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Eastern Washington University Reviews

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  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EWU is good for all types of students! Its really ideal for students that are looking for a university experience without spending a lot of money. If you are looking for one on one help or meeting with your professor Eastern has about 24:1 ratio in most classes so you will never have a problem talking to your professor and setting a meeting time if you need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! That is so important as a new student coming into the university! There as so many different types of people on campus it is basically impossible not to meet some people that you will not click with.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely a bang for your buck! The school is located in a college town! If you feel the town is a little to small you drive on the free way about 20 minutes and your in Spokane the second largest city in WA. If that's not enough about an hour away from Cheney is Idaho where there is a great theme park!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love campus! Football games, basketball game! and a brand new rec center!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot it especially in the history class I took in the spring. My professor was had a lot on knowledge about the subject and he enjoyed teaching.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EWU is great for all types of students. Even though we are small, we have quite a diverse population in both; ethnicity and career paths.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready to become apart of the EWU family. The academic advisors are amazing, if you have any questions just give them a call and they can help you out.

    Bang for the buck

    I live a bit further away from Cheney, so I have a 40 minute commute. What I love about being a student at EWU is that you are able to ride the city transportation for free anytime you want. I love how clean and easy the bus system is because it saves me a lot of money not having to buy gas for my gas guzzler.

    Am enjoying being here

    Since EWU is on the smaller side, you really get the individual attention that one would not be able to get from going to a larger college. I also love how beautiful and manicured the campus is. Also, if you need to get away for a bit, Spokane is only 20 minutes away.

    Am learning a lot

    So far, all of my professors have been amazing! They go over the course material in such a way that everyone in the class can understand what is being discussed and be able to apply what they have learned in practical settings.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like small class sizes, but doesn't want to go to a tiny college would fit in well at Eastern Washington University. Eastern is also good for people who like being in a smaller town, but being close enough to a big city to be able to visit it and spend time in the big city any day of the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern is not terribly expensive, but it has great academics and a good atmosphere. Eastern allows people to go to school and get a great education while not spending every last penny they have trying to get an education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although Cheney is a small town, it is only fifteen miles away from Spokane. Eastern also has many on campus activities. These include intramural sports, NCAA sanctioned sporting events, movies, and other fun activities throughout the year. The new rec center also provides great opportunities to work off some stress by playing basketball, running, or lifting weights. The food here is also not bad which is always a plus.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very good in most subjects. The classes are small and most teachers try and get to know there students. The teachers are also very involved in their work and are in their offices during office hours.

  • 12/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 4 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is perfect for anyone. While being here, I've seen so much diversity it's hard to say who this school is best for. If you are a human being who breathes air and wants to go to college, this place is perfect for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    I remember most of my high school friends saying that they wanted to go to a big name college, one that was also big in size. The best thing about Eastern is that it's smaller. Every class is within 7 minutes of any place, and you get to know a lot more people. The classrooms are awesome and the campus is beautiful. If you visit, try imagining yourself as a student walking around and living here for 4 or more years. If you can see yourself here, and liking it, chances are Eastern is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern has the cheapest tuition of any four year university in Washington state! Financial aid and scholarships have paid for most of my schooling, and your advisors are there to help make sure you stay on track to keep that money. Choosing Eastern was one of the smartest decisions I've made. I love the campus, the people, most of the professors, and the community!

    Am enjoying being here

    Though Cheney is a little ways away from my home, the people here are amazing! Eastern is a smaller campus, so there is no way you can go from one class to another without passing at least three friends. The only downside for me is the snow during the winter, but you're almost always guaranteed at least ONE snow day per year! Though Cheney is small, you're only 30 minutes from Spokane, Washington's 2nd largest city!

    Am learning a lot

    College is a whole new experience compared to high school! In and out of the classrooms you learn a lot about yourself, your new community, college, your favorite subjects, and new cultures! The professors here are great, and if you do happen to fall behind, there are many programs that are VERY helpful to get you back on track. And, of course, you can always pull a 4 hour study group with your closest friends in the enormous JFK library.

