Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$7,562

$23,243

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
35%
12-17
43%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

22

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,675
Declined 1,239
Total Received 9,914
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Public

10,884

undergraduate students

884

graduate students

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350-acre campus in Ellensburg (population: 20,326), 110 miles from Seattle; branch campuses in Lakewood, Lynnwood, Moses Lake, Seattle-Tacoma, Wenatchee, and Yakima. Served by bus; major airport serves Seattle; smaller airport and train serve Yakima (38 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Seattle
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Yakima Air Terminal, Seattle-Tacoma International

Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA
98926-7512

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • SISTERS
  • Brother 2 Brother
  • Cosplay
  • Alpha Kappa Si
  • Society of Human Resource Management

Top Events

  • Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression
  • Yakima River Clean Up
  • Waffle Night
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • alert update system: emergency notification across digital platforms, Rape Aggression Defense System: realistic self-defense for women

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
35%
12-17
43%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.09

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,675
Declined 1,239
Total Received 9,914

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Rugby
Soccer
Softball
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Rock climbing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Rock climbing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Anthropology
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Art/Art Studies, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Communication, General
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Dietetics/Dietitian
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drawing
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Education, General
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Biology
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geography, Other
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
History Teacher Education
History, General
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Human Services, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Information Technology
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Nutrition Sciences
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Organizational Leadership
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
Painting
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Percussion Instruments
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Photography
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Nursing Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Religion/Religious Studies
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Russian Language and Literature
Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Sculpture
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Special Products Marketing Operations
Stringed Instruments
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Technical Teacher Education
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Voice and Opera
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Writing, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

11,768

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

10,884
students

Female
52%
5,696

Male
48%
5,188

8%

884
students

Female
62%
549

Male
38%
335

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

9,913
students

Female
53%
5,166

Male
47%
4,747

9%

971
students

Female
55%
530

Male
45%
441

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 71%
Student 4 year graduation rate 37%
Student 5 year graduation rate 17%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,288

Transfer students enrolled

11%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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