Western Washington UniversityWestern 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:
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.
College of Business and Economics
College of Fine and Performing Arts
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Sciences and Technology
Huxley College of the Environment
Woodring College of Education
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.
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.
There are 14, 276 students at the school.
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 Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Liberal Arts||1, 147||general studies, English, sociology, political science, history, interdisciplinary studies, creative writing, anthropology, . . . |
|Business and Management||441||business management, marketing, accounting, finance, operations management, international business, MIS, human resources, . . . |
|Education and Teaching||280||special ed, secondary teaching, science teaching, English teaching, adult education, educational administration, math teaching, physical education teaching, . . . |
|Family and Social Work||260||human services, child development|
|Therapy and Counselling||224||psychology, community health services, child psychology, Counselling psychology, psychobiology|
|Science||182||biology, chemistry, geology, biochemistry, cell biology, physics, biological and physical sciences, marine biology, . . . |
|Media||149||communication studies, journalism, journalism courses|
|Nutrition and Exercise Therapy||138||health and physical education, parks and recreation studies, vocational Counselling|
|Conservation and Resource Management||123||environmental science, environmental studies|
|Engineering Technician||77||industrial tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, electronics tech|
|Medical Support and Technology||57||audiology and speech pathology, speech pathology|
|Computer Science and Engineering||53||computer and info science|
|Design||47||design and visual communication, industrial design, graphic design|
|Drama and Performing Arts||46||drama, dance|
|Mathematics||40||mathematics, applied mathematics|
|Photography and Commercial Art||30||multimedia, photography, printmaking, drawing|
|Music||29||music, music performance, music theory and composition, music history and theory|
|Fine Arts||19||painting, art history and criticism, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts|
|Religion and Philosophy||16||philosophy|
|Art Studies||3||art 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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