Quick facts about Western Washington University
- The northernmost university in the contiguous United States, WWU was founded in 1893 as the state-funded New Whatcom Normal School, succeeding a private school of teaching for women founded in 1886. In 1977, the university adopted its present name.
- The most popular majors at Western Washington University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Natural Resources and Conservation; and Psychology.
- With a GPA of 3.46, Western Washington University requires you to be around average in your high school class. You’ll need a mix of A’s and B’s, and very few C’s. If you have a lower GPA, you can compensate with harder courses like AP or IB class
- The main campus is located on 215 acres in Bellingham, Washingtona city of about 90,000 people, overlooking Bellingham Bay and many of the San Juan Islands. Branch campuses are located in Anacortes and Lakewood, Washington. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
- Campus facilities include an electronic music studio, an air pollution lab, a motor vehicle research lab, a marine research lab, a wind tunnel, an electron microscope, and a neutron generator