Western Washington University

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Western Washington University can be found in Bellingham, WA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Nearly 16,000 students are enrolled at Western Washington University.

Many of the students getting into this school got an SAT score between 990 - 1220, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 22 - 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Western Washington University average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. 84% of all students that apply are accepted to Western Washington University, from which 35 percent choose to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Western Washington University acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.wwu.edu.

Overall Western Washington University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Western Washington University was reported as 83.7% in Fall 2013 with over 9,530 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into Western Washington University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Western Washington University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Western Washington University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.7%
  • 2010-2011: 73.9%
  • 2011-2012: 78.4%
  • 2012-2013: 79.7%
  • 2013-2014: 83.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 79.8%

How Does Western Washington University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Western Washington University is fifty-one percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Seattle University73.2%
Central Washington University82.2%
Concordia University-Portland55.9%
Eastern Washington University79.7%
Gonzaga University66.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Western Washington University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math22 - 26
Composite Score22 - 28
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