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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate93%

About Western Washington University

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 is a public, state university in the city of Bellingham, Washington. Western Washington University was founded in 1893. The university currently enrolls around 14,747 students a year, including 13,801 undergrads.

Western Washington University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Western Washington University. Western Washington University admitted 93% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 11,864 students applied to Western Washington University and 10,997 were admitted.

Western Washington University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 97%
Average GPA 3.5
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 97%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 12%

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Western Washington University is located in the city of Bellingham, Washington, near Seattle and Vancouver and BC Canada.

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College Info

516 High Street Bellingham, WA 98225-5996

Campus Setting: Urban

Western Washington University 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 University is Jan 31.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Western Washington University 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 University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1340


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

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1340 and Above


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The median SAT score for Western Washington University students is 1240. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Western Washington University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Western Washington University.

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Wondering what life at Western Washington University is like? There are approximately 14,747 students enrolled at Western Washington University, including 13,801 undergraduate students and 946 graduate students. 88% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from WA and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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