Western Washington University

Nationally recognized for providing educational excellence with economic value, Western Washington University offers the personal attention and small class sizes of a small college along with the academic choice, resources and campus activity of a large university all in an incredible location between the mountains and the bay. Western is an energized campus community with 16,000 students and over 175 academic programs. At Western, the WUE program is a highly competitive merit-based scholarship. Recipients are selected based on information provided in their application for admission, including cumulative unweighted GPA and either ACT or SAT scores. All applicants are automatically considered for the WUE as well as other Non-Resident merit scholarships, no separate scholarship application is required.

WUE-Eligible Programs

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Supplimentary Information


  • Through WUE You'd Save: $14,569
  • WUE: $11,993
  • Resident: $7,995
  • Nonresident: $26,562

NOTE: Estimated tuition rates and savings shown are per academic year and are from WICHE’s most recent Tuition & Fees Report for 2023-2024. Fees are additional.

IMPORTANT: Verify full estimated cost of attendance with the institution’s bursar, admissions, financial aid or graduate admissions (for WRGP) office. Tuition rates for more specialized undergraduate/graduate programs may be much higher than the tuition rate for standard programs. To receive the discounted tuition rate, program must be WUE- or WRGP-eligible. You must apply by the school’s deadlines and meet their academic eligibility and residency requirements.

WUE Admissions Info*

  • WUE Rate for Transfers: No
  • Majors Avail. Online at WUE Rate: No
  • Separate WUE Application Req'd: No
  • Selection is based on information provided in the application for admission. Past recipients have a 3.9 GPA and a 30 ACT or 1400 SAT on average and have taken rigorous coursework throughout high school.

*Requirements may vary by major

Application Deadlines

  • WUE Fall Deadline: 1/31/24
  • Freshman Fall Deadline: 1/31/24

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