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Western Washington University - Everett Campus

Flag of United States Washington, United States
School ID: SU10008
Rank: 601
* The Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Applied number: 2

WWU Ranked Third Nationally in Number of Student Fulbright Scholars

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General description

Western Washington University is a major public university located in Washington State.

Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is 90 miles north of Seattle, and 55 miles south east of Vancouver, the other side of the Canadian border. The campus is situated between the Sehome Hill Arboretum and Bellingham Bay, where locals can catch ferries to several nearby islands, and it is within easy reach of a number of outdoor activities. There are over 40 parks and trails within the 28 square miles that make up Bellingham’s city limits. Its city centre enjoys a buzzing café scene, and is full of markets, bookshops, boardwalks and theatres. The area also enjoys good access to volcano Mount Baker.

WWU was founded as a female-only school in 1893. Known by its current title since 1977, its former names have included New Whatcom Normal School and Western Washington College of Education. Students at WWU can now choose from more than 150 different subjects.

WWU has conferred master’s degrees since 1947, the year it launched its first education MA.

WWU counts Robert Angel, the creator of popular game Pictionary, and Ben Gibbard, lead singer and guitarist of alternative rock group Death Cab for Cutie, among its alumni.

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.

Why Everett Campus

Western's presence in Snohomish County dates back to 1986 with the first programs offered by Woodring College of Education.

Today, with undergraduate and graduate programs from several colleges, Western students make up over half of those enrolled at Everett University Center.

Western Washington University students in Everett can live on campus through a partnership with Everett Community College. Two residence halls are available and applications for the buildings are accepted year-round. Visit EvCC's housing site for more information.

Discover the variety of degree programs that Western offers in Everett, centered around career paths in human services, business, education, the environment and more. Convenient online courses are available through WesternOnline.

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Avg Cost of Tuition/Year USD $24,689
Cost of Living/Year USD $12,000
Application Fee USD $0
Estimated Total/Year USD $36,689

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  • Education
  • Enviromental Science
  • Human Services


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