Western is a university of the environment. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do here. Our Huxley College of the Environment was innovative at its birth in 1969, and today those ideals have spread to every corner of campus.
At Western Washington University, undergraduate students have unparalleled access to top-flight research with their professors, allowing them to connect, engage, explore and work to change the world around them.
Whether studying ocean acidification, the ecological effects of dam removal, solar energy, getting a better understanding of how our brains react to addiction, or composing new pieces of music, the research of Western’s students and their faculty mentors make the University one of the highest rated public universities of its kind in the West.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
The Student Business Office is a division of Business and Financial Affairs at Western Washington University. The Student Business Office is responsible for the financial administration of all student billing related to tuition and fees, room and board, and for the processing of refunds as well as providing support and advice to students to aid in understanding their student account with the university.
With a population of 87,500, Bellingham is a welcoming and safe community offering the advantages of a larger city and charm of a coastal town. Western students call Bellingham an adventure, a breath of fresh air, and a great place to call home.
The Western Libraries is committed to a culture of strategic planning rooted in rigorous assessment practices.
We strive to make the collection and use of data a tool for decision making as well as the refinement and improvement of our internal processes through which we strive to align the Libraries’ activities and initiatives with the strategic goals of the university.
The university’s wireless network offers excellent coverage throughout campus, including outside areas near the Viking Union and Red Square on north campus through Haskell Plaza and the Student Rec Center on south campus.
The Student Health Center at Western Washington University is a primary care medical clinic specializing in college health. The Center is staffed by a team of board certified family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and support staff. We provide an extensive array of services including preventive health care and management of health concerns, illnesses and injuries.
Every residence hall is coeducational and most are open to students of all agesand class standings. Double occupancy rooms are the campus standard, but some hallsalso offer triples and a few singles. Each community has a front desk, laundry facilities,community kitchens, study areas, computer lab, TV lounge, piano, game room,
bike storage and limited permit parking. See page 7 for student apartments.
The mission of the Sport Clubs program at Western Washington University is to promote individual leadership through group participation. Campus Recreation Services is committed to providing resources to campus community members as they strive to attain their goals both academically and through their sport club involvement.
An organization designed and run by Western students, the Associated Students seeks to ensure a fulfilling college and academic experience for all university students through the many services, facilities and programs it offers. Whether interested in testing your skills as a DJ for campus radio station KUGS, craving a weekend in the mountains on an Outdoor Center excursion, or just curious about getting involved in student government or one of our two hundred clubs, the AS has the resources to assist you. By providing Western students with enjoyable networking and leadership opportunities, the AS attempts to help students define themselves, find allies in the community and engage in their university surroundings.
Western Washington University is proud to be a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), an organization made up of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems across the nation.
I never wanted to go to college so school is difficult. The school itself is okay, it’s known for some programs better than others (such as Woodring college of education). General university requirements suck up about two years and are just money leeches.