Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University


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Recent Reviews

Kalie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its great. Fun loud but cool.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its great. Fun loud but cool.

Mason
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is a beautiful school placed in the middle of Bellingham, WA. The school has a huge variety of students, ensuring you...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is a beautiful school placed in the middle of Bellingham, WA. The school has a huge variety of students, ensuring you will always find someone to hang out with. We are a tight knit community known to support each other to the fullest extent. Western has many things to keep you busy, beyond just schoolwork. There are hundreds of clubs, and many more informal groups. Sports and games are big and the teams are great. If you’re not into sports there are so many other ways to spend your time as well, there are free concerts every week, and an annual drag show that will blow your socks off. On top of all this, students have access to all the wonders of Bellingham! The city is a perfect mix of arsty and foody, meaning there is always a concert and some good food nearby. The academics are pretty good. Class sizes for 101 classes tend to be around 80 students, but once you get into your major or more specific classes the number of students drops considerably. The professors are all super nice, and love to help. I haven’t had one professor who isn’t willing to sit down and help you learn. Overall, Western is an amazing school for its size and price point. It’s just big enough to always have something to do, but not so big that you can’t get into anything. If you love the pacific northwest and are interested in being part of the Viking spirit, I can’t recommend this school enough.

Alina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is not the best school for balancing out your credits, but there are great outdoor and indoor activities available. A...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is not the best school for balancing out your credits, but there are great outdoor and indoor activities available. Although there's a limited selection of classes you can take and sign-up for, there are classes restricted to certain majors and minors, so you're not totally out of luck when it comes to choosing classes. At Western, there's also beautiful scenery, so do it for the scenery if not for the classes.

Spencer
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school that I would tell someone to visit and the teachers there are great. It's not for everyone though. It's no...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school that I would tell someone to visit and the teachers there are great. It's not for everyone though. It's not a very big University like WSU but if you don't mind that fact, the class are good with teachers that care about your grade.

Mad
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrible University, would not recommend to anyone, can't get into any of the classes you need and is extremely far behind in...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Terrible University, would not recommend to anyone, can't get into any of the classes you need and is extremely far behind in every way. All this university cares about is keeping you here for as long as possible so they can get as much money out of you as possible. If you care about your education and want to graduate in a timely manor DO NOT go to Western!

Breanna
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I am a current freshman at Western and I think WWU is a pretty good university. I definitely recommend doing a First-year Int...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a current freshman at Western and I think WWU is a pretty good university. I definitely recommend doing a First-year Interest Group (F.I.G) your Fall Quarter. F.I.Gs are groupings of classes you can choose from that automatically work into a schedule and you put with a group of other first-year students. This was great to do this Fall Quarter because you get to know other incoming freshman and it makes it a less intimidating start to your first year at university.

Cami
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My sister graduated from Western a few years ago and she absolutely loved it. She has told me a lot about life there and has...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My sister graduated from Western a few years ago and she absolutely loved it. She has told me a lot about life there and has made me want to attend. I recently attended the Western Fall Welcome and I was even more excited to apply to WWU. Everyone I met there was very friendly, accepting of different ideas/cultures/backgrounds/identities, and seemed to care a lot about the school. Every time I have visited the campus I have felt safe and gotten a good vibe. They have a system of notifying security if you ever feel unsafe which makes me feel better when picturing myself walking around campus at night. I had the opportunity to meet a professor in my area of interest and I loved getting to do that. If all of the faculty is that welcoming, intelligent, and passionate about their class, participating in discussion and coming to class will be no problem for me. As you can see I have nothing but good things to say about WWU and I would reccomend anyone to attend.

Makayla
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is very welcoming to people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. They provide transgender and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western is very welcoming to people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. They provide transgender and gender non-conforming students the opportunity to have their preferred name and pronouns in the school system and on their IDs. There are so many opportunities to get involved with volunteering and clubs that spark your interests and could help you figure out your career choice.

Kelsey
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The dorms are kind of terrible, I lived on the Ridge when I was a Freshman and getting down to class was a pain. There was al...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The dorms are kind of terrible, I lived on the Ridge when I was a Freshman and getting down to class was a pain. There was also a fair amount of partying on the Ridge. Do not expect to find parking anywhere. Professors for the most part are good and classroom sizes aren't terribly huge. Trying to navigate Web4u (the site where you see your student info) and your account is a total pain. Hopefully you never have an issue or question because you will probably get sent on a wild goose chase if you try to ask for help in the Business office, Financial aid office, or Registrars office. The people who work in those offices also are kind of hard to talk to - they either know nothing or have been there way too long and don't know how to explain anything in a way that makes sense to the average Joe. Still better than some community colleges I've been to though.

Erica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington University is an inclusive, safe, and supportive school. From the first day I set foot on campus I instant...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington University is an inclusive, safe, and supportive school. From the first day I set foot on campus I instantly felt embraced. The students and staff there are some of the most open-minded, genuinely thoughtful individuals anyone could ever meet, and I am proud to be a part of such an LGBTQ+ community safe-space. On top of our usual academics, students at Western are truly treated as scholars with knowledge to add to any lecture. Professors here make me feel like I'm actually heard and not just tolerated, and for that, I am proud to return to WWU for Fall 2018!

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  • 14,592
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,653
  • Acceptance rate
  • 83%

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