Western Washington University International Student Report

Explore international student trends at Western Washington University to discover how WWU stacks up to the competition when it comes to serving students from outside the United States.

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Western Washington University is One of the Most Popular Colleges and Universities With International Students

An analysis of student visa data suggests that in 2020 as many as 1,159,798 international students came to the U.S. to study at American colleges and universities. From this diverse international pool, WWU was home to approximately 128 international students.

College Factual ranks WWU as 420th out of a total 1,279 colleges and universities for popularity with international students.

International Popularity: (420th out of 1,279)
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At least 27 countries are represented on the WWU campus. The countries with the largest on-campus communities are Flag of Japan  Japan, Flag of China  China, and Flag of South Korea  South Korea.

Western Washington University reports having a total of 128 international students on campus, 115 of whom are undergraduates. This is out of a total of 15,197 students, 14,194 of whom are undergraduates.

WWU suggests that international students make up about 0.8% of the student body.

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The Number of International Students at WWU is Decreasing

Over the past several years the total international population of students on campus has shrunk. Flag of Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia was the largest contributor to this decline.

The chart below shows how the total number of international students at WWU has grown over the past several years.

2013: (N/A students)
2014: (181 students)
2015: (188 students)
2016: (188 students)
2017: (183 students)
2018: (128 students)

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Western Washington University is One of the Best Overall Quality Educations for International Students

College Factual ranks WWU as 351st out of 1,232 total colleges and universities for providing a quality educational experience to international students.

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CollegeFactual has also ranked the quality of the education at WWU on a country by country basis. WWU ranks the best for are for students from Flag of Japan  Japan, Flag of Canada  Canada, and Flag of China  China.

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Western Washington University is a Best Value for International Students

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College Factual ranks WWU as 119th out of a total 1,204 colleges and universities for providing value to international students.

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CollegeFactual has also ranked the value of the education at WWU on a country by country basis. WWU's best value is for students from Flag of Japan  Japan, Flag of Canada  Canada, and Flag of Germany  Germany.

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Basic Developmental & Remedial Education is the Most Popular WWU Degree for International Students

The most popular degrees at WWU with international students are Basic Developmental & Remedial Education, Business Administration & Management, and Communication Sciences.

Basic Developmental & Remedial Education: (65 students)
Business Administration & Management: (10 students)
Communication Sciences: (4 students)
Accounting: (3 students)
Communication & Media Studies: (3 students)
Computer Science: (3 students)
General Psychology: (3 students)
Finance & Financial Management: (2 students)
Natural Resources Conservation: (1 students)
Journalism: (1 students)

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Select a Country to View Additional Details

Drill into the map below or use the following table to select a specific country and get detailed Western Washington University information specific to that country.

International students by Country attending Western Washington University
CountryPopularity RankingQuality RankingValue Ranking
Brazil657N/AN/A
Canada24129188
China519408168
Germany16520456
Hong Kong10015836
India598441200
Indonesia287N/AN/A
Japan1513944
Kuwait208N/AN/A
Malaysia287N/AN/A
Nigeria613N/AN/A
Norway203N/AN/A
Saudi Arabia389306145
South Korea257290111
Taiwan26823783
Thailand294N/AN/A
Vietnam20627590

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