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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 85%
Applicants who took ACT: 30%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 28%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 33%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 24%
SAT I Math score 700+: 4%
SAT I Math score 600+: 28%
ACT score 24-29: 48%
ACT score 30-36: 13%
ACT score 24+: 61%
Students applied: 9,933
Students admitted: 8,183
Admission rate: 82%
Students per faculty: 18
4-year graduation rate: 40%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 14,402
Full-time enrolled men: 5,813
Full-time enrolled women: 7,434
Part-time enrolled men: 608
Part-time enrolled women: 547
Freshmen retained: 82%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,319
Fees (in state): $1,537
Tuition (out of state): $20,060
Fees (out of state): $1,537
Room and board: $10,342
Est. book expense: $906
Total cost (in state): $19,104
Total cost (out of state): $32,845
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$9,843
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$17,040
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,584
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,781
Average debt at graduation: $22,357

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $9,261
Average non-need-based aid: $2,064

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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