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Reviews 1701 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Student

Diversity: This school is mostly white. People try very hard to be tolerant of everyone, but unfortunately they can fall short when it comes to race. There are only like 400 black people to the 13,000 white people on campus, which makes it difficult and obvious to be a minority.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Because cannabis is legal in washington, it's almost a crime not to smoke it here. You may feel a bit left out if you are unable to, but alcohol is still the drug of choice for going out. Most students who smoke weed do so every day, before class, etc, but would watcher drink on the weekend. If it's not your thing, you can definitely find people who don't do it either, but aren't stuck up about it. If it is, weed is easy to find on campus, easier than alcohol.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Recently black students on campus were threatened over Yik Yak. The school tried to be accommodating and safe for those students, yet they were unable to meet the needs of them. Students of color here have felt increasingly unsafe on campus. As a woman, I do not feel comfortable walking home to the ridge from north campus alone, especially since there is a flasher on the loose.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: I live on the ridge, but don't party there, so I honestly find it fairly inconvenient for going to class and off campus. It is completely inaccessible for people with a physical disability, and even I find it difficult to walk up the huge flight of stairs. However, I love how spacious my room is, and the view.

3 College Student

Athletics: We have no football team, so sports here aren't really a big deal.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I enjoy my time here, but find it to be a very polarized campus on most social issues. There is no room for discourse about many problems in this country, only 'the way things should be' and those who don't agree. However, the classes I've taken here and the campus itself is great!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I spent one quarter in the dorms just to make friends and highly enjoyed the social atmosphere.

5 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's really awesome that WWU doesn't have a Greek life! At my time at WWU I never heard a student advocate for a frat system of any kind.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: WWU is a great establishment nestled into the small more liberal city of Bellingham. I enjoyed my courses and professors, the student body is majority white and strives to be both liberal and diverse (mostly failing and at times coming off too pushy). One thing to consider about a temporary settlement in Bellingham is white suburbia + organic life styles don't always mean better humans. WWU is a beautiful campus where when students take advantage of the academics offered are sure to prosper.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It has been difficult to navigate through classes that are not my forte but are needed for my major. In those instances I tend to seek more help from my professors and from the tutoring center that is available to students. Although, I have had a mix of many different professors who have been excellent and engaging to extremely intelligent but incapable of teaching effectively. Being a university, Western does offer a large variety of classes to students and that has been an exciting experience trying out some classes to see what I could be interested in or to better pursue my strengths.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: For the first couple of years at Western I had felt relatively safe since there weren't many amber alerts. However, the years after that amber alerts seemed to occur more often which was alarming to say the least. This was also an unsettling thing for my family to hear so they bought defensive tools like pepper spray for me to have when I walk around. I have never personally used the campus police for any incidents and I hope to not have to need their help unless I am locked out of a building.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for all of my years in college, the first two in dorms and three in on-campus apartments. The dorms are where I made some of my closest friends my first couple of years because it was easy to find different events happening based around the dorm community. Compared to dorm-life the apartments that I live in now have a much more reserved social atmosphere where everyone keeps to themselves unless there is an active effort to make friends. Also living in the apartments is much less expensive than the dorms.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Western Washington University has a lot of different outlets that students can take advantage of, and I have been able to do so by joining clubs, going to see guest speakers or comedians or bands, even on campus movie events that use a lecture hall or a giant blow-up screen that's placed on the lawn; the sprinklers went off one year at one of those movie showings.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There are a lot of sports options that students can choose from, and it seems that there most students do participate in school athletics whether it's NCAA teams, clubs, or intramural.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've avoided walking around once it gets dark out but it has never been an issue if I need to go out at night.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Life in a dorm, as expected, is not as comfortable as it would be in an apartment or an actual house. However, my dorm experience so far has been okay. I am close to majority of my classes and the community is nice.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I have not personally used the facilities as much as I'd like or attended many games so I'm not the best person to ask. To my knowledge, everything is rather new and sports are a popular part of campus life.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far it is going well, Western was and continues to be my dream school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My favorite part of Western is the green that surrounds it! The campus is nestled in, what feels like, a forest. It's beautiful here. However, I'm a transfer student from a much smaller, private school, so it has taken some time to adjust.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have our own police force that is very good and knows our campus well. So that if we need anything they are there for us and always ready to go. I always feel very safe on campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors genuinely care about their students and they want us to succeed. They are for the most part attentive to our learning and if we need help they are there for us.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They have internship fairs and lots of opportunities for students to get involved into. They have a lot of outside connections that we have access to so that we can go further in our learning.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great fan support, many people at games.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Ethnic Student Center here at WWU really make it feel like home for me - an ethnic student. Staff, usually, generally cares for your success.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: it was okay. Was just not for me.

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