Western welcomes students from around the world

Through close relationships with professors, a community atmosphere, and academic excellence, we help people find their purpose. And we inspire them to pursue that purpose with everything they’ve got. We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it.

Map of the area. Detail of Bellingham between Vancouver, BC and Seattle. Map showing how far north and west Washington state is from California and rest of the US.


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


Students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences before choosing from our 175+ 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.


Find a Major

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Western in Fall

Virtual Tours

Sign up for a 60-minute student-led tour of campus, or a 90-minute event that includes a tour and an information session (hosted by an Admissions Counselor). Our student hosts will guide you through campus and answer your questions.

Take a Hosted Virtual Tour

Take the Self-Guided Virtual Tour

Let our students lead you on a short tour of campus and the beautiful area we call home.


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I’m Western’s International Admissions Counselor and also an alumnus. I can’t wait to connect with you. Use this form to send me your questions.

Submit a Contact Form

You are also welcome to contact me any time: casey.egger@wwu.edu