Admissions

ACADEMIC CHOICE,
PERSONAL ATTENTION

160+

academic programs, from the classics to those you get to design yourself

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Most of the classes are small. By the end of my first week at Western, all of my professors knew my name.”

— Dessa Meehan

QUALITY EDUCATION,
GREAT VALUE

Best Value

Among the best values in the nation

Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Washington Monthly magazines

Small Classes

Our small class sizes give students the attention they need to succeed

No. 1 Public, Master's-Granting University in the Pacfic Northwest

No. 1 public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest

US News & World Report

FROM THE MOUNTAINS
TO THE BAY

88,500-person coastal city with a thriving arts and music scene

6 miles of trails adjacent to campus

55 miles to Vancouver, BC

90 miles to Seattle

A map of Washington state. Bellingham is located very close to the Canadian border on the coast. It is between Vancouver BC and Seattle. Spokane, Washington is to the far east. Portland, Oregon to the South.

AT WESTERN, OUR FOCUS IS ON
UNDERGRADUATES

Western undergraduates work directly with professors on research that will change lives.

Quotes

Studying biochemistry has allowed me to continue to pursue my dream of making positive contributions to the medical field.”

— Anne d'Aquino, Biochemistry

Anne is working with a professor on research that will be used as a stepping stone to ultimately alleviate the medical consequences of hemophilia A.

OUR STUDENTS STRIVE
TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

Peace Corps

#2 Peace Corps volunteer-producing university among medium-sized schools

Renewable Energy

First school in the nation to offset 100% of electrical usage with renewable energy thanks to student initiatives

Student Clubs and Organizations

An active student association supports 200+ campus clubs and organizations

ACTIVE MINDS CHANGING LIVES

Fulbright Awards are a prestigious measure of student success. Western was named a top national producer of Fullbright Scholarship winners for 2016-2017.