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Western Washington University


Graduates

  • 55% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$6,468 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$16,815 / year

Room and Board

$8,755

Application deadline

January 31

Application fee

$55




Educational Resources

Libraries

Music Library (branch)

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,402,135 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 4,806 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,965,507 microforms.
  • 37,345 Audio/Visual items.
  • 3,472 e-books.

Museums & Art

Western Gallery of Art, Viking Union Gallery of Art, Planetarium, Environmental Studies Building, Natural History Collection, Herbarium (Botany)

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 2,080 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 148 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 320 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 1,940 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 390 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 99% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,800 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 25% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 5% of housing units are Singles.
  • 85% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 16 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 38% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 99% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 65% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Parent's Weekend, Red Square Info Faire, Earth Day, Take the Night March, Kappa Karnival.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 163 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Golden Key International Honor Society; The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Campus Association, Campus Christian Fellowship, Hillel of WWU, Latter Day Saints Student Association, Additional organizations can be found on the WWU website
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, MEChA, Native American Student Union, International Students Club, Vietnamese Student Assn. Additional organizations can be found on the WWU website, Associated Students
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Over 250 programs/clubs available.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Western Front (bi-weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Bellingham (5), Seattle (100)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Bellingham (2)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Bellingham (2)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 30% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 11% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,860
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other

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