Western Washington University

Address:
516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
Phone:
360-650-3000
Website:
http://www.wwu.edu
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About Western Washington University

Western Washington University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up at least 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate13,396
 Graduate1,179
 Total14,575
GenderFemale55%
 Male45%
Student Age% Under 2586%
 % 25 and Over14%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.6%
 % Black2.7%
 % Asian8.5%
 % Latino4.6%
 % Native American2.4%
 % Race Unknown5.4%
 % International student1%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemQuarter

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal9,335
 % Admitted74%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled40%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT92%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT28%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800620 / 800
 SAT Writing490 / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math510 / 800610 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite22 / 3627 / 36
 ACT English21 / 3628
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math21 / 3627 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$55
 Graduate Application Fee$55
 In-State Tuition & Fees$6,858
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,205
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid69%
 % Undergraduates with Loans41%
 % Undergraduates with Grants43%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,020
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,749
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,749
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,177
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,177
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,051

Neighborhood Data for the Bellingham Area

Median Age30.6
Median Household Income$39,299
Total Population80,095
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.1% 50.9%
 Age 0-953.9%46.1%
 Age 10-1750.3%49.7%
 Age 18-2450.1%49.9%
 Age 25-2954.8%45.2%
 Age 30-3950.6%49.4%
 40+48.4%51.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White86.6%
 % Black1.4%
 % Asian4.8%
 % Latino7.3%
 % Native American1.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.7%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,749
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$8,749
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$748
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50028.6%15.0%6.5%
 $500 to $74955.3%53.3%0.0%
 $750 to $9996.5%21.9%52.4%
 Over $10009.5%9.8%23.0%
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