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Western Washington University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Western Washington University

Western Washington University

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Western Washington University Description:

Founded in 1893, Western Washington University is a highly ranked regional public university located in Bellingham, Washington, a small city is situated about 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver. The university has a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and close to 75% of classes have fewer than 30 students. The university takes pride in the fact that 98% of classes are taught by the faculty, not grad students, and the retention and graduation rates are significantly higher than many comparable universities. In athletics, the WWU Vikings compete in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 14,833 (13,902 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Scholarships for Western Washington University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $8,805 (in-state); $19,152 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,373
  • Other Expenses: $2,991
  • Total Cost: $22,219 (in-state); $32,566 (out-of-state)

Western Washington University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 71%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 48%
    • Loans: 50%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,659
    • Loans: $5,782

Most Popular Majors:

Business Administration, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English, Finance, General Studies, History, Human Services, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Western Washington University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wwu.edu/president/strategic-plan.shtml

"Western Washington University serves the people of the State of Washington, the nation, and the world by bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities."

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