Western Washington University Reviews - Bachelor's in English

4.03 out of 5 stars
(6 Reviews)
  • Bellingham (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,540
80% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Tessa B. - 6/21/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2018
"Overall, I loved my time at Western. The campus is beautiful and offers lots of opportunities to get involved in clubs, student-led events, guest-speaker events, and travel abroad programs. It is very environmentally-focused, with conservation projects and banning plastic water bottles on campus. Take advantage of the free bus pass that is part of your student ID card, as it goes all through downtown Bellingham and takes you directly to campus! It's big enough to feel grand and fit all your needs, but not big enough to get easily lost in or having trouble getting to class on time. The professors are understanding, humorous, knowledge, and easy to contact. I found almost all my classes super interesting ,relevant, and applicable to my future career. The cost is pretty average, and I personally got only a third or less of it paid through financial aid each quarter, so plan on that. If you make the most out of your time there, by getting involved in groups, meeting with teachers/counselors regularly, and exploring the nature on/near campus, it is definitely worth the cost. I wouldn't have gone to any other public university in the state. It isn't super prestigious like UW or a party school like WSU, and it was personally close to home for me. It also had a gorgeous library and pretty good (but pricey) on campus food! Would definitely recommend the school as a whole."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Trisia - 11/30/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011
"Western provided a tight-knit community feel on a beautiful campus which encouraged both individuality and community. I felt comfortable in expressing my identities as I saw and felt others felt the same way. My education was top-notch as a result in this comfort and community, and my professors offered rigorous, challenging, critical courses as well as all of the help and tools needed for me to succeed. I would never rethink my education I received at Western, as I know that no other place I looked into and have heard about could not match my needs and ambitions in the way that WWU did. I had not experienced any school pride before I went to Western--as cheesy as that sounds."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Jess - 9/1/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2009
"I loved attending WWU for the social aspect and for a few of my professors, but ultimately, I feel like my degree hasn't earned me any opportunities and has cost me a lot of money."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Trisia - 7/27/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2011
"Western has an appreciation for cultural and learning diversity, and emphasizes that in instruction. The English program has no complaints on my part, and professors do an excellent job in practicing what they preach and teach; it feels as if you are getting an education from experts in their field. The campus and student organizations do an excellent job creating a community of acceptance and togetherness, but the vibe overall is laid back with an emphasis on creativity, expression, and academics."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Miley - 6/11/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2008
"It was great. Beautiful campus. Great professors. Hippie subculture."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Patrick R - 9/14/2014
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2012
"The English department at Western Washington University sports some of the most talented professors and faculty on the planet. Like most schools, the farther you go in the program, the more personalized the experience becomes, and this is extremely valuable when it comes to the Creative Writing program. The work is meaningful and enlightening, and you're sure to graduate with a better understanding of the world around you and how literature and writing fits into it."
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