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Why study at Western?

Western Washington University is a dynamic, innovative, and challenging public university. For the past twelve years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Western the #1 regional public university in the Pacific Northwest.

Western Washington University is located in Bellingham, Washington, a city of 70,000. In addition to our excellent academic reputation, being close to Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia, but not too close, is one of the top reasons students choose Western. Bellingham offers small town benefits – friendliness, safety, and convenience – as well as many of the opportunities of a larger city. With a thriving arts community, over 200 restaurants, and several movie theatres, there is no shortage of things to do. In the past five years, more than 10 national magazines have singled Bellingham out as one of the U.S.A.'s best small cities, including Forbes, Money, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Organic Style, Paddler, and Mountain Bike.

EducationUSAWestern is a proud member of EducationUSA. EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. To learn more, visit EducationUSA's website.

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