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Best Values in Colleges

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Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)


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Western Washington University is ranked 89 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 264 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 88%
Applicants who took ACT 29%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69926%
600+31%

SAT Math Score

700+3%
600-69925%
600+29%

ACT Score

30-3611%
24-2947%
24+58%

Students applied9,283
Students admitted7,850
Admission rate85%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate40%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$7,143
Fees$1,468
Room and board$10,342
Estimated book expense$1,116
Total cost$20,069

Cost after need-based aid$11,006
Cost after non-need-based aid$18,049

Average debt at graduation$21,520

Out of State

Tuition$19,495
Fees$1,468
Room and board$10,342
Estimated book expense$1,116
Total cost$32,421

Cost after need-based aid$23,358
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,401

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$9,063
Average non-need-based aid$2,020

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment14,152

Full-Time

Men5,716
Women7,334

Part-Time

Men615
Women487

Freshmen retained83%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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