  • 10/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for ANY/EVERY scholarship available, it's free money, and so much better than having to pay it back after college. Apply for jobs on-campus early. They're really flexible with your class schedule for each quarter, and on breaks. You will also have enough time in the day after work and classes to study, eat and chill.

    Bang for the buck

    At Eastern, you're not paying as much as other big University's in the state, and you still get the true feeling of going away for college, and starting something big. However, staying in the dorms is great the first year, but it gets pricey after that. There are plenty of apartment complexes near, and many houses to rent with your friends for the next years to come.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Cheney, WA. It's a small town that is easily accessible with out needing to bring a car your first years here. However, if you do need something else to do, Spokane is 15 minutes away, and you can take the free bus with your EagleCard.

    Am learning a lot

    The class sizes really help with learning the material. they're small enough to be able to ask questions in class, and have the teacher still hear you from way in the back. The teachers also want to make sure you understand where the concept they're teaching comes from, you they explain things thoroughly.

  • 12/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 6 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Science majors and music majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The math program here is not the best so unless you have a handle on math going for a math major here is not ideal.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is pretty cheap and I feel like I am getting a great education and life experience here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the feel of campus and seeing the squirrels just running around ignoring the people. The campus is very pretty too. It feels like a home should over here and there are plenty of great people to hang out with.

    Am learning a lot

    There are plenty of great professors here. There are also lots of different options for classes and studies. Some of the classes i took (gecker wise) didn't have a lot to do with anything for my major but they were interesting.

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EWU is great for all types of students. There are so many different majors and minors offered that anyone and everyone can get into a program that fits them. EWU also offers a wide variety of clubs and organizations for students. These clubs and organizations range from religious groups to athletic groups to groups that focus on different hobbies. With all that is offered at EWU, I am confident that every student can find things that interest them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to be undecided as far as majors go. You really do have time to try out different majors before you have to declare. I finally settled on the third major I looked into and I am so glad I did not just go for the first interest I had because I truly feel like I am going into the perfect career for me. It's okay to try things out before you decide.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other universities, EWU is very cheap. However, I still feel like I am getting my money's worth. I am able to participate in many different activities despite the low tuition. The classes are superb, as are the professors. EWU is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    EWU has a beautiful campus all year around and I love spending time between classes outside in the sun. There are a lot of places for students to hang out with friends too. This campus really feels like home as everyone I've encountered has been very welcoming and helpful.

    Am learning a lot

    I definitely feel like I am learning a lot at EWU. I am only in the second quarter of my sophomore year but I already feel like I've learned as much as four years of college. The classes I've taken, especially the required freshman classes, have been especially interesting. I am also really excited to begin classes for my major, as I feel I will learn a lot from them.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for all types of students, I've heard great things about all their programs, mainly their education program. But it's also a great place to get a basic bachelor's degree to use to go onto different graduate school programs, whether they be at Eastern or else where.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many things that I could tell prospective students, such as get involved in school activities, make sure and touch base with your professors ever now and then, do your homework, etc, etc. But college is about finding yourself and who you are, so the advice I give is worth way less than the advice you'll figure out for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    In these tough economic times, it's hard to find a college that gives you a good price for the education you receive. Eastern Washington University is a state-funded college, so it isn't as expensive as other places. They also have lots of housing around Cheney for students and apartments are usually easy to find in Spokane. For the most part, Eastern gives it's students what they want and need, a good education for a reasonable price.

    Am enjoying being here

    Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, WA which is a small college town about 20 miles out of Spokane. I never had the chance to live on campus but EWU makes it easy for students to commute in from Spokane through the bus system. It's a quiet community with a large city not far away, so you can have the best of both worlds.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern Washington University brings in many different professors from different backgrounds, being a science major, most of my professors are at the University due to research grants. Each professor is highly educated in their specific subject and they have a love for it that cannot be paralleled. That love ended up rubbing off onto me and I became more passionate about subjects I had only a slight interest in before.

