Western Washington University

#1243 / #372
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
Public university in Bellingham, Washington, USA

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About Western Washington University

According to Wikipedia, Western Washington University is a public university in Bellingham, Washington. The northernmost university in the contiguous United States, WWU was founded in 1893 as the state-funded New Whatcom Normal School, succeeding a private school of teaching for women founded in 1886. In 1977, the university adopted its present name.

Western Washington University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual Applications Acceptance Graduation Rate Median SAT Score Median ACT Score
10,219 94% 68% 1170 25

How Much Does Western Washington University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state) Fees (in-state)
$7,377 $1,131

How Much Do Western Washington University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Western Washington University, then you can expect to earn an average of $50,600 per year. You also have a 89% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Western Washington University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student Body Under-Grads Graduates
14,596 14,048 548

Where is Western Washington University?

Western Washington University is located at 516 High Street, Bellingham WA 98225-9008

How Safe is Western Washington University?

Western Washington University has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Bellingham has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Western Washington University Known For?

Western Washington University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Western Washington University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Western Washington University's Most Influential Alumni?

Western Washington University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Sociology, Communications, and Anthropology. Here are some of Western Washington University's most famous alumni:

Terrence Deacon
Terrence Deacon
An American anthropologist.
Agnes Martin
Agnes Martin
An American painter.
Laurence J. Peter
A Canadian educator.
Michael E. Phelps
A Biophysicist.
Douglas Massey
Douglas Massey
An American sociologist.
Michael Farris
Michael Farris
An American academic.
John Michael Greer
An American essayist, independent scholar, blogger, religious leader and writer.
Judith Simmer-Brown
A Tibetan writer.
Julie Larson-Green
Julie Larson-Green
A CEO of the Windows division at Microsoft.
Robert Angel
A Board game designer.
Art Chantry
Art Chantry
An American graphic designer.
Matt Kaeberlein
An American biologist.

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