days ago
Western is a great school, the nature around school give the campus a great feel.
  • College Junior
  • 17 days ago