  • 01/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a *starter* college and considering transferring to a bigger one later on. Students who are seeking a financially feasible college Students who are looking for the small college, small town experience

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're moving from somewhere warmer or that doesn't get much snow, be prepared for the harsh winter. Boots are an absolute must. Also, be sure to participate and freshman orientation, as well as activities your dorm floor may hold. They make all the difference in helping you get socially adjusted.

    Bang for the buck

    EWU is cheaper than most of the bigger state schools, and easily cheaper than the private ones. I highly suggest not living in dorms after your freshman year though. There are lots of off campus options close to the school, that many times end up being cheaper than dorms and the expensive food plans they offer, if you can find a roommate. Overall though, EWU is a good choice if you're looking for a more affordable school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am in my second year at EWU and greatly enjoy being here. It's located in the small town of Cheney, giving it a really legit college town feel, but at the same time is only about 15 min outside of Spokane, making weekend possibilities virtually endless. The prof's and staff are for the most part friendly and helpful. The only thing that may put a damper on it for some students is the winter. Being right outside of Spokane you can usually expect quite a bit of snow for most of the season.

    Am learning a lot

    Just like with any other college experience, there are amazing teachers who are there to help you almost every day, and there are classes where the text book is a more useful resource than the prof. Overall though, it is a good learning experience. The class sizes are generally on the smaller side compared to some of the bigger state schools, allowing for you actually get to know your profs rather than just being a number. I can say with experience that the computer science program is wonderful. Many of the teachers have real world experience and can not only teach you the content, but can share their stories and job experiences.

  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Small Campus, Friendly peers and staff, Many activities, great class choices, wonderful living spaces, Great area, beautiful and drastic seasons, Close to Spokane. Any future student who is interested in coming to EWU, I believe you will love it and it will be a great experience! i was nervous at first, but now, i wouldn't want to be at any other University. Its time to start something big!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come visit the campus, it is beautiful! As a freshman, i recommend you live in the dorms, it is a fantastic way to meet people and then its a great transition going from home to there. Then after you can live more on your own. For sure you need to get involved. whether its through a club, Greek life, campus activities. It looks very good on resumes and just feels good to say that you are having an impact on your school. :)

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many other Universities, EWU isn't all that expensive. Plus the financial aid that is offered with the scholarships and grants, it really helps. There is no way i could pay for college, coming from my background. i am so so thankful that Eastern is able to help me pay for school, knowing that after i graduate i will be able o pay it all back with my successful job i earn from being educated at EWU.

    Am enjoying being here

    The Campus is absolutely amazing, it feels safe and comfortable. It is small, but i love that since i have enough time to get all of my classes on time. I got involved with a sorority, and don't regret it one bit. I have made amazing friends and i love being involved with campus activities and other events. I love the people here, the teachers, the little town. Its amazing! There is not any day that goes by where i don't see someone i know, it is a great transition from High School, you always feel welcome where ever you go and making friends is a breeze!

    Am learning a lot

    Ever since i started going to school here, i have learned so much about myself and what i am capable of doing. Being at EWU, i have done very well in class and am becoming more and more interested in being a Juvenile Counselor for my future career. The staff and students are an excellent help when you have any questions. There is no other place i would want to be.

  • 01/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    First generation college students, those who don't have family financial support, and those who are serious about making their investment worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read the text. Sit up front. Come to class prepared. Come to class! Search out scholarships and apply for them like a maniac. If you live in the dorms, make sure you get the early sign-up bonuses (the more years in the dorms, the bigger the bonus). Make it a point to thank the people who help you (keep a stash of thank-you cards). Extend your friendship to the International Students. Never, never, never give up. & WALK for goodness sake.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is less than anywhere else in the State. The professors here are really top-quality, and their classes are great. Those who teach here really care about their students. The price of food is always going up and the meal plan is a bit quirky, but overall, it works well.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school has a good atmosphere. The campus is small, so you get to know your professors and your classmates, especially if you have more than one class together. It is fun to always be seeing people you know or recognize.

