Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA, US

Rating Score Valid Through Liaison Submitted Executive Letter
Silver - expired 61.29 Feb. 6, 2016 Lindsey MacDonald Feb. 6, 2013 Download


Full-time Equivalent Enrollment 13,424
Number of Undergraduate Students 12,703
Number of Graduate Students 721
Full-time Equivalent Employees 2,076
Institution type Baccalaureate
Institutional control Public
Endowment size 9,095,442
Percentage of students that are Residential 27.1
Percentage of students that are Full-time commuter 62.497
Percentage of students that are Part-time commuter 10.4
Percentage of students that are On-line only 0.003
Gross square feet of building space 3,461,000.0
Gross square feet of laboratory space 314,804.0
Acres of cultivated grounds 49.62
Acres of undeveloped land 20.07
Climate region Marine

Campus Features

Feature Is Present? Is Included in Report
Agricultural School No No
Medical School No No
Pharmacy School No No
Public Health No No
Veterinary School No No
Satellite No No
Hospital No No
Farm No (5.0 acres) Yes
Agricultural experiment station No No

Additional Details

The geographic scope of our analysis covers all Western Washington University owned property. This covers on and off campus facilities across Washington state including:

-All WWU academic,administrative, auxiliary,and residential buildings

-Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

-WWU's portion of the Arboretum

-The historic armory building

-Hannegan Environmental Center

-Shannon Point Marine Center (Anacortes)

-Mosquito Pass (San Juan Island)

-Canyon Lake Creek Community Forest

-Viqueen Lodge (Sinclair Island)

-Alger Peat Bog

-Lincoln Creek Transportation Center

-Lakewood Facility

Credit Status
Innovation 1 Complete
Innovation 2 Complete
Innovation 3 Complete
Innovation 4 Complete

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