Western Washington University is on the West Coast of the United States in beautiful Bellingham, Washington.

Bellingham is a vibrant, safe, medium sized city situated between Seattle and Vancouver and is considered one of the best college towns in America. Western is the highest-ranked public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest. At thousands less than private colleges and larger universities, you will find that Western is a great value. There are several resources available to international students including scholarships, research, and work opportunities.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Bellingham, Washington
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Public

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 90%
  • Average ACT score: 22-29
  • Average SAT score: 1100-1300
  • Test optional?: Yes
  • Common Application accepted?: No
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dance, Design, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Fisheries, Gender Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Labour/Industrial Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Oceonography, Palaeontology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Planning, Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors availablehttps://www.wwu.edu/majors


  • International students are eligible for: Merit based scholarships
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $44,161


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division II
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Rowing, Women's Rowing, Women's Volleyball