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Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington

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Overview

Student Population
16,121
Western Washington University overview
Location Bellingham, Washington
Online wwu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Western Washington University overview
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 11,124 prospective students applied, and 9,751 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 3,147 enrolled in the school.  14,619 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,502 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,038 plus fees of $1,088. Western Washington University is ranked 354 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

Western Washington University is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1080/1280
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.42
Applications Accepted
87.7% 
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Applications Due Mar 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
$7,038
In State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$924
Other Fees$1,088
Room and Board $11,466
Budget for Other Expenses$3,561
Total One Year Cost$24,077
Out of State Resident Tuition
$22,452
Out of State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$924
Other Fees$1,088
Room and Board $11,466
Budget for Other Expenses$3,561
Total One Year Cost$39,491

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Outcomes

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.