Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA-
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA-
Western Washington University is ...
NCAA Division II (without football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Western Washington University Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.136 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.138 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.138 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities204 Graduates
Health Service Preparatory Studies129 Graduates
Human Services115 Graduates
Creative Writing111 Graduates
Political Science and Government96 Graduates
Environmental Sciences91 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
- of students say they don't have Greek life.142 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.181 responses
After Western Washington University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.96 responses
- Very Good785
When I first applied to Western as a high school senior, it was at the bottom of my list. Having went through just one quarter, I'm glad I chose this school! Super safe environment, great surrounding city and natural features, diversity welcomed and accommodated.
- 1 month ago
Western Washington University is a good liberal public school that offers a fairly decent education for a reasonable price. However, there is a major disparity between students' level of intelligence here. Very seldom have i met students here that i found to be intellectually curious individuals, which is concerning and disappointing. Here at Western you will be surrounded by a very diverse community of students, but sadly this includes ne'er-do-wells that got accepted because western literately accepts nearly every student that applies. There are some great professors here that really have peaked my interest in some subjects and there are some professors that definitely lack good lecturing skills. bham is a hippie town so the fact that the typical student smokes weed, majors in psychology or some liberal arts subject, and likes hiking isnt really a surprise to me either. if my whole tuition wasnt waived here i wouldve chosen a different school.
- 1 month ago
Western Washington University is a great college for those looking for a medium-sized university in an urban college setting. That being said, Western has some passionate professors who are willing to work with students one-on-one, incredible landscape, and a few really strong programs offered. While Western does have strong departments, they do not have many. For a medium-sized college I believe that Western does need to introduce more diversity both with their academics and overall student body.
- 13 days ago