#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

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Student Population
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Location Bellingham, Washington
Online wwu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 10,513 prospective students applied, and 9,502 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,116 enrolled in the school.  14,619 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,502 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $7,215 plus fees of $1,128. Western Washington University is ranked 395 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Western Washington University is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1060/1280
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$954
Other Fees$1,128
Room and Board $12,036
Budget for Other Expenses$3,672
Total One Year Cost$25,005
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$954
Other Fees$1,128
Room and Board $12,036
Budget for Other Expenses$3,672
Total One Year Cost$41,352

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
73% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Western Washington University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Social Sciences 13%
English and Literature 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Psychology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237011 IPEDS survey data for Western Washington University.

Current students may use the Western Washington University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.