academic programs, from the classics to those you get to design yourself
Most of the classes are small. By the end of my first week at Western, all of my professors knew my name." —Dessa Meehan
Among the best values in the nation
Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Washington Monthly magazines
Our small class sizes give students the attention they need to succeed
No. 1 public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest
US News & World Report
SOME TOP EMPLOYERS OF WESTERN GRADS
FROM THE MOUNTAINS
TO THE BAY
80,000-person coastal city with a thriving arts and music scene
6 miles of trails adjacent to campus
55 miles to Vancouver, BC and 90 miles to Seattle
AT WESTERN, OUR FOCUS IS ON
Western undergraduates work directly with professors on research that will change lives.
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
More Western graduates join the Peace Corps than any other school of its size
First school in the nation to offset 100% of electrical usage with renewable energy thanks to student initiatives
An active student association supports 200+ campus clubs and organizations
ACTIVE MINDS CHANGING LIVES
Fulbright Awards are a prestigious measure of student success. Western has more Fulbright winners than any peer school in the nation.