Western Washington University
About Western Washington University
Western Washington University enrolls over sixteen thousand students in more than 160 academic programs at the Bellingham campus and seven satellite locations around the Puget Sound area. Western, which first opened its doors in 1899, is perennially ranked as the best public, master's granting university in the Pacific Northwest and No. 2 in the West, according to the U.S. News & World Report college rankings. Kiplinger's ranks Western among the top 100 public colleges and universities in the nation that offer the best quality and affordability. U.S. News and World Report has named Western one of the most cost-efficient in the country among highly-ranked universities and for several years in a row the Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Western as a "Great Place to Work."