Tuition & Fees

$7,849

$21,956

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,823
Declined + 1,517
Total Received 7,340
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Public

11,047

undergraduate students

924

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 4044
ACT 4444

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
47%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
16%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

Central Washington, founded in 1891, is a public university. Its 350-acre campus is located in Ellensburg, 110 miles from Seattle.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,971
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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Ellensburg, WA

350-acre campus in Ellensburg (population: 19,786), 110 miles from Seattle; branch campuses in Lakewood, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, SeaTac, Wenatchee, and Yakima. Served by bus; major airport serves Seattle; smaller airport and train serve Yakima (38 miles).

Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
47%
400-499
28%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
16%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
17%
18-23
43%
12-17
27%
6-11
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
27%
18-23
42%
12-17
29%
6-11
1%
30-36
3%
24-29
25%
18-23
51%
12-17
20%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,823
Declined + 1,517
Total Received 7,340

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Lisa Garcia-Hanson
Director of Admissions
P: 866 298-4968
F: 509 963-3022
admissions@cwu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,455,854
State $17,391,920
Institutional $3,090,418
Other external $117,911
Total $38,056,103

Non-need-based

Federal
State $338,249
Institutional $88,363
Other external $3,013,716
Total $3,440,328

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
rugby
soccer
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
crimson and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Management
Anthropology
Anthropology Teaching
Art
Art Teaching
Asia/Pacific Studies
Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Business Administration
Business Education
Business/Marketing Education
Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher Education
Communication Studies
Community Health
Computer Science
Construction Management
Counseling Psychology
Early Childhood Education
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Administration
Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Technology
English
English Education
English Literature
English/Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
Exercise Science
Experimental Psychology
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences
Fashion Merchandising
Film/Video Studies
Fine Arts
Flight Technology
Food Science/Nutrition
Food Service Management
Foreign Language Education
Foreign Languages
Geography
Geography Teaching
Geology
Gerontology
Graphic Design
History
History Teaching
Individualized Studies
Industrial Education
Industrial Technology
Information Technology/Administrative Management
Journalism
K-12 Physical Education Teaching
Language Arts
Law/Justice
Leisure Services
Marketing Education
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Theory/Composition
Music/Business
Organization Development
Paramedic
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Education/Health/Leisure Studies
Physics
Political Science
Primate Behavior/Ecology
Professional Accounting
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Reading Specialist
Recreation/Tourism
Resource Management
Safety/Health Management
School Counseling
School Health Education
School Psychology
Science/Mathematics Education
Social Services
Sociology
Special Education
Supervision/Curriculum
Teaching
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Secondary Education
Theatre Production
Visual Arts Teaching
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Undergraduate

92%

11,047
students

Female
51%
5,651

Male
49%
5,396

Graduate

8%

924
students

Female
62%
573

Male
38%
351

undergraduateFull-time

85%

9,473
students

Female
51%
4,827

Male
49%
4,646

undergraduatePart-time

15%

1,574
students

Female
53%
824

Male
47%
750

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

64%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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