Western Washington University

Western Washington University is situated in Bellingham, Washington.WWU is the 1st Public Master’s granting University in the Pacific Northwest for 19 years in a row. For International Year, WWU requires 5.0-6.0 bands of IELTS. The same English Proficiency Test requirements are for Pre- Masters. For International Year fees is around $7000 per Quarter and for pre-master’s program, feelies around $9000 per Quarter. Entry is widely accepted in January, April, June, and September. For International Year students, WWU has the following colleges:

  • College of Business & Economics
  • College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Law, diversity and Justice Concentration)
  • Huxley College of Environment (Environment Studies)
  • Woodring College of Education

For Pre-Master’s studies, WWU provides the Masters in Business Administration Program. The MBA of WWU is among the top 5% of business schools globally and has AACSB Accreditation, a distinction recognized worldwide.

Not too big, not too small…

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.

Quick Facts

15,915 students
3,114 new freshmen
1,181 new transfer students
728 graduate students

95% undergraduates
57% female
87% resident of Washington
13% non-resident, including international students
25.6% of students of color

92% of freshmen live on campus their first year
62% of freshmen enrolled with college credit
70% of enrolled transfer students come directly from a state community college led by Whatcom, Skagit, Bellevue, Everett, and Pierce colleges


160+ academic programs
99% of classes taught by faculty, not graduate assistants
79% of Western’s faculty hold the highest degree in their field
18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
28 is the average class size
73% of the classes have 30 or fewer students