Western Washington University Reviews

3.97 out of 5 stars
(39 Reviews)
  • Bellingham (WA)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,540
85% of 39 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 39 students said they would recommend this school to others
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3.2 out of 5 stars
Laura - 6/30/2015
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2007
"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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Miley - 6/11/2015
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2008
"It was great. Beautiful campus. Great professors. Hippie subculture."
3.0 out of 5 stars
WWU biology grad - 5/29/2015
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Michelle Carpenter - 2/24/2015
Degree: Education Administration
Graduation Year: 1995
"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."
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."
4.0 out of 5 stars
MM - 8/16/2014
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"Western is a great school in a great location! As a liberal arts school I enjoyed taking a variety of different GUR classes as well as the classes for my major. In general I had professors who were passionate about what they taught and cared about students learning. If you are an outdoorsy person Northwest Washington is a great place to live."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Victoria Mantzoros - 8/5/2014
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2014
"I went to Western for three years after transferring with my AA. The instructors in thr Kinesiology department were extremely knowledgeable in their field and almost all of them were conducting research in which students could participant in as an undergraduate. The classes were diverse and gave me a deep understanding in the workings of the human body as it relates to exercise and nutrition. I found that Western was full of a variety of activities and were extremely helpful with financial aid. I plan on going to graduate school for nutrition and feel as though Western's program not only prepared me for grad school but expanded my way of thinking and taught me how to be a working professional. The kinesiology programs require more community service than most schools I've seen and I have found that to be incredibly helpful in finding employment and understanding how to apply my knowledge. I recommend Western to any student wanting a well rounded education surrounded by good teachers ans friendly students."
4.5 out of 5 stars
S - 8/25/2013
Degree: Music
Graduation Year: 1979
"In my field of study, music performance, the degree is not as important as the experiences required to graduate. Every day of my career has benefited from large and small details learned during those four years, thanks to what was a thriving department at the time. Sadly, that is no longer the case at WWU, which is why I chose not to recommend the school in the survey. In choosing a music school, an incoming freshman would be wise to strike a balance between one with a great reputation and one whose size and accessibility allow many ensemble playing opportunities. High powered schools are most helpful to the more experienced students."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 5/24/2013
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2009
"I would recommend Western Washington University. I liked the size and location of the school as well as the fact that it was in a small liberal community and did not have a Greek system. However, I wouldn't get the same degree again. There are no jobs in Cultural Anthropology. I planned on graduating with a degree in something I enjoyed and relying on my previous work experience to advance my career. When I decided to switch career tracks I wished I had gotten a more practical degree. Don't get a humanities degree unless you plan to get your master's degree."

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