Western International University

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1601 W. Fountainhead Parkway

Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: (602) 943-2311
2012-2013 Tuition
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Western International University is a proprietary institution that was founded in 1978. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,129, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 1 acres. Its tuition and fees are $11,040 (2012-13).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Western International University (West) is a private university with some distinctive characteristics: a global perspective in our curriculum and classrooms; a online experience that values student-to-faculty and student-to-student live interaction; and a globally focused, practitioner faculty who bring rich, real-world experiences to the classroom.
We serve a globally minded student population of mostly working adults. As part of our mission, we are committed to preparing students for a dynamic marketplace that is shrinking and simultaneously becoming more complex. We emphasize global awareness in both our general education and program-specific courses and we emphasize leadership skills as the world will look very different for our students when they graduate.

Understanding that our students are confronted daily with many pressures related to school, work, and families, we believe that we have proven that higher education can be delivered in flexible and convenient ways to accommodate busy schedules. Our commitment is to provide learning options that make West a distinctive choice. Students can move easily from on-ground to online offerings (through our unique West Online classroom) and back again, depending on their preferences or their schedules. Our 8-week classes provide students the ability to focus on one subject at a time, or they can schedule overlapping courses so they do not have multiple final exams or projects due simultaneously. Above all, we are a student-focused institution, dedicated to improving lives globally.

We have a diverse, student population. All of our students will experience a curriculum focused on the world community and gain a real understanding of the commercial, political and cultural issues shaping the future. Students obtain a practical understanding of the global economy and benefit from the diverse cultural perspectives of fellow classmates and faculty from all over the world.

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School type proprietary, coed college
Year founded 1978
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar N/A
Setting urban
2012 Endowment N/A


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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Western International University is 17:1, and the school has 98.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Western International University include: Business/Commerce, General; Behavioral Sciences; Information Technology; Accounting; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 28 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate 0%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business/Commerce, General 40%
Behavioral Sciences 12%
Information Technology 11%
Accounting 10%
Business Administration and Management, General 9%

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Student Life

Western International University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,129, with a gender distribution of 35.5 percent male students and 64.5 percent female students.

Total enrollment 2,926
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Western International University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring. Western International University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at Western International University, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Western International University.

Students who have cars on campus 100%
Health insurance offered No

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Tuition and fees $11,040 (2012-13)
Room and board N/A
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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