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Central Washington University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

10,750 students

78% admitted

  • 9,965 full time
  • 1,649 part time
  • 4,939 men full time
  • 5,026 women full time
  • 4,558 applied
  • 3,573 admitted
  • 1,384 enrolled

10,590 Undergraduates

$7,941 tuition/year

  • 562 Graduates
  • 462 Non-Degree
  • $7,941 in state
  • $984 fees
  • $9,200 room & board
  • $1,002 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • J from Ellensburg, WA
  • 0
  • A fairly decent in-state school that is trying working hard to increase enrollment. State funding has been severely reduced, staff has been cut. A new $500,000 web site was built…

  • Jul-13-2012 Read More
  • Daniel from Aberdeen, WA
  • 0
  • A small school, friendly with some excellent programs. Not much of a nightlife, but sometimes you'll run into a professor or two at the bars which is always entertaining. The music program…

  • Jun-24-2012 Read More
  • Jeffery from Hannah
  • 0
  • It's a beautiful campus when they don't have constant construction going on. Class sizes are small, never too crowded. Ellensburg is a great little town as well.…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More
  • Haellie from Buckley, WA
  • 0
  • Through Central Washington University, there are thousands of students who have the potential for educational success. Because of this, and because of Central's great ability to contribute to the education…

  • Nov-04-2012 Read More
  • Gwen from Ellensburg, WA
  • 0
  • central washington university is a beautiful campus. the instructors are all very dedicated. the academic advisory staff is very helpful, knowledgeable and positive.…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The mission of Central Washington University is to prepare students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives; to produce research, scholarship, and creative expression in the public interest; and to serve as a resource to the region and the state through effective stewardship of university resources.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kelsey from Olympia, WA
  • Oct-02-2011 I am a current student here

    The campus is very pleasant, other than the strong wind every other day. I am comfortable riding my bike around to all of my classes, and there are almost always plenty of bike racks, so I can leave my bike when I need to.

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  • 4
  • Tisa from Gig Harbor, WA
  • Aug-27-2011 I am a past student here

    For the most part, I did enjoy this school. I personally dont really like the quarter system, and there is too much wind, but the rest was enjoyable. The gym was great, and the activities they offered were always fun. I felt very safe in Ellensburg and even though its a small town, there are so many adventures you can go on, there is always something to entertain you.

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  • 5
  • Col'Lette from Ellensburg, WA
  • Aug-23-2011 I am a current student here

    If I had chosen anywhere else to go, I probably would have transferred to Central. I enjoy the people, opportunities and the cold winters.

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  • 5
  • Jordan-Michael from Bothell, WA
  • Aug-22-2011 I am a current student here

    As soon as you know even a small group of people around campus (joining a club or team or just people in class) the fun begins. Most everyone around is extremely friendly and really the only way you can have a bad time at CWU if if YOU're the cause of it.

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Olympia, WA
  • Aug-04-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    CWU has an exceedingly beautiful campus filled with activity and great people.

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