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 Humanities204Graduates
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs129Graduates
- Social Services115Graduates
- Creative Writing111Graduates
- Political Science and Government96Graduates
- Environmental Sciences91Graduates
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
- Very Good783
I would definitely recommend living on-campus freshman year, particularly on the Ridge or on north campus (Mathes specifically). The Ridge is super central to everything, including the gym and most classes. There are a set of stairs that lead straight to Red Square, right by Bond Hall, and a separate pathway that leads to the Chem and Bio buildings, by Parks Hall and Arntzen. I've heard good and bad things about Fairhaven, but I personally would recommend hall-style dorms more than suite style! It's a great way to meet people. And if you're worried about the bathrooms, don't be! They're cleaned multiple times daily and I've never had to wait for a shower.
- College Freshman
- Mar 13 2015
I think that Western has many activities and groups to be in on campus. There is the REC Center with many basketball quarts, exercise equipment, rock walls, volleyball nets, swimming, among other exercise-based activities. I have heard of many clubs to join from friends. I personally go to the group CCF (Christian Campus Fellowship), of which I would highly recommend. It is very welcoming and inclusive. On campus is usually filled with people walking, talking, supporting/advertising for different clubs or causes; there is a lot of activity going on!
- College Sophomore
- June 16 2014
Campus food is exactly what you expect it to be. Definitely no shockers! While it's definitely not your mom's cooking or as good as any of the restaurants downtown, it really isn't bad. And the best part about it is how convenient it is. You can roll out of bed and put on some slippers on the weekend and head to the dining hall for brunch and not have to do anything. They have sriracha (thank god) and pretty much every condiment you could want, plus the soups are actually good and there's a lot of variety, but they do keep a couple on steady rotation. Salad bar is solid, but there is definitely no arugula or feta cheese. Cereal, soup, salad, burgers, and pizza are always available, the rest of the food tends to be a meat of some sort, potatoes or veggies, and maybe rice or a pasta. All in all, it's not bad.
- College Freshman
- Mar 13 2015