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Western Washington University

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516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States

Location info of Western Washington University

  • With a population of 92,000, Bellingham is a welcoming and safe community offering the advantages of a larger city and charm of a coastal town. Western students call Bellingham an adventure, a breath of fresh air, and a great place to call home.

  • Bellingham is a place students love to call home. A vibrant downtown, thriving arts and music scenes, and an easy drive to Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. all make Bellingham an ideal college town. Whether you’re a bike rider, bus rider, or a pedestrian, the city is never more than fifteen minutes away from campus. Bellingham is host to an endless number of activities to discover, so get exploring!

Top Reasons to Study in Western Washington University


Western is committed to engaging in leading research to answer some of the world’s most complex challenges, including global climate change, social justice and equity and sustainable development.


At Western you will receive all the benefits of a small college, with individualized attention and small class sizes, but with all the choice and opportunity a large university can offer. Learning in a supportive environment, you will explore new ideas to become a well-rounded citizen, and broaden your knowledge and skills to graduate ready to seek new opportunities.


Students at Western learn both inside and outside the classroom with experienced faculty who are willing to go the extra mile and support students through every challenge. 99% of all classes are taught by faculty, 74% of which hold the highest degree in their field. Our professors and teachers will play an active role in your education, from collaborative research to advising groups and study tours.


A strong liberal arts tradition means ambitious international students can explore every interest and craft the right education experience. Universities in the USA often offer a liberal arts education, meaning you will focus on your degree while also taking classes to give you a broader knowledge and varied approach to learning, helping you become a well-rounded global citizen. With the freedom to learn a bit of everything, you will thoughtfully choose the right degree for your future aspirations, and you can supplement your education with a second area of interest.



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About Western Washington University

Join a university dedicated to success for all, where you will be supported to engage in your education, develop your independence and thoughtfully plan your future. Located in Bellingham, Washington, Western Washington University is a premier university in the Pacific Northwest, where students can take a leading role in research to change the world and build a brighter future.

Career at Western Washington University


While gaining hands-on experience in your degree, you will be supported by mentors and have access to career services to seek opportunities and grow your network. Students at Western go on to exciting careers for leading, global companies including Amazon, Boeing and Microsoft. You will graduate from Western as a dynamic professional, ready to make a difference.

Campus life

You will love living on a green campus, surrounded by fresh air and great scenery. The Associated Students also oversee the on-campus Recycle Center and Lakewood, a 4,000-square-foot log facility for student events on Lake Whatcom.

Our vibrant campus is home to almost 90% of our first-year students. You’ll forge relationships in study nooks and at campus-wide events, in quick-stop cafes and all-you-care-to-eat dining halls, through niche student organizations and integrated living-learning communities—the list goes on!



  • International Year (1-3 Quarters): Automatic scholarship reducing gross tuition price to $5,000 per quarter $5,000 per year
  • Direct Admission: $2,000 to $6,000

Ranking & Accreditation of Western Washington University

  • #2 Top Public School (Regional Universities West, US News & World Report, 2018)
  • #72 Best Values in Public Colleges & Universities (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019)
  • #18 in Regional Universities West
  • #13 in Best Colleges for Veterans
  • one of the nation’s top 15 green colleges.
  • #99 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
  • #5 in Top Public Schools

Student Accommodation at Western Washington University

While at Western you can live on a 215-acre campus in one of 16 residence halls, each with its own unique community. There are residences to suit all lifestyles with options for corridor-style or suite-style rooms. You can live with students who share your academic interests, or personal interests.

  • Room and Board: $15,894


Programs at Western Washington University


  1. Accounting
  2. Economics/Accounting
  3. Management Information Systems
  4. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
  5. Operations Management
  6. Economics
  7. Economics/Accounting
  8. Economics/Environmental Studies
  9. Economics/Mathematics
  10. Economics/Political Science
  11. Economics/Social Studies
  12. Financial Economics
  13. Politics/ Philosophy/ Economics
  14. Finance
  15. Marketing
  16. Management
  17. International Business
  18. General Business
  19. Business and Sustainability
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  1. Business, MBA


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  1. Art Studio
  2. Art History
  3. Dance
  4. Theatre Arts
  5. Music
  6. Music – Composition
  7. Music – History and Literature
  8. Music – Performance
  9. Music Education P-12
  10. Design
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  1. Communication Studies
  2. English – Creative Writing Emphasis
  3. English – Literature
  4. Humanities – Religion and Culture
  5. Latin American Studies, BA
  6. History
  7. History – Elementary
  8. History/Social Studies
  9. Journalism – News/Editorial
  10. Journalism – Public Relations
  11. Journalism – Visual Journalism
  12. Kinesiology
  13. Philosophy
  14. Anthropology
  15. Anthropology – Archaeology Concentration
  16. Anthropology – Biocultural Concentration
  17. Anthropology – Elementary
  18. Anthropology/Biology
  19. Anthropology/Social Studies
  20. Communication Science & Disorders
  21. Psychology: Human Development – Elementary
  22. Linguistics
  23. Political Science
  24. Public Health
  25. Recreation Management and Leadership
  26. Psychology
  27. Sociology
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  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Computer Science
  4. Plastics and Composites Engineering
  5. Industrial Design
  6. Manufacturing Engineering
  7. Mathematics
  8. Physics
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  1. Computer Science, MS
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  1. Environmental Science
  2. Environmental Policy
  3. Environmental Science – Toxicology
  4. Environmental Science – Freshwater & Terrestrial Ecology
  5. Environmental Science – Marine Science
  6. Economics/Environmental Studies
  7. Business and Sustainability
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  1. American Cultural Studies
  2. Interdisciplinary Concentration
  3. Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity & Justice Emphasis
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Progression programs:

  1. Accounting
  2. American Cultural Studies
  3. Anthropology
  4. Anthropology – Archaeology Concentration
  5. Anthropology – Biocultural Concentration
  6. Anthropology – Elementary
  7. Anthropology/Biology
  8. Anthropology/Social Studies
  9. Applied Mathematics
  10. Art – Elementary
  11. Art – P-12
  12. Art History
  13. Art Studio
  14. Behavioral Neuroscience
  15. Biochemistry
  16. Biology
  17. Biology – Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology (EEO) Emphasis
  18. Biology – General Emphasis
  19. Biology – Marine Emphasis
  20. Biology – Molecular and Cell Emphasis
  21. Biology – Secondary Teaching Emphasis
  22. Biology/Anthropology
  23. Biology/Mathematics
  24. Business Administration – Finance
  25. Business Administration – General Business
  26. Business Administration – International Busines
  27. Business Administration – Management
  28. Business Administration – Management Information Systems
  29. Business Administration – Marketing
  30. Business and Sustainability
  31. Canadian-American Studies
  32. Chemistry
  33. Chemistry/Biology – Secondary
  34. Chemistry/Mathematics – Secondary
  35. Chemistry/Physics – Secondary
  36. Chinese Language and Culture
  37. Chinese Language and Culture with a Teaching Endorsement
  38. Communication Sciences and Disorders
  39. Communication Studies
  40. Computer Science
  41. Dance
  42. Design
  43. Early Childhood Education
  44. Early Childhood Special Education P-3
  45. Early Childhood Special Education P-3 and Early Childhood Education P-3 (Dual Endorsement)
  46. Earth Science – Elementary
  47. Earth Science – Secondary
  48. Earth Science/General Science – Secondary
  49. East Asian Studies
  50. Economics
  51. Economics/Accounting
  52. Economics/Environmental Studies
  53. Economics/Mathematics
  54. Economics/Political Science
  55. Economics/Social Studies
  56. Electrical Engineering
  57. Elementary Education Professional Program
  58. Energy Policy and Management
  59. Energy Science and Technology BS
  60. English – Creative Writing Emphasis
  61. English – Literature
  62. Environmental Education
  63. Environmental Policy
  64. Environmental Science
  65. Environmental Science – Freshwater & Terrestrial Ecology BS
  66. Environmental Science – Marine Science
  67. Environmental Science – Toxicology
  68. Environmental Studies
  69. Environmental Studies – Elementary
  70. Exceptionality & Disability
  71. Financial Economics
  72. French
  73. French – Elementary
  74. French with a Teaching Endorsement
  75. French/German
  76. French/Spanish
  77. General Science – Elementary
  78. General Science – Middle Level
  79. General Science – Secondary
  80. Geography
  81. Geography – Elementary
  82. Geography/Social Studies BA
  83. Geology
  84. Geophysics
  85. German
  86. German – Elementary
  87. German with a Teaching Endorsement
  88. German/Spanish
  89. History
  90. History – Elementary
  91. History/Social Studies
  92. Human Services
  93. Humanities – History of Culture
  94. Humanities – Religion and Culture
  95. Industrial Design
  96. Interdisciplinary Concentration
  97. Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity & Justice Emphasis
  98. Japanese
  99. Japanese with a Teaching Endorsement
  100. Journalism – News/Editorial
  101. Journalism – Public Relations
  102. Journalism – Visual Journalism
  103. Kinesiology – Exercise Science
  104. Kinesiology – Pre-Healthcare Professions
  105. Kinesiology – Sport Psychology
  106. Language, Literacy, and Cultural Studies
  107. Latin American Studies, BA
  108. Linguistics
  109. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
  110. Manufacturing Engineering
  111. Mathematics
  112. Mathematics – Elementary Education
  113. Mathematics – Secondary Education
  114. Mathematics/Computer Science
  115. Multidisciplinary Studies
  116. Music
  117. Music – Composition
  118. Music – History and Literature
  119. Music – Performance
  120. Music Education P-12
  121. Philosophy
  122. Physical Education and Health P-12
  123. Physics
  124. Physics/Mathematics – Secondary Education
  125. Plastics and Composites Engineering
  126. Political Science
  127. Political Science/Social Studies
  128. Politics/ Philosophy/ Economics
  129. Pre-Chiropractic
  130. Pre-Dentistry
  131. Pre-Law
  132. Pre-Medicine
  133. Pre-Nursing
  134. Pre-Nutrition
  135. Pre-Occupational Therapy
  136. Pre-Optometry
  137. Pre-Pharmacy
  138. Pre-Physical Therapy
  139. Pre-Physician Assistant
  140. Pre-Veterinary
  141. Psychology
  142. Psychology: Human Development – Elementary
  143. Public Health
  144. Recreation
  145. Secondary Education
  146. Sociology
  147. Sociology – Elementary
  148. Sociology/Social Studies BA
  149. Spanish
  150. Spanish – Elementary
  151. Spanish with a Teaching Endorsement
  152. Special Education – P-12 Plus Content Endorsement
  153. Special Education P-12 and Elementary Education (Dual Endorsement)
  154. Statistics
  155. Theatre Arts
  156. Urban Planning and Sustainable Development


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  1. Secondary Education
  2. Human Services
  3. Pre-Nursing
  4. Environmental Education
  5. Mathematics – Elementary Education
  6. Early Special Education P-3
  7. Elementary Education Professional Program
  8. Special Education – P-12 Plus Content Endorsement
  9. Mathematics – Secondary Education
  10. Early Childhood Education
  11. Physical Education and Health P-12
  12. Physics/Mathematics – Secondary Education
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