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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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 Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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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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