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Western Washington University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1893
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 12,838
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $32,581,977
Admissions Address

516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Website

http://www.wwu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@cc.wwu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Karen G. Copetas
Admissions office telephone: (360) 650-3440
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~admit/applynow.html Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 2 N/A
Lab 1 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: March 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 8,034
Total acceptances: 5,970
Total freshman enrollment: 2,425
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,440
Male acceptances: 2,408
Male freshman enrollment: 1,028
 
Female applicants: 4,594
Female acceptances: 3,562
Female freshman enrollment: 1,397
Out-of-state freshmen: N/A
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 376
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 200
Students enrolled from waiting list: 200

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 25%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 61%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 68%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 610
Math: 510 – 610
Combined: 1010 – 1220

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.7% 3.6%
600-699 27.4% 28.7%
500-599 44.9% 47.6%
400-499 19.3% 18.4%
300-399 2.7% 1.7%
200-299 0.1% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 20 – 26
Math: 20 – 26
Composite: 21 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 6.9% 11.5% 5.8%
24-29 45.4% 40.9% 44.0%
18-23 42.9% 39.1% 40.7%
12-17 4.7% 7.9% 9.6%
6-11 0.2% 0.5% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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