Western Washington University
Western Washington University 200pxMotto Active Minds Changing Lives. Established 24 February 1893Type PublicEndowment US$26.8 millionPresident Bruce ShepardProvost Catherine A. RiordanAcademic staff 463Admin. staff 1172Students 14,575Undergraduates 13,396Postgraduates 1,179Location Bellingham, Washington, United States of America4844?02?N 12229?11?W? / ?48.733843N 122.48647W? / 48.733843; -122.48647Coordinates: 4844?02?N 12229?11?W? / ?48.733843N 122.48647W? / 48.733843; -122.48647Campus Urban 215 acres (87ha)Former names New Whatcom Normal SchoolState Normal School at WhatcomWashington State Normal School at BellinghamWestern Washington College of EducationWestern Washington State CollegeColors Western Blue & Light Blue Athletics NCAA Division IIGreat Northwest Athletic ConferenceSports 15 Varsity TeamsNickname VikingsMascot Victor E. VikingWebsite http://www. wwu. edu Western Washington University is located in Washington (state)Western Washington UniversityWestern Washington University Western Washington University, in Bellingham Western Washington University (WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. It is located in Bellingham and offers bachelor's and master's degrees. Their mascot is the Viking.