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Western Washington University

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Rating

Public

Type

17,966

Students

$23,562

Tuition

90%

Acceptance

#617

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Bellingham, WA

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008

Western Washington University is a large public college located in Bellingham, WA ranked 13th in Washington. It has a total of 16,762 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.38% of applicants. Western Washington University offers 132 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, Science Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,215 for students from Washington and $23,562 for those from out-of-state, Western Washington University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.06% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.
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Cost

$24,690
Above Average

Western Washington University

$24,690

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$41,352

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$33,253

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

90%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Western Washington University

90%

National

69%
Sat

1060 - 1280

85% of students submit

Admissions Yield

33%

ACT

20 - 27

25% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

16,762Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

99%

Part-Time

1%
Male

43%

In-state

83%

Female

57%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

8%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Psychology, General4% Sociology4% Environmental Science88% Others

5% Psychology, General

4% Sociology

4% Environmental Science

88% Others

Psychology, General

5%

201 Graduates

Sociology

4%

144 Graduates

Environmental Science

4%

143 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

3%

138 Graduates

Human Services, General

3%

124 Graduates

Creative Writing

3%

123 Graduates

Environmental Studies

3%

118 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

3%

113 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

3%

111 Graduates

Academics

B
Professors
StudentsProfessors19:119:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

19

Number of Library Books

643,793

Academic Spend per Student

$10,512

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

81%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$35,400/Year

Western Washington University

$35,400

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$35,400

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$45,800

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

67%