Western Washington University is the #2 Top Public School in Regional Universities West, U.S. News & World Report, 2018. The University was founded in 1893, in the Pacific north-western city of Bellingham. With the Puget Sound region and the North Cascades mountains close by, you are never far from beautiful scenery and adventure. And when you want to discover big city sights and experiences, it is easy to get to Vancouver or Seattle.
Western students receive the personal attention of a small college with the choice and opportunity of a large university. The University offers top programs in business, engineering and environmental studies. The Global Pathway Programs at Western Washington University are Intensive English, International Year and Pre-Master’s - taught at The International Study Center on campus. Upon completing the International Year, you can choose one of over 100 different majors to study at Western. Students in the Pre-Master’s Program can progress to the Masters of Business Administration.
The University is made up of 95% undergraduate students. This means that you will have access to research opportunities normally reserved for graduate students. The University is a place where you can learn more about the world around you, and prepare to take a leading role in shaping a brighter future.
At Western, you can develop your independence and make a difference. Collaboration between students and teachers is encouraged within the small classes, and on-campus accommodation is set up to help students make meaningful friendships. With a strong liberal arts tradition, here you can explore all your areas of interest in your studies.
The 215-acre campus in Bellingham has plenty of green spaces with sculptures for you to enjoy. For great coffee, food and live music on campus, students meet in the Underground Coffeehouse. Concerts are held in the campus’s Red Square.
Take the short trip to downtown Bellingham to find a thriving arts scene. Those who enjoy a challenge can take part in the annual Ski to Sea race.
Benefit from the support of a small college with the opportunities of a big university.
The International Year program will support you while you begin earning credits for your undergraduate degree at Western.
You will need a minimum TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson Versant score*. The length of your International Year program depends on your level of English language proficiency.
|Program Length||TOEFL||IELTS||Pearson Versant||GaoKao|
|3-Quarter||50 overall||5.0 overall||43-47||99/150; 77/120|
|2-Quarter||60 overall||5.5 overall||48-54||105/150; 83/120|
|1-Quarte||68 overall||6.0 overall||55-63||115/150; 95/120|