    Am learning a lot

    I have taken as many classes as I could each quarter, in a whole host of disciplines. Some of the classes that I took just to add interest to my schedule became the highlight of my week and helped me to pull through the tough times in my major / minor classes.

  • 04/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types really. There is something to do for everyone here. There's Greek life, ROTC, a rather large library and coffee in almost every building. No matter what you are into, there is something for you here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that there are lots of foreign exchange students here and they love to talk to people to help them learn English. They are all really cool people though.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is more than half the price of the other school I wanted to go to and just as nice. Its amazing.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its a small town with a big heart. The locals are really nice and everyone is really respectful and being a college town, there is a lot of diversity.

    Am learning a lot

    All my classes are pretty fun and there is usually a spot open in the time you want. The teachers are exceptionally nice and enthusiastic and love to help out a student in need.

  • 09/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I have seem all types of students around campus, Eastern is a place for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, get on your financial aid early, meet new people right away, and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    It's the cheapest four year university in the state, and it's the BEST four year school in the state. Nuff said.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on campus, and I love the area of Cheney, being just outside of Spokane. We get all four seasons here as well.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are nice, and chemistry never seemed so easy! I also am recieveing attention from every professor I have.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to attend college in a more quiet, rural setting. The campus is just the right size. In addition, Eastern is great for students who are tight on money and need to go somewhere where the cost of tuition is lower. Also, Eastern is a fairly easy college to get into, so you should have no problem getting accepted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just apply and you'll most likely get accepted without a problem.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very inexpensive compared to most other universities and with your SID card, you can take the bus anywhere for free.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a nice campus and is not as intimidating as other 4 year universities. All of the professors I have had so far are extremely nice and sincerely want you to succeed. In addition, Eastern offers many different undergrad and grad programs to accommodate almost anyone.

    Am learning a lot

    Most definitely! I just finished my first quarter at Eastern, and my brain almost burst from all of the new information and concepts I learned. It feels great to learn so much.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe cumpus

    Clubs and Activities

    I am in club soccer and inturmural sports are always going on.

    Great for these types of students

    Science and math majors.

    Bang for the buck

    A lot cheaper then WSU but the community college in Spokane is cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't much in Cheney most people go to Spokane for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Has decent food, more variety is needed though.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm so I would'nt know.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Transfering in with your AA is a lot easier than not having it. It helps the faculty pinpoint where you need to go when you get there and lets the staff help you easier.

    In three sentences

    A nice, quiet university, where the students recieve a decent amount of help from counselours to point them in the right direction.

  • 10/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    You can take a lot of different classes that you would not think a college would have and you get a lot out of the classes your in.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being able to go do different sporting event is a blast and just having the small town feeling is nice.

    Am learning a lot

    In all my classes there is a study group that goes through the class to help making studying easier.

  • 02/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EWU is great for students who want a good, affordable education in a smaller public university setting. It's great for those who want to try a few new classes to see where their interests lie. The best part, though, is that Eastern is great for the students who like smaller classes, since class sizes are pretty small, especially after the introductory courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Take AP/IB/Running Start classes. They can help knock out those freshman class requirements and help get you started on your major of interest sooner. 2. Understand the weather! If you don't like to be cold for much of the year, it might not be a good idea to go here, since winter seems to last forever and temperatures during the winter months rarely get above 40 degrees farenheit. 3. Visit! See the campus and get a feel for the city and the school, as well as the students here.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty reasonable, compared to other schools. Since EWU is on a 3 quarter system, students at Eastern can take more classes than those on the semester system for the same price. Unlike other colleges/universities, where summer credits or overload credits can run close to $700 (or more) per credit, EWU costs less than $300 per credit hour. Finally, EWU has a new (2008) Recreation Center that serves students very well. With plans to rennovate the Pence Student Uninion Building and build a new residential dorm, EWU is offering its students many facilities with modern ammenities.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you're from a larger city, like me, Cheney is a nice change of pace. It's a small city so you've got that small city feel and look, but its within a 30min. bus ride to Spokane, a much larger city. For those of you who like snow, we get a lot! The winter lasts for a while, but everything that you'd need is within a bus ride and short walking distance, so the snow doesn't inconvenience anyone too much...unless you get snowed in, of course. School wise, all of the professors I've had are very happy to give advice and help to their students, even if it's just a pointer on an essay or an answer to a question from that day's lecture. The professors make it fun to come to class, and really contribute to the good environment EWU has.

