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For the first time in its history, Western Washington University received more than 10,000 freshman applications for fall. University officials say Western’s reputation for academic excellence and value are important factors drawing students to WWU.

The deadline for freshman…

After many years of recruitment travel with WWU admissions officers and dozens of nights spent eavesdropping on the university’s “pitch” at college fairs, I’m so happy I was able to physically visit campus. Bellingham is charming, and still close enough to two major cities for students who need…

More students are applying to Western Washington University than ever before, according to the university.

Western received 9,802 freshman applications by the Jan. 31 deadline for fall 2015 enrollment, exceeding last year’s applications by more than 500. There are…

Washington’s five public universities and its one public college received record-breaking numbers of freshman applications for fall 2015, including more applications from students who qualify for a state tuition scholarship.

All told, more than 75,000 students applied — most from in-state…

Student demand to attend Western Washington University is strong, with the university receiving its highest-ever number of freshman applications. University officials say Western’s reputation for academic excellence and value are important factors drawing students to WWU.

The…

The Office of Admissions at Western Washington University recently shared this video of a song that incoming freshman Mikaela Hansen wrote and performed as part of her application.   If you're wondering, she did get in.  

Minority enrollment is growing at Washington’s public colleges and universities while total enrollment continues its upward trend, school officials reported this week.

The University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University and Eastern Washington…

Kathy Murray's connection to Western Washington University runs deep. She got her master's degree in theater from Western and has spent more than 20 years working in Western's Office of Admissions, the Registrar's Office and as manager of Western's Testing Center.

But, Murray has another…

For all of those high-school seniors waiting for a fat envelope to arrive from the college of their choice, give Mom and Dad a hug: Due to either good planning or sheer luck, they gave birth to you at the bottom of a demographic trough.

The number of high-school…

Kimball Gainor was crowned Miss Seattle in November, according to her mother, Carole Gainor. Kimball grew up in Bellingham and is a senior at Western Washington University. She was sponsored by the Bellingham Food Bank.

She was the overall winner in interview, swimsuit, and evening gown,…

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