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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate96%
Acceptance Rate96%

About Western Washington College of Education

Find You. Be You. Stand out. From the beautiful natural environment to the welcoming community, Western is a breath of fresh air and a wonderful place to call home. Get ready to make deep connections and have the real conversations needed to create a better future. We want people with an appetite for ambition. People who want to learn about the universe, and then change it. We have students designing and building solar-powered tiny homes. A professor who’s on the Mars Curiosity Rover team. And graduates who teach code to fifth graders. Through close relationships with professors, a community atmosphere, and academic excellence, we help people find their purpose. And we inspire them to pursue that purpose with everything they’ve got. We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it. This is a place where, together, we can MAKE WAVES.

Western Washington University Overview

Western Washington University is a public, state school in the urban setting of Bellingham, Washington. Western Washington College of Education was founded in 1893 and the school presently has around 15,125 students a year, which includes 14,019 undergraduates. Western Washington College of Education ensures on-campus housing for up to 4,372 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Western Washington College of Education for Fall 2023 is January 31. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from Western Washington College of Education by March 31.

Student Involvement at Western Washington College of Education

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Western Washington College of Education's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Western Washington College of Education students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Western Washington College of Education, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Western Washington College of Education has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Western Washington College of Education on the Student Life page.

2022 Western Washington College of Education Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 96%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 98%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 98%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 16%
In-State Tuition $7,761
Out-of-State $25,668
Percent of Need Met 81%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $19,547

Is Western Washington College of Education a Good School?


Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what Western Washington College of Education offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Western Washington University

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Washington College of Education. Around 96% of applicants get into Western Washington College of Education each year. Last year, 10,549 students applied to Western Washington College of Education and 10,138 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Western Washington College of Education

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 80% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Western Washington College of Educationcome back their sophomore year. Around 67% of students who started at Western Washington College of Education earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook Western Washington College of Education Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Western Washington College of Education directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Western Washington University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Western Washington College of Education's endowment was valued at $112.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $11,628 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Western Washington College of Education

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Western Washington College of Education meets 81% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $19,547 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $21,401 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Western Washington College of Education.

Based on this information, does Western Washington College of Education seem like a good fit? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Western Washington College of Education a good school for you?

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Where is Western Washington University Located?

Western Washington College of Education is located in the city of Bellingham, Washington, in the suburbs of Seattle and Vancouver and BC Canada.

If you would like to see Western Washington College of Education for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 5 to Bellingham, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Bellingham International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Western Washington College of Education and Bellingham are like without leaving home.

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College Info

516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-5996

Campus Setting: Urban

Western Washington College of Education Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 31

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Western Washington College of Education is Jan 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Washington College of Education is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Western Washington University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Western Washington College of Education ACT Scores

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ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above

Good

22 to 29

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Western Washington College of Education is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Western Washington College of Education. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Western Washington College of Education SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1310

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Math SAT Range

530 - 640

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Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above

Good

1100 to 1310

Avg

1100 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Western Washington College of Education students is 1197. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western Washington College of Education, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western Washington College of Education.

Western Washington College of Education Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,883

In State

$40,110

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,572
$24,799
Fees
$1,131
$1,131
Housing
$13,079
$13,079
Books
$1,101
$1,101

Student Life

Wondering what life at Western Washington College of Education is like? There are approximately 15,125 students enrolled at Western Washington College of Education, including 14,019 undergraduate students and 1,106 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 87% percent are from WA and 13% percent of students are from other states.

89%

Full Time

11%

Part Time

87%

In State

13%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

15,125

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

96%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$8,703

Out-of-State

$25,930

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 31
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