    Am learning a lot

    If you've gone to a good high school and taken some college prep classes, some of the freshman introductory classes can seem pretty easy. The GECRs (General Education Core Requirements) are, depending on the classes you sign up for, more or less review classes. My recommendation? Take Advanced Placement or IB classes (or Running Start) in your interests so you can test out of the introductory classes...and get started on what really interests you! Once the classes are in the 300 and 400 level (like some of mine), they become very interesting and challenging to students. One of the good things, however, is that EWU has small classes, so students and professors can really develop relationships with each other and students aren't just a number in the gradebook.

  • 03/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who know exactly what they want to study/do. Students who like smaller colleges and campuses. Students who have taken all of the core classes and gen.ed. classes beforehand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get your general education requirements done right away, or even take care of some of them in high school. It is a money-saver to go to community college for the first two years, and you are basically learning the same thing but for free and you don't get the freshman college experience. Be prepared for a small town and for a high-school feel when on campus. If transferring, make sure to know for sure that your credits will transfer or did transfer

    Bang for the buck

    It is not too expensive to go here, which is nice because their program, major, minor, and graduate options are very limited. Also, EWU is going to start cutting out programs, both undergraduate and graduate ones because of financial issues. You get a decent education here, but there are other school that are better.

    Am enjoying being here

    EWU wasn't my first choice but over time and becoming more involved in my major and program, I have become accustomed and used to the area, the buildings, the way things work, the professors, and other aspects of the college. It is small, but creates a close community, especially in the dorms.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern Washington University has some great programs and excellent professors, but is limited and small. Its curriculum is not too bad but the general requirement classes are pointless and time-consuming in a way.

  • 04/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a dental hygiene major and EWU is definitely worth applying too. EWU have great science professors, so anyone majoring in this field will have an easy time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely come and visit the campus!!

    Bang for the buck

    Sign up for any scholarship/grants available. That is what is paying my way through EWUs tuition. EWUs tuition is very reasonable and cheapest in WA.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a student here at EWU. There are many events for students around campus to attend and feel they are part of the institute. The campus is not so big you feel lost, not to small you feel your only a number, but just perfect you notice most faces around campus. The campus being the perfect size, buildings are being updated, enough lights are on at night to feel safe and secure, and you really don't feel like your in a school environment with town houses near. Even though EWU it is located in a small town there is a big city to drive to. You can leave whenever you feel the need to either a city you are used to or stay in small calm town.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here at EWU are very flexible with meeting their students needs when they are in need with their academics. The smaller class sizes makes it easier to learn and ask questions freely and confidently. There are many study groups for each course that students may choose to attend if needed. The professors are definitely here to teach you what you need for your future careers.

  • 04/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think all students would love Eastern. There are over 150 degree opportunities here, and I think anybody could find what they are looking for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely live in the residence halls your first year on campus. It helps you meet new students and make new friends. And also, talk to the University Police Officers here. They are here to help, like talking to students, and are just as much Police Officers as anywhere else in the state, and even go to the same Police Academy. They are an excellent resource.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the cheapest University in the state, and is also the best deal. Some people might say, you get what you pay for, but compared to other schools in Washington, you definitely get way more than you pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a small town campus, the community is really tight knit. After being here just one year, I already feel like I know most of the people around. I see somebody I know everywhere I go.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty professors here really know what they are teaching. They have first hand experiences in their subjects, and know good ways to teach the material. The Forensics, Criminal Justice, and Music Programs are probably the best offered around the state.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EWU is great for all types of students!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's very windy!

