Address: 516 High St, Bellingham, WA 98225, United States
Western Washington University (WWU) is one of six public universities in the U.S state of Washington. It is located in Bellingham, Washington, US 48044’02N 122029’10’W. It is the northernmost university in the contiguous United States. It was established as the Northwest Normal School. In 1901, the school’s name was changed to Washington State Normal School at Bellingham. In 1937, it changed again to Western Washington College of Education when it became a 4-year college, 24 years later it became Western Washington College and finally in 1977, the institution gained university status. Now, WWU has a student body that currently consist s of over 14,000 students. This is the third largest in Washington after Washington State University at about 26,000 students. In 1893, it was founded as the state-funded New Whatcom Normal, succeeding a private school of teaching for women. It offers a variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 2014, there were 15,060 students, 14,407 of whom were undergraduate students, and 764 faculties.