Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

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Tuition & Fees

$8,444

$24,520

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
570
25th
460
75th
23
25th
15
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

23

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,405
Declined 1,858
Total Received 13,263
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Public

13,137

undergraduate students

953

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,090
Established in 1891
Coeducational Coeducational

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
580
25th
470
75th
570
25th
460
75th
23
25th
15
75th
24
25th
16
75th
24
25th
17

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) March 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,405
Declined 1,858
Total Received 13,263

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank

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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

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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Financial Aid

66%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,332

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,475
Room $7,145
Board $7,725
Additional fees $1,969
Books & supplies $900
Total $24,214
Average Financial Aid - $8,332
Total with Avg. Aid $15,882

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 509 963-1611
F: 509 963-1788
financialaid@cwu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Acting.
Actuarial Science.
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
Anthropology, General.
Anthropology, Other.
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art Teacher Education.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
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 and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
Chemistry Teacher Education.
Chemistry, General.
Child Development.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Conducting.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Construction Management, General.
Corrections.
Counseling Psychology.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other.
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis.
Dance, General.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Directing and Theatrical Production.
Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Drawing.
Earth Science Teacher Education.
Ecology.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, 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.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Systems.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other.
Fashion Merchandising.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
French Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
General Literature.
General Studies.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography, Other.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language Teacher Education.
German Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Graphic Design.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Nutrition.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician.
Industrial Technology/Technician.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Information Technology Project Management.
Information Technology.
Insurance.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewelry Arts.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Management Information Systems, General.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician.
Meeting and Event Planning.
Microbiology, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Music Management.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other.
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other.
Natural Sciences.
Nutrition Sciences.
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene.
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
Office Management and Supervision.
Organizational Leadership.
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies.
Painting.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Percussion Instruments.
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
Philosophy.
Photography.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Dentistry Studies.
Pre-Law Studies.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
Pre-Nursing Studies.
Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Quality Control Technology/Technician.
Radio and Television.
Reading Teacher Education.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Restaurant/Food Services Management.
Retailing and Retail Operations.
Russian Language and Literature.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Sculpture.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation.
Social Science Teacher Education.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Products Marketing Operations.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Stringed Instruments.
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Teacher Education.
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.
Tourism and Travel Services Management.
Visual and Performing Arts, General.
Voice and Opera.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

14,090

total students

93%

in-state

7%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

13,137
students

Female
53%
6,909

Male
47%
6,228

7%

953
students

Female
57%
543

Male
43%
410

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

9,636
students

Female
51%
4,958

Male
49%
4,678

27%

3,501
students

Female
56%
1,951

Male
44%
1,550

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

135

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter hours

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