Western Washington University

Western Washington University

Bellingham , United States
  • 85
    Acceptance Rate
  • 40
    Available Programs
  • 16121
  • 21801
    Average Cost
  • 85
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Western is an energized campus community with nearly 16,000 students and over 160 academic programs. Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college with the academic choice, opportunities for research, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Not so big that you feel like a number; not so small that you have to conform to a mold. Large enough for you to define yourself and small enough that you make a difference. WWU is located in Bellingham, a city of about 80,000 people, overlooking Bellingham Bay and many of the San Juan Islands. The university is 90 miles (140 km) north of Seattle, 55 miles (89 km) south of Vancouver, British Columbia, and an hour's drive from 10,778-foot (3,285 m) Mount Baker.

Entry requirements

Admission to Western Washington University is selective. To qualify for admission consideration, freshman applicants must meet the State of Washington’s minimum college admission standards which include a cumulative GPA of 2.00 and completion of courses that meet the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs). Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission, as the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available enrollment spaces.

Scholarship & funding

The WWU Scholarship Center is available to assist students and their families as they search and apply for scholarships. For more information


Student life

This video showcases WWU dormitories and on campus amenities for students.