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516 High St Bellingham, WA 98225
516 High StreetUSWashingtonBellingham98225
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"Parents, check this place out as a GREAT value and an outstanding education."
"The people are nicer than at most universities out there."
"The staff support is very high."
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Ben Thompson
a week ago
Western has been a great experience that, while being a smaller school, excels at its sense of community and focus on academics. The only downside is it may not have the best selection of programs for those looking into technical fields. However, I can say their Computer Science program has been awesome.
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Mikhail Jackson
4 months ago
WWU has a real family feel to this small college town, just take a big step foreword and the world is yours if your willing to take it. WWU has that type of potential, the extinguished graduates from here can vouche. Plus, can't beat the low tuition price in WA.
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7 months ago
The administration is incompetent, the quality of education is poor... There isn't much else to say. If you enjoy being taught someone's opinion and being constantly frustrated by the idiot run bureaucracy that is the administration, then this is the school for you. Don't even get me started on Western's social scene. Edit: This place in unworthy of the title of school. I withdrew weeks ago and I am STILL in the process. These people are incompetent and still have the audacity to be rude to you when you are angry because of their incompetence.
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Tyler Brown
a year ago
This school felt the most homey to me. The trees and wildlife is awesome and beautiful. The people are nicer than at most universities out there. I like how they have a lot of healthy options available to eat. This is my third year there and I can't wait to go back. I like their philosophies on campus as well.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you, Tyler! We're glad you're enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. If there's ever anything you think of that we can do better, we'd love to hear that, too. See you later this month!
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James Dean
2 months ago
From my initial "confirmation fee" all the way to my final quarter, the biggest thing I learned at Western Washington University is that they are motivated by greed. I detest how WWU fancies themselves humanitarian and progressive, yet will screw over one of their own students in favor of convenience or more money. They often had grad students pose as professors for Math, which quite obviously stems from the universities attempt to save money. One of them was the worst the teacher I ever had. The education was overly experimental and didn't do anything more for me that youtube could. Despite being so money hungry, they fork out millions for a basketball gym. This inconveniences all students who have to pay for the building and squeeze past construction on the daily. But who benefits besides the universities image? Going to Western was literally the worst decision of my life, now that I see all this student debt.
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Make Name Acceptable Go
5 months ago
A reasonably good university with an attractive campus. I'd say the quality level of instruction is better than most mid sized universities. The ratio of students actually trying to get an education vs just goofing off seems better than most too. As far as price, as near as I can tell, it's about mid range. All colleges are getting way expensive. "Universities" more so. I'd probably give it four stars... But it gets a bonus star due to the nature of a couple of the negative reviews: The ones about WWU picking on the "white minority" etc... The student body is 73% white for one thing... (For the math impaired: That means not a minority) RE: "Liberal" etc... Yep like 99% of colleges, from the University of Kansas to BYU: WWU has a rep as being "liberal". I don't think those negative reviewers are going to be happy with any university north of the Mason-Dixon line or west of the Rockies, so unless they rate them all 1 star it's a bit unfair to WWU. I suspect those folks haven't been within a hundred miles of the place.
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Glory Memory
2 weeks ago
I don't go here but I love it because the chicks are super hot.
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Hugh John
a year ago
First off, the education quality here is extremely poor. I've had several professors who just copy and paste text from books and journals into slides and lecture as if they wrote it. (plagiarism!?) Many of the professors contribute very little to the course, making it pointless to attend class. Online classes would be ideal if they didn't cost $500 extra per credit. Many of the professors are also very condescending, and make for a hostile learning environment. Most of the classrooms are over crowded due to the greed of the school taking in more students than it can facilitate. Their solution to more students is having a large number of classes being taught by undergraduate students. I had previously been under the impression that paying for a university education means getting taught by a PROFESSOR, not a fellow student. The fees and rates for just about everything keep on going up. Overall, it's been a very disappointing education experience.
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Response from the owner - a year ago
We appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts on how we can improve, Hugh. If you haven't already, we'd recommend sharing those comments with the chairs of the departments in which you've had a bad experience. We will pass them along as well.