    Bang for the buck

    EWU is less expensive than other colleges that's why I picked it.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are a lot of things going on at Eastern and so much to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the Professors at EWU that I've met have Doctorates and are well educated, I've learned a lot so far.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any one with the thirst for knowledge!

    Tips for prospective students

    visit their campus and receive as much information as you can get and stay in touch with faculty members here to keep up to date on everything and anything!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitively a school that I considered for the educational level, and price for it! Eastern has a cost that is affordable to a vast majority of the general public!

    Will enjoy being here

    Many of my friends are going here now and constantly talk about the different activities that are always available to students and how much they enjoy all that Eastern has to offer! I cannot wait to join in the fun!

    Will learn a lot

    I am exciting to have Eastern as a prospect for my college search and hope that I can attend here in 2012!

  • 07/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for sports, history and science oriented people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take classes in summer!

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    School is prooving to be worthy. I meet a lot of new intelligent and carreer focused people. Overall experience is exausting but enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    Very knowledgable professors and the education track is somewhat challenging. Huge amounts of reading for classes taken in the summer, because the information learning is spread in smaller amount of time. Library is a tremendous resource which can be used in research and reference, also posible to get some textbooks for free (loan from the library or summit). Fairly large amount of clubs and sports activities.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Eastern has smaller classes and good activities to be involved in. Most people want to attend a small school because of less people per class and the campus is very beautiful and every one at ewu is like one big family and they do not care about race,gender or any of that other stuff, they just care about your personalty and educational dreams

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and even if it is far away, you will make new friends and become part of the Eastern family and we will support you ever step of the way.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is the cheapest in the state of Washington and that is one reasons that I picked Eastern. But you make the education you get what you want it to be.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful, warm and welcoming. I will be in some clubs and other activities to make me enjoy going to college.

    Will learn a lot

    They had good programs for almost everything. I will be going to Education at Eastern. All the classes that, I am enrolled in get me closer to getting my pre recs out of the way. Can not wait to start at Eastern in the Fall.

  • 08/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    The environment here is friendly and the campus is beautiful!! Definitely a college you should consider!

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, dedicated, involved, school-spirited, fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Show up, mentally as well as physically. Because so many students are returners, or adults coming back for their degree, you need to be a little more mature with them; they don't want to hear about the totally cool party you went to on Greek row.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I got a wonderful education without having to spend upwards of $40,000 like my private-schooled sister had to shell out.

    Did enjoy being here

    The school was great, though I had to live off campus due to a bad dorming situation.

    Did learn a lot

    I had wonderful teachers who were really committed to their students, curricula, and teaching in general.

  • 12/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you love learning and like to get to know your teachers this is the place for you. If you like small towns and being a part of a community that sticks together, apply to Eastern Washington University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your first year, even if you and your roommate don't work well together, like mine and myself, it works itself out in the end. Living in the dorms makes sure you meet new people, network for homework help, or mental support, and is proven to help you get to class more often than not. If you live at your parents or off campus you have to put in the extra effort to go to events, meet people, and get up and commute to class.

    Bang for the buck

    As one of the cheapest universities in Washington this school still competes academically and socially with UW and WSU. I know students at both these schools and comparing my experience to theirs, I'd say I'm getting more bang for my buck than they are. EWU has a sense of community and teachers that know your name and want to teach you new and exciting things. I haven't heard anything that good from students at UW or WSU.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's Cheney, a small town that doesn't have much going on. But the town grows on you and the campus always has free events going on, besides you make so many friends, even as a socially awkward individual like me, that it's hard not to have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    There is so much to learn here, not only class room material, but also life skills and lessons. My leadership teacher left the class with a life changing lesson after every class. All of the staff love to help you learn and achieve your highest potential.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 117

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    Bang for the buck

    what is this? It does cost a lot for out-of-state but i hope I can afford it.

