Important Dates

May 1

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Ongoing

While Western's FAFSA and WASFA priority deadline has passed, you can still apply for financial aid.

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Virtual Admitted Student Day Recordings

Check out recording and curated content from our most comprehensive virtual experience for admitted students and their families.

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While our office is currently closed to visitors, we're still here for you!

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Majors

Students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences before choosing from our 200+ academic programs. So whether you know exactly which major you want to pursue or have no idea, you’ll have time to explore your options—or you can design one yourself.

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Honors

Looking for more than a major? If you value curiosity and self-discovery, Western's Honors Program may be for you! Honors classes allow students to complete General University Requirements in an Honors setting, which means small classes and sought-after professors. Honors courses focus on writing, discussion and problem-solving.

Learn more or apply today!

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Explore Campus

You're invited to experience Western from wherever you are. Explore visit options to see why students love to call this place home!

 

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Tuition & Aid

We understand that paying for a college education is a big investment and are committed to keeping tuition low and academic quality high.

Fewer students are taking out loans

53% of 2018 bachelor’s recipients incurred educational debt, compared with the national average of 69%.

Western's average student debt is lower

Of those with debt, Western’s average student loan debt was $22,466, compared with a national average of $29,800.

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Home Sweet Home

Bellingham, Washington sits perfectly between a sheltered bay opening up to the spectacular San Juan islands and Mount Baker, the crown-jewel of the Northern Cascades. With Seattle and Vancouver both a short drive away, it’s the ideal place to study, work, recreate, and relax.

 

Explore Bellingham

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BoltBus routes to other PNW cities

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Find your Community

Western students work hard, play hard, and create their own community. With 200+ student-run clubs and organizations and 9 residential communities, it’s easy to find your squad, get involved, and feel at home. And with 13 NCAA Division II sports and 23 club sports to choose from, there are many ways to get active or cheer on your fellow Vikings.

 

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