Learn at Western

We are in the business of teaching

Our primary mission is supporting undergrads along their journeys. Over 98% of classes are taught by distinguished faculty, of whom 90% hold the highest degrees in their fields.

Faculty come here for the opportunity to work directly with you…so take full advantage! You’ll work with leading experts in your field, faculty who in most cases hold a PhD or the highest degree in their field. You’ll work face-to-face with experts every day.

Not too big—not too small…

Our students get the best of both worlds. We provide the sense of community, personal faculty mentorship, and individual attention you might expect from a small liberal arts college. At the same time, our lively campus has thousands of new people to meet each day, prominent faculty in the classrooms, lab and field research opportunities and the vast resources you should expect from the 3rd largest public university in Washington state.