Western Washington University Review

Western Washington University is a public, 4-year school located in the mid-size town of Bellingham, Washington, which is about 90 miles north of Seattle. This state-funded institution has strongly ranked programs in the areas of business and philosophy.

Western Washington University School Overview

For the past 11 years, the mid-size Western Washington University has been ranked the best regional public university in the Pacific Northwest by U.S. News & World Report, www.usnews.com. The university currently has a student population of more than 13,000 students. It offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs and extensive research opportunities.

The most popular degree programs at Western Washington University are those that fall into the categories of business and economics, although other common programs at the school include education and environmental studies. The school's MBA program has been ranked in the top 100 best university programs by the Aspen Institute, and its philosophy degree program is also highly ranked. The campus of Western Washington University is also notable for being one of the largest suppliers of college-aged individuals to the Peace Corps.

Admissions and Enrollment at Western Washington University

Individuals interested in enrolling at Western Washington University must submit high school transcripts or GED certification, as well as standardized test scores. They must prove completion of the minimum high school curriculum, including English, science, social studies, mathematics, foreign language, arts and electives.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment at Eastern Michigan University

Western Washington University sits on 215 acres of land in Bellingham Washington, and includes the 38-acre Sehome Arboretum. Some notable facilities on campus include an air pollution lab, an electronic music studio and a neutron generator lab. The on-campus wireless network can accommodate 5,000 users simultaneously.

Western Washington University employs 629 full-time faculty members, 89 percent of whom hold the highest possible degree in their fields. The student to faculty ratio at the school is 19:1, and class sizes average 19 to 30 students.

Overview of Schools and Colleges at Western Washington University

  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Fairhaven College
  • Graduate School
  • College of Sciences and Technology
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Huxley College of the Environment

Contact Information

  • Address: 516 High St., Bellingham, Washington 98225
  • Phone Number: (360) 650-3430