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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 88%
Applicants who took ACT: 29%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 26%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 5%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 31%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 25%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3%
SAT I Math score 600+: 29%
ACT score 24-29: 47%
ACT score 30-36: 11%
ACT score 24+: 58%
Students applied: 9,283
Students admitted: 7,850
Admission rate: 85%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 40%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 14,152
Full-time enrolled men: 5,716
Full-time enrolled women: 7,334
Part-time enrolled men: 615
Part-time enrolled women: 487
Freshmen retained: 83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $7,143
Fees (in state): $1,468
Tuition (out of state): $19,495
Fees (out of state): $1,468
Room and board: $10,342
Est. book expense: $1,116
Total cost (in state): $20,069
Total cost (out of state): $32,421
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$11,006
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$18,049
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,358
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$30,401
Average debt at graduation: $21,520

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 85%
Average need-based aid: $9,063
Average non-need-based aid: $2,020

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

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