Western Washington University: Review & Facts

Overall Rating: Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality: Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety: Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts: Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Fair
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Western Washington University is a large four-year, public school with 14,835 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1983 and is one of the 6 colleges located in Bellingham, Washington.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
123
Several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and postmaster certificate are offered at Western Washington University.

Western Washington University follows a quarter-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 123 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, English and Literature, General Studies, Psychology, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
85%
The rate of student retention at Western Washington University is high at 85% (well above Washington average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Western Washington University is average: 69%.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Washington University is reasonably decent -- 21:1. Find out more on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$19,200
Average tuition pricing is fairly high - $18,400 a year. The additional fees at Western Washington University not covered by tuition are roughly $800; which totals $19,200 per year.

Read the details about Western Washington University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
80%
As reported in recent government data, 9,791 applications were submitted and 7,799 were accepted; so it is easy to be accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Western Washington University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,000
Western Washington University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Western Washington University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Western Washington University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 4,100 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable: approximately $6,000 annually.

Based on the college crime data, Western Washington University appears to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Washington University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008, USA
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