Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University


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Recent Reviews

Jalen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington is a mid-size college with a very competitive and relevant cross country and track team and a promising en...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington is a mid-size college with a very competitive and relevant cross country and track team and a promising environmental science program. As well as having fun majors and exciting athletics, Western Washington is also situated right on the water of Puget Sound giving way to a beautiful and serene view of water that's surrounded by the city of Bellingham and its people.

Kayleen
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I love it here at WWU. I love the scenery of it here and the fact that it’s easy to talk to someone about anything and make f...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here at WWU. I love the scenery of it here and the fact that it’s easy to talk to someone about anything and make friends, or acquaintances. I feel that it’s convenient for us who get social anxiety and have a hard time talking to others. It’s easy to try to email the professors and ask questions, and go to their office hours to get help.

Jacob
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Western, while not perfect, is still a fantastic school. My interests in the type of music I wanted to study were a bit obtu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western, while not perfect, is still a fantastic school. My interests in the type of music I wanted to study were a bit obtuse for most schools. Western's Fairhaven College allowed me to blend areas of study for an interdisciplinary major that was totally unique.

Megan
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Western Washington University is a wonderful university. It is academically focused and full of progressively minded people. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington University is a wonderful university. It is academically focused and full of progressively minded people. Class sizes are reasonable and the campus is absolutely beautiful. Bellingham is also a wonderful place to be as a college student, with lots to do and see.

Hannah
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Academics is really the only strong suit for Western. There are a lot of great professors that hold engaging classes and have...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Academics is really the only strong suit for Western. There are a lot of great professors that hold engaging classes and have a friendly, helpful attitude toward students. The campus is beautiful, especially some of the newer buildings. However, the location is at the top of a hill, and you would have to hike to get anywhere. You're also always in danger of getting run over by someone on a bike, skateboard, or one of the many trucks that drive on our walkways. Food is overpriced for the quality so Subway is a real life-saver. On-campus housing is atrocious and I'm thankful to have gotten out of there. Overall, despite everything I could complain about, I'm happy I picked a place close to home. I feel like I will be prepared for life post-graduation, when the time comes. I've appreciated all I've learned at this university so far, but I honestly can't wait to never come back to Bellingham again.

Serena
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I personally love western. It is a very opened minded and liberal school. Everyone here isn't afraid to really be who they ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love western. It is a very opened minded and liberal school. Everyone here isn't afraid to really be who they are. People engage in political conversations and aren't afraid to speak their mind. Bellingham, Washington is also a very beautiful place. Western is in the perfect location.

Anikah
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When you go to Western there are a multitude of classes to take. Though, often when you take a class you learn right away if ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

When you go to Western there are a multitude of classes to take. Though, often when you take a class you learn right away if you are going to like it or not. The campus scene is different, Bellingham is a small city and Western is an even smaller school that takes only takes up a small corner. If you venture out of the Western campus there is so much to explore, I find often times students don't make it out of the downtown area. There are many options outside of the school which are not advertised.

Kelly
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WAY OVERPRICED. Here is my disclaimer: I have attended two other highly ranked universities. I have real life and college...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

WAY OVERPRICED. Here is my disclaimer: I have attended two other highly ranked universities. I have real life and college life experience. I am well rounded and NOT studying on mom and dad's dime. I am middle of the road politically and socially. I am a good student, currently matriculating on campus and excelling in all my classes. Here are my thoughts on WWU: If you need to get things done and move on, and have any sort of real life commitments such as a family or work obligations, research your options carefully. Take whatever classes you can from the nearby community colleges for as long as you can. The teaching there is on par if not exceptionally better than at Western, and it will literally cost you half as much. Many professors teaching higher level courses at Western are involved full -time with research, which in my experience, has been a disadvantage to me as a student in terms of their availability or willingness to provide appropriate content for the class. For over 10k per year, I shouldn't be doing 85% of my learning on YouTube. There are online classes available for that sort of thing. If you have the choice to do a class at a community college or WWU, absolutely do it at the community college. If it is a choice between WWU and another university, research the WWU department carefully. Western hides under the splendor of the surrounding Bellingham area and gets away with major short comings in campus amenities and quality of teaching. They are the only 4 year institution in the immediate area so anybody looking for Pre Med and upper level Bio Sciences will experience massive bottle necks in upper level class availability. It has been ranked the #1 politically progressive school on the west coast. Everyone has a special pronoun and is eager to talk about a me too movement, but there aren't the usual mechanisms in place such as cameras in the parking lots or anywhere else on campus. Parents shouldn't fool themselves. Just because this isn't an NCAA Division I athletic school, it doesn't mean there isn't partying happening. The Whatcom County area has one of the largest Methamphetamine drug problems in the U.S. There is a weed shop on every corner. I have attended classes with students who actively use and sell. There is a presence. Western has many attributes that do make it a great choice but it is VERY overrated when taking in to account the cost. I think they ride the coat tails of a previous decade of accolades although the current dynamic has changed greatly.

Teagan
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I think that Western Washington University has provided many amazing opportunities to me, this school is amazing for the envi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Western Washington University has provided many amazing opportunities to me, this school is amazing for the environment and very ahead of most socially. I do think that this school lacks a bit in clubs for my specific interests but i think most everyone can find opportunities here.

Lauren
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It's a great school! The staff members are great, especially in my program (Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management). They'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school! The staff members are great, especially in my program (Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management). They're all super supportive and try their best to set their students up to be successful after they graduate. I have learned / am learning so much there and I don't feel like I have to worry about getting a job once I'm done which is amazing! :)

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,653
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  • 83%

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