Western Washington University Reviews

  • 51 Reviews
  • Bellingham (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $24,690
87% of 51 students said this degree improved their career prospects
98% of 51 students said they would recommend this school to others
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  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Human Services
"Wonderful school, many activities, supports, and services. Real community feel and beautiful campus."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Military Science
"I loved attending WWU - I had great professors, fascinating classes, and I was exposed to a lot of on- and off-campus job & volunteer opportunities that helped me feel like I was part of the wider community of Bellingham. I didn't have a single class that was taught by a TA, and most of my classes had less than 30 students in them, so I was able to connect more easily with other students and faculty. Overall I received a great education and I had a great time living in Bellingham and attending WWU!"
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"I thought that it was a good university. At the time I felt that they did not do a good job of counseling me for graduation and success after school, but in retrospect I believe the resources were there if I had sought them out. I imagine it was an above average education, but I can't say for sure since I didn't go anywhere else."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: English
"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."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Going through college helped me gain skillets that have allowed me more career options and to advance in my career. WWU is in a beautiful location and I very much enjoyed living in Bellingham."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Human Services
"I loved the Western environment. Everyone was willing to try new things and be a part of the college scene, there was always something to do. Bellingham is a lot smaller than the city I came from but I grew to love it, it is such a self supporting community, there are many different opportunities to get involved in whatever your interest is. I joined multiple clubs that helped me to make lots of friends. I also loved that there was no Greek System here, there is none of that frat culture here. WWU is a great stereotype of a Liberal Arts college, we also have an alternative college, in case choosing a major is too mainstream for you. WWU has amazing professors, teachers, staff, and programs. It is by far the best 'bang for your buck' school, especially if you are interested in environmental sciences. Look into WWU, I loved my time there."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Special Education
"This is a great teacher preparation program offered through Western Washington University as a satellite program at Everett Community College. I took classes with a cohort of people and we were led by fantastic teachers who had all taught in the field."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"This college is ideal for typical students (ie. just out of high school or shortly after, no children), and for students who do not have to commute very far to get to class (or can live in the dorms). I am speaking as an atypical student (single parent who had to commute over an hour one way). There are not as many online classes available for atypical students compared to other 4 year universities in Washington, so I could not work a full time job and go to school here. However, the campus is home to the Center for Cross-Cultural Research, so cross-cultural information is incorporated into many of the classes and that information was very enlightening for me. Also, the environment is a friendly one, and all of my professors were excellent and eager to assist in learning by answering any questions that you have even outside of class time (most of my instructors were from the psychology dept, so I can not speak for the others)."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"Great place. Great school. Absolutely would reccomend"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: English
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Human Services
"I loved it! The classes, the location, the atmosphere! I recommend this school to everyone."
Mark Puetz
  • Reviewed: 8/26/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Western Washington University's various English disciplines include Creative Writing, Language and Literature, Teaching English as a Second Language, and Education. I went with the first on the list, owing to my love of writing, although I completed the entire course load of a Language and Literature major, and my first job out of college was as an ESL teacher. Although I was mildly frustrated and felt a little cheated to have encountered stiff opposition in trying to leverage several completed courses toward a double major in Creative Writing and Language and Literature (they won that battle), and the student advisers I encountered did not always seem to have my best interest at heart, I was supremely satisfied with the quality of the vast majority of professors, associate professors and even student professors at the school, particularly within the English and History departments. Creative writing courses heavily emphasized workshops, and required reading in literature courses ran the gamut from new to completely fresh, except in the case of those courses focused on specific time periods. I recommend the school as a whole, though I suggest that creative writing as a major is only appropriate for those who know specifically how they plan to employ the experience in their ensuing careers."
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: History
"Western's a great school, just small enough that you feel you have hands on help from professors, and you're not lost in classes with 90 people all the time, but large enough that you can find places that you really fit in."
Alexis A
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
"Really enjoyed WWU. Great professors and a lot of diversity of classes. The campus itself is really nice and beautiful NW scenery. It's a college town so a lot to do on weekends and evenings for students. Recommended it to a cousin who's now attending and loves it!"
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: English
"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."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"For me, college was a valuable experience which I enjoyed. It enriches your perspective on life and gives you the opportunity to explore a variety of topics to expand your interests and skills. However, it has left me in a great amount of debt with no prospects of paying it off in my lifetime. While I maintain employment, it's not in my preferred field, where entry level jobs don't come with a wage sufficient to pay the bills, including the student loan bills."
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2015
  • Degree: English
"It was great. Beautiful campus. Great professors. Hippie subculture."
WWU biology grad
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"I would have liked more school experiences that showed me what the work place would be like. I graduated with very little preperation to understand what a career would be like."
Michelle Carpenter
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2015
  • Degree: Education Administration
"Fabulous! Loved all 5 years. I had guidance and assistance when needed. Registering was always easy. I lived on campus for one year and then lived off campus for the rest of the years. I enjoyed the activities offered to students. It is a beautiful area. I was always able to maintain employment."
Hayley Smith
  • Reviewed: 12/16/2014
  • Degree: Teaching
"The graduate program at Western Washington University, where I will earn my Master in Teaching degree, has some of the most accessible, intelligent, and engaging faculty I have come across. The campus and surrounding town of Bellingham are both beautiful and full of friendly people. There are few cons to this program. However, I would have liked more help with my scholarship search as well as more information on other financial aid options."