Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University


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Recent Reviews

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
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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
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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!

Stephanie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington University is Public university tucked in the Pacific Northwest in the middle of the city of Bellingham. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Western Washington University is Public university tucked in the Pacific Northwest in the middle of the city of Bellingham. Walking onto campus the first time in fall its full of life, there are so many things to do and see on and off campus it makes it the ultimate relaxed college experience. Living on campus was nice, you got to roll out of bed 10 minutes before class and take a little stroll through campus​. The Ridge ( dorms) is probably the best place to live, you are in the middle of it all, and the dining hall there is way better than the other on campus. It is a close-knit community and you will have no trouble making friends. Students at western are notoriously nice, everyone may have their own views but don't get up in arms if your views clash. The school isn't that huge, so you will run into a lot of familiar faces walking through campus which makes it a fun environment. Academics of this school is a hit or miss. I wouldn't recommend taking any math course below calculus at Western. These courses are taught by graduate students and those classes are the most failed. It would be best if you went to the local community college and then transfer the credits over. The teachers here are also a hit and miss, there are some amazing teachers and some not so good, you have to do your research, or you might have a difficult quarter. Western runs on a quarter system, which has its pros and cons. Pro's, you can take more classes throughout the academic year. Con's, everything is a sprint and fast-paced; you must keep up or you will fall behind. Overall, I think this school is a wonderful opportunity if you get the chance, there is so many activities you can do in and out of school it's hard to get bored. And the best part about it is the amazing view of the bay all year long.

Kristen
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There are a lot of great things about Western Washington University. I have absolutely loved almost all of my Professors, the...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are a lot of great things about Western Washington University. I have absolutely loved almost all of my Professors, they make the classes engaging and fun (and sometimes way easier than they should be.) The campus is beautiful, I love being surrounded by trees and water and it feels like home.

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

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