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Western Washington University

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Rating

Public

Type

17,966

Students

$23,562

Tuition

90%

Acceptance

#183

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Bellingham, WA

516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225-9008

Western Washington University is a large public institution located in Bellingham, WA ranked 13thin Washington. It has a total of 16,762 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 90.38% acceptance rate. 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 a tuition cost of $7,215 for students from Washington and $23,562 for those from out-of-state, Western Washington University is reasonably pricey. 67.06% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $45,800 per year, which is 10% over the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$24,690/Year
Above Average

Western Washington University

$24,690

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$41,352/year

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$33,253/year

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

Application Website

www.admissions.wwu.edu/apply

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$60

Students

16,762Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

3,117

Part-Time

30
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

Academics

B
Professors
StudentsProfessors19:119:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

19

Number of Library Books

643,793

Academic Spend per Student

$10,512

Full-time Retention Rate

81%

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

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%