Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)


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Western Washington University is ranked 92 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 256 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 85%
Applicants who took ACT 30%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+5%
600-69928%
600+33%

SAT Math Score

700+4%
600-69924%
600+28%

ACT Score

30-3613%
24-2948%
24+61%

Students applied9,933
Students admitted8,183
Admission rate82%

Students per faculty18

4-year graduation rate40%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,319
Fees$1,537
Room and board$10,342
Estimated book expense$906
Total cost$19,104

Cost after need-based aid$9,843
Cost after non-need-based aid$17,040

Average debt at graduation$22,357

Out of State

Tuition$20,060
Fees$1,537
Room and board$10,342
Estimated book expense$906
Total cost$32,845

Cost after need-based aid$23,584
Cost after non-need-based aid$30,781

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$43,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met85%
Average need-based aid$9,261
Average non-need-based aid$2,064

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment14,402

Full-Time

Men5,813
Women7,434

Part-Time

Men608
Women547

Freshmen retained82%

# - 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 (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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