Eastern Washington University
Eastern Washington University (EWU) is located in Cheney, Washington, a short drive to downtown Spokane, the state’s second-largest city. The geographic area provides shopping, concerts, cultural events and an abundance of outdoor activities throughout the year. EWU is a diverse, friendly, and student-centric university where students know each other and their faculty thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio. EWU offers more than 137 areas of study, including 9 master’s degrees, 39 graduate programs, and an applied doctorate. EWU is the best value in Washington.
Get to know Eastern Washington University
- First-Year Seminars and Experiences
- Common Intellectual Experiences
- Learning Communities
- Writing-Intensive Courses
- Collaborative Assignments and Projects
- Undergraduate Research
- Diversity/Global Learning
- Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
- Capstone Courses and Projects/Senior Experience
EWU is committed to providing students with undergraduate research opportunities. EWU hosts the Annual Research and Creative Works Symposium at which more than 500 students present, show, act, sing, or display the results of their experiments, dramatic creations, and/or field research. Additionally, the University sends more students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research than any other school in the Northwest. EWU also offers the McNair Scholars program, which provides qualifying, high-achieving, and PhD-focused undergraduates with research and scholarly opportunities. EWU’s graduates have even gone on to attend prestigious doctoral programs around the country.
The number of sections of each class size.
2-9: 180 | 10-19: 266 | 20-29: 264
30-39: 187 | 40-49: 85 | 50-99: 94 | 100+: 7
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 10%
EWU ensures that students are getting the most out of their education by providing real-world and innovative educational opportunities. Students at EWU can now earn a BS in data analytics, which is integrated with the Microsoft Professional Preparation program. EWU is the only university in the nation to have Microsoft’s program integrated within a degree. What’s more, the University also has the only industrial robotics and automation program in a three-state area, where students get hands-on training with 10 industrial robots.
Health care is the heart of Spokane’s employment opportunities, and EWU’s programs partner closely with this greater health care community. EWU has launched a partnership with St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute to provide an outpatient clinic with physical and occupational therapy services, giving students experience in a clinical setting and a chance to impact the community.
SPECIAL STUDY OPTIONS
Programs available at this institution.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Teacher certification program
Nursing consortium with other Washington schools
EWU has a robust student life with 12 fraternities, 10 sororities, and 90 intramural club sports. In addition, EWU offers hundreds of academically related student clubs that provide students with avenues to explore interests ranging from literature to robotics. EWU participates in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference Athletics, with six men’s teams and eight women’s teams. The University has a recreational center, climbing wall, and ice rink, and offers student entertainment with comedians, concerts, outdoor and adventure trips, and leadership training. Student leadership opportunities are also available in student government, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, and EPIC outdoor adventures.
Percent of students living on campus.
First-time, first-year (freshman) students: 67%
Campus housing options.
Apartments for married students
Special housing for disabled students
Living and Learning Communities
EWU prioritizes student success by offering multiple student support and mentoring opportunities. Professional advisors help each student pick the right classes to best fit their learning style as well as support them through graduation. The Writers’ Center and Program Leading to University Success (PLUS), located in the JFK Library next to the most popular campus coffee spot, both offer individual attention and guidance to help students succeed. The University’s First-Year Experience course introduces students to college life and provides a comprehensive background for success.
Most students participate in internships, volunteer positions, and/or part-time jobs that provide a head start on their career—71 percent of students have professional experience before graduation. EWU gives students the opportunity to make business connections with its Young Professionals Network, where recent and future graduates network with business leaders in the community. Our Career Services staff provides mentoring, résumé workshops, and career development—even after students graduate.
Academic GPA | Standardized test scores
Rigor of secondary school record | Application Essay
Recommendation(s) | Extracurricular activities
Talent/ability | Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work | Work experience
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 440 | 75th Percentile: 550
25th Percentile: 430 | 75th Percentile: 530
25th Percentile: 17 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 16 | 75th Percentile: 23
25th Percentile: 15 | 75th Percentile: 22
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $6,522
Tuition (out-of-state): $24,018
Room & Board: $12,708
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