One of Washington's six state-funded, four-year institutions of higher education, Western Washington University is state's third-largest university. With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized...
One of Washington's six state-funded, four-year institutions of higher education, Western Washington University is state's third-largest university. With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university.
Western Washington University is nationally recognized for excellent
academic programs offered in the beautiful town of Bellingham,
Washington, just 90 miles north of Seattle and less than 25 miles south
of the Canadian border.
Western offers bachelor’s degree programs in a wide range of traditional
disciplines. Almost every concentration is represented, even
Master’s degrees are offered in a surprisingly long list of disciplines,
including education, several social sciences, business administration,
music, and various physical and behavioral sciences.
Western is proud of its vibrant student life activities and welcoming
campus. Students are encouraged to take advantage of student
organizations, campus activities, student government, athletic teams,
residential life, and outdoor recreational programs.
Support services are available to help students focus on their academic
pursuits. Students are provided with academic workshops, career advising,
counseling services, a health clinic, veteran services, and much more.
Financial aid advising is also available to students who need assistance
paying for tuition.
Graduate students are sometimes required to participate in their own
research, which is facilitated and supervised by faculty. Western houses
over ten centers and institutions dedicated to the research of various
fields, including studies in marine biology, international relations,
business, and border policy.
Students of Western are provided with stellar academic programs, unique
research opportunities, and vibrant student life activities.