Top 10
for grads

who go on to earn research doctorates in the nation

(Survey of Earned Doctorates)

Western Washington University

When you choose Western, you choose to put your education first. With the freedom to explore your interests, we will support you to develop your independence, seek opportunity and thoughtfully plan your future. Your studies will put you at the center of leading research and inspiring discussion. Together, we will discover the future.

At Western, you will live and study in an exciting location in the Pacific Northwest. Located in Bellingham, Washington, you will enjoy a welcoming community, easy access to two world-class cities and breathtaking natural scenery. Nestled between mountains and seaside, this is the place where community and adventure meet.

Why Choose Western?

Two men testing gadgets on a field

Become part of a community committed to making the world a better place. At Western you will receive the individual attention of a small college where everyone knows your name, with the choice and opportunities only a large university can offer.

Adventure Awaits You in Bellingham

A drone-like view of Bellingham and the surroundings

Explore an active and vibrant community, located in a stunning natural setting. You will love living in a safe, clean city where you can easily experience the lively and artistic downtown or find outdoor adventure where the mountains meet the sea.