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See which majors are most popular at WWU and what recent graduates plan to do after earning their bachelor's degree.
Discover how many students who start at WWU finish their bachelor's degree and how long it takes.
Figure out what learning gains to expect in critical thinking, writing, and other important subjects at WWU.
Active Minds Changing Lives
A special mix of academic excellence, a focus on undergraduates, active learning, personal attention to students, respect for diversity, and beautiful surroundings makes Western Washington University one of the top public master's-granting universities in the nation. With an enrollment of 14,500 students and selective admission standards, the academic community is large enough to provide tremendous choice and intellectual challenge while also small enough for students to find support in creating their own path. Words frequently used to describe the campus culture include adventurous, collaborative, distinctive, engaging and inviting.
Located 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellingham is a vibrant coastal community of 80,000 and offers outstanding opportunities for entertainment, recreation, faculty research and community involvement.
A special mix of academic excellence, active learning, personal attention to students, residential environment, respect for diversity, and beautiful surroundings makes Western Washington University one of the top public master's-granting universities in the nation. Bellingham offers vibrant urban community with a natural setting, providing outstanding entertainment, recreation and research opportunities.
With easy access to Seattle, Vancouver, British Columbia, the North Cascade Mountain Range and the salt waters of the northern Puget Sound, Western’s geographic location offers both academic and personal benefits to students, as it provides easy access to fieldwork, internships, recreation, and the arts. Western’s focus on undergraduate education gives students unique opportunities to engage in research, work closely with faculty, and showcase their work regionally and nationally. Through a campus-wide leadership program, academic departments, campus jobs, student government and clubs, students become responsible leaders who are well-prepared to lead the way in their careers and communities after graduation.