    Will enjoy being here

    When I visited, I immediately felt at home and love it a lot especially the heated sidewalks and walkways. That will help since I always fall on snow and ice.

    Will learn a lot

    I hope so and plan to.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    Trio program for scholarships contact Molly Orheim her along with her colleagues will help you in many ways. Good luck and have fun

    Tips for prospective students

    When studying at Eastern utilize their scholarships, and make sure you are involved in more school activities.

    Bang for the buck

    At Eastern Washington University you get what you pay for.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy being here in the Psychology department and I feel welcomed by very nice people.

    Am learning a lot

    My instructors are there for me whenever I need to ask a question, or if I am unsure of the material being given.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 117

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    Great for these types of students

    make sure you are assigned an adviser right away and meet with them asap

    Bang for the buck

    It is less expensive than most of the universities in Washington state.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy going to school.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning more than I ever imagined.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    none

    Am learning a lot

    Yes Except in math

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business, sciences, computer sciences

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great place for business, sciences, or if you are really good at math, mathematics.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices have gone up, but it is still cheaper than most. The technology in the science department is a little old, but for the price, it works.

    Am enjoying being here

    The teachers are enjoyable, as are most of the students. Made lots of good friends my third day of class. You can easily coordinate your classes when registering for them, so that you don't have to run across campus to get to class on time.

    Am learning a lot

    This school is really a fantastic campus. The only down side is the math department. T.A.'s teach the classes while the professor writes the tests, so the test is a lot harder than anything you covered even on the homework. The communication barrier between the T.A. and the professor seems to be lazy. Teachers for biology, African studies, computer sciences all are very well equipped for what they are teaching.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research your professors and know what you are getting into.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting an education for an affordable price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the community and all of the students and professors.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are knowledgeable and the class selection is broad.

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Live in Cheney. It's a lot of fun meeting new friends and having that college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    great credentials for the school, way less than other state colleges.

    Will learn a lot

    I have previously attended EWU from 2003 to 2007. I really enjoyed the small class sizes, the accessibility of the campus, the resources and the classes I took.

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 117

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    What to do for fun

    work out at the urc or go to the library

    Tips for prospective students

    go here!

    In three sentences

    diverse high potential

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    because it is such a small town, the officers are helpful and friendly. on orientation day, they came in and said they would rather have a student call in and say they are too drunk to drive than drive out on their own- the officers said they would help them get home safely if they called. when i fainted from donating too much blood at a blood bank, the head firefighter gave me a lift to my apt and made sure i was on the couch safely.

    Great for these types of students

    for students who want a small town feel for the right price matched with quality education.

    Bang for the buck

    cheney campus has a new rec area (possibly 4 years old) that has a rock wall and ice skating.

    What to do for fun

    i like visiting the parks, kareoke nights, and checking out online happy hour deals because they have food for great prices. spokane also has broadway shows every now and then. many people do the outdoor thing- hiking , snowboarding, etc.

    Food and Dining

    little town and not many places to eat at in cheney- but i do suggest corona village if one wants mexican food!! spokane is only 20 min away and they have some really nice places if one wanted to venture out.

    Dorm Life

    i can not speak to this as i lived in apts.

    Academic Rigor

    it is not difficult to obtain decent grades in undergraduate studies as long as one puts in the time. the professors i've had have all been helpful and open to discussion when a student needs help. i took a lot of health related courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    your learning experience is what you make of it. if in cheney, try clubs and organizations for social interaction. i would rent an apt with someone as it is not expensive.

    In three sentences

    great price for out of state students who participate in wue- instate tuition plus half. cheney is a small area- you enter and exit the whole town in 30 min or less- so if you want something big, this is not the place. on the positive side, it has lakes and mountains that aren't too far away plus a wide range of majors one can choose from.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 117

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    Campus Safety

    very safe campus!

    Greek Life

    i'm a part of greek life and i wouldn't have as many friends as i do without it! i recommend it highly!

    Clubs and Activities

    im sure they have great clubs, eastern just has a hard time getting the information out to the students!

    Bang for the buck

    great tuition pricing!

    What to do for fun

    sledding, work outs, and going to the games is whats up!

    Tips for prospective students

    it will suck here during the winter months but keep a close set of friends and you will always find something adventuresome to do!

    In three sentences

    the teachers here are great and they push you to your maximum limits so that you can fulfill your full potential. very friendly environment its just a little chilly in the winter and going to class becomes a chore. despite the weather, the teachers still maintain a very positive attitude!

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 117

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    In three sentences

    eastern looks like such a great school. i can't wait to see if i've been accepted. i am planning on taking eastern's courses in computer sciences.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 117

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    What to do for fun

    i like to hang out with my friends and watch movies

    Food and Dining

    the food is really good here but can be expensive. if you lived in the dorms you could eat all you wanted because depending on the plan you got you got a lot of money for food.

    Dorm Life

    i liked that you got to meet people and make friends there but the room was small. i didn't like that you had to share a shower and bathroom with other people.

    Academic Rigor

    its hard to manage everything you have and all your work. but just use your time wisely and ask for help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would recommend taking running start so you can be ahead of most freshmen and taking ap classes so you can get an idea of how college is.

    In three sentences

    i like it here at eastern washington university because the campus is not that big. i would rate it a 7 out of 10. i also like that it is not that far from home.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    great. officers and e-911 machines all over campus.

    Greek Life

    sucks.

    Clubs and Activities

    a lot. there are many to chose from on campus and if you cant find one you want, you can easily make one.

    Great for these types of students

    the kind that want to go to college. this is not a party school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the football field is called the inferno because its red! we have light the roof on fire which a bon fire which take place on the roof of the campus buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    cheap school compared to others in washington but still over priced.

    What to do for fun

    play intramural sports, attend games and events.

    Food and Dining

    not as good as a home cooked meal it could be better.

    Dorm Life

    good, but noisy. ca's are amazing! bathrooms are... old. rooms are in god condition and a relatively good size. at least in streeter.

    Academic Rigor

    not to bad. but you wont be able to slide by either.

    Tips for prospective students

    come be an eagle!

    In three sentences

    a great school with nice administrators. (most) teachers love to help their students whenever they can and there is lots of help outside of the classroom. the dorms are nice too but can be noisy.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus has security, and cheney has the police force that are constantly surveying the field for any troublmakers. if you still have a safety concern then you can take that up with your community advisor who is located on your dorm floor. he or she might be able to file reports, or consult with the your personal wants and needs.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is on a smaller scale to the state schools however you will be served with all of the makings for an at large bid when you decide to rush for this college. you will make more friends than you can count and you will have a fulfillinf experience to say the least.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are numerous clubs from which to choose from it depends widely on your interest level and how you wish to apply that. if you are an avid fisher, then there are fishing clubs. if you love a ferociously active lifestyle then eastern offers running clubs. also if you love to dodge certain situations then maybe dodge ball intramurals would fit you like a glove.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for the person who loves to fit in and have fun with a great group of students. you will need to adapt on the run and make new friends along the way, don't be afraid to immediately branch out to break through any social barriers you might be accustomed to. outgoing people who love to flourish in any environment would be my top choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a number of religious institutions on campus that offer a sanctuary for higher learning. these meetings offer the student a well needed escape from the everyday rigors one would experience. this also creates a safe zone if nothing else is working for you.

    Bang for the buck

    you get a plentiful amount of bang for your buck. eastern offers a huge step above any community college or trade school by offering programs and focused support for your particular wants and needs. however nothing is handed to you so you make any college special by the attitude and effort you bring to the table everyday. for the half price of attending a state school you wont be surprised at the amount of pleasure you will have by attending this school.

    What to do for fun

    there are numerous activities involved with any institution. however i found that eastern catered to my liking with sports clubs. it is what you are into and you dont have to be a competitive person to have fun recreating. they have outdoor clubs for hiