Fairhaven College is the interdisciplinary, liberal arts college of Western Washington University. We are a small learning community where students take an uncommon degree of responsibility for the direction of their own education.
Fairhaven students can design their own degree programs by drawing from the resources at Fairhaven College and the larger university.
In Fairhaven College courses, students develop critical thinking skills while making connections between several academic disciplines.
Students of diverse identities, experiences, and ideologies learn interactively in our seminar-style classes of 15-20 students.
All full-time faculty members are academic advisors supported by professional staff and supplemented by student peer mentors.
Join theory with practice in both local and international contexts. Students apply what they learn through independent study, internships and experientially-based learning activities. more
Faculty respond to student narrative evalutions, replacing letter grades and forming an "academic autobiography" of growth and learning with depth and individuality. more
Of 15,000 Western Washington University students, 400 attend Fairhaven College.
90 new students are admitted for fall quarter; students can apply for admission any quarter
15-20 students is our typical class size
24% are students of color
33% are out of state students
22% are the first of their families to attend college
Of our faculty, 33% are people of color
*Based on Fall 2012 entrants.