Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA
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Western Washington University Review

Bellingham, WA, 516 High Street
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Career Preparation A-
Students and Culture A
Facilities A
Activities and Groups A
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Excellent

Western Washington University is a large, public, four-year university enrolling 15,332 students and offering 135 degrees in Bellingham, WA.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Western Washington University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
949 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
American/united States Studies/civilization
7
Anthropology
84
6
Archeology
5
Canadian Studies
3
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling
22
Comparative Psychology
6
Developmental and Child Psychology
7
East Asian Studies
12
Historic Preservation and Conservation
1
History
68
3
Human Services
115
Humanities/humanistic Studies
6
Linguistics
38
Mental Health Counseling/counselor
6
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies
180
0
Philosophy
19
Political Science
96
2
Psychology
168
Sociology
88
Sustainability Studies
7
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Education and Liberal Arts
948 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
17
Applied Mathematics
11
Art Studies
49
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
9
Art Teacher Education
6
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
0
Biology Teacher Education
1
Chemistry Teacher Education
0
Chinese Language and Literature
4
Communication Sciences and Disorders
51
0
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services
5
Creative Writing
111
6
Curriculum and Instruction
6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
14
Earth Science Teacher Education
1
Education/teaching of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
11
Elementary Education and Teaching
47
0
English Language and Literature
89
12
English/language Arts Teacher Education
1
Foreign Languages and Literatures
5
French Language and Literature
13
French Language Teacher Education
0
General Studies
18
German Language and Literature
12
Health and Physical Education/fitness
1
1
History Teacher Education
4
Japanese Language and Literature
6
Mathematics Teacher Education
12
Music Teacher Education
10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
8
Public/applied History
5
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
6
11
Secondary Education and Teaching
47
Social Science Teacher Education
7
Social Studies Teacher Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
63
Spanish Language Teacher Education
2
Special Education and Teaching
79
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
113
Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
24
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
50
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Business
511 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
76
4
Business Administration and Management
74
28
Economics
94
Finance
44
International Business
23
Marketing/marketing Management
102
Operations Management and Supervision
66
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Mathematics and Science
374 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Biochemistry
27
Biological and Physical Sciences
21
Biology
33
3
Cellular and Molecular Biology
30
Cellular Biology and Histology
0
Chemistry
43
4
Geography
26
2
4
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences
25
Geology/earth Science
31
7
Geophysics and Seismology
8
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
15
Mathematics
46
10
Mathematics and Computer Science
3
Neuroscience
12
Physics
24
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Engineering
278 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician
13
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
14
Environmental Science
91
9
Environmental Studies
81
Industrial and Product Design
12
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician
30
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/technician
28
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Healthcare
227 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
0
0
Health/medical Preparatory Programs
70
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
48
7
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
59
Registered Nurse
24
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor
19
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Computer Technology
166 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences
73
4
12
Management Information Systems
77
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Communication and Media
102 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications
43
Journalism
59
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Art and Design
81 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Dance
10
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
40
0
Music
12
3
Music History, Literature, and Theory
0
Music Performance
16
Music Theory and Composition
0
Visual and Performing Arts
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Hospitality
43 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
43
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Western Washington University.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Human Services
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (ARTI) - Single Professional Program Accreditation in Industrial Design
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
Education, Class of 1975

Interviewing training and support; referral services; networking through alumni

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

Practicum, internships, career advisory/counseling, career/job fairs

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

No idea. It was a long time ago.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2001

Professors directly from the industry Courses that focus on real life work

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2008

Hippies walking around without shoes on. Good liberal arts classes though.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1975

Open and supportive of others; aware of life and world issues; part of a larger community

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

Variety of students, diverse culture, and an open embrace and encouragement for expressing individuality and building community

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2012

Liberal arts, "hippie", hipsters, environmentally friendly, politically driven

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor's, Class of 2003

Very broad - all kinds of students and cultures

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

Tree hugger, kind hearted, community focused.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2001

The culture at my school was rather lopsided and not overly open to views different from those of the majority of the school population. Professors, as a whole, were very open to communication with students on multiple levels, making them very helpful.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2008

Very nice, clean and well maintained.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1975

I haven't visited the campus in the last 5 years, but the alumni news indicates that the university has maintained the high quality of services for students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Design, Class of 2014

Old charm and latest innovations

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

Evolving, well-facilitated computer labs with opportunities to engage and work with updated technologies; clean, well-taken care of dorms with updated facilities and retro character; mostly well-structured classrooms and updating old rooms to better suit current technologies and teaching practices; clean, open dining halls with a variety of food at a pretty good quality, if not a little expensive.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2012

Dorms were outdated, dining halls were pretty grimy, the newer buildings were really nice and tech driven

Rated January 2016
Alumni
BS in Community Health, Class of 2000

They were great when I was there....new buildings & updates being done.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2001

At the time that I went to the school, everything had a new feel to it overall, with only a couple dorms that were dated.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 9 Reviews
Alumni
English Literature, Class of 2008

Going to see Death Cab for Cutie would they would come play for the 10000x time.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Education, Class of 1975

Outdoor recreation and social support groups

Rated January 2016
Alumni
English Literature with an Education Emphasis, Class of 2011

Quidditch Club, Ultimate Frisbee as a school sport (and not football), Beyonce club, political organizations that spend time in Olympia, clubs that meet the diverse needs of diverse students.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Political Science, Class of 2012

Rugby, basketball, outdoor center, etc

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Computer Science, Class of 2001

Lots of activism in the main square of the school when I went there. At the time this felt fairly unique, though it likely happened on many other campuses. There were lots of movie viewings and clubs for a variety of interests.

Rated January 2016
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