Western Washington University

Bellingham, Washington, United States
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Not so big that you feel like a number; not so small that you have to conform to a mold. Large enough for you to define yourself and small enough that you make a difference.



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.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)


Housing services

Western offers 16 unique residence halls in a variety of sizes, architectural styles and vintages. Every hall is coeducational with one gender per room, suite, wing or floor. See Gender-Inclusive Areas below for mixed-gender rooms and suites.

Library services

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.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

The Student Health Center provides as broad a range of care as you would find in a family practice physician's office. A team of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical assistants, and health counselors staff the Health Center.


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.

Bellingham, Washington, United States