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Western Washington University

Western Washington University, or WWU, is one of the state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in Washington, United States. The US News (2007 edition) ranked Western Washington University 2nd in the public, master's universities (west) category and 18th in the west (both public and private). The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Technology
  • Fairhaven College
  • Graduate School
  • Huxley College of the Environment
  • Woodring College of Education
WWU's sports teams are nicknamed the Vikings. The university's mascot is the Viking. WWU is a NCAA Division II member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. They won the first three GNAC All-Sports Championships and are ranked 31st among the 225 NCAA II schools in the United States.

Profile of Western Washington UniversityStudents attend Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, a small city. The school is a public institution. Western Washington University degrees go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in family and social work, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Western Washington University Selectivity

Western Washington University is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 610.

Western Washington University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

There are 14, 276 students at the school.

Student Life
Western Washington University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Western Washington University values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Western Washington University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 147general studies, English, sociology, political science, history, interdisciplinary studies, creative writing, anthropology, . . .
Business and Management441business management, marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, international business, MIS, human resources, . . .
Education and Teaching280special ed, secondary teaching, science teaching, English teaching, adult education, educational administration, math teaching, physical education teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work260human services, child development
Therapy and Counselling224psychology, community health services, child psychology, Counselling psychology, psychobiology
Science182biology, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, cell biology, physics, biological and physical sciences, marine biology, . . .
Media149communication studies, journalism, journalism courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy138health and physical education, parks and recreation studies, vocational Counselling
Conservation and Resource Management123environmental science, environmental studies
Engineering Technician77industrial tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, electronics tech
Medical Support and Technology57audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology
Computer Science and Engineering53computer and info science
Design47design and visual communication, industrial design, graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts46drama, dance
Mathematics40mathematics, applied mathematics
Photography and Commercial Art30multimedia, photography, printmaking, drawing
Music29music, music performance, music theory and composition, music history and theory
Fine Arts19painting, art history and criticism, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts
Religion and Philosophy16philosophy
Art Studies3art studies, visual and performing arts

Contact: Western Washington UniversityWestern Washington University

516 High St

Bellingham, WA 98225-9008

General Phone: (360) 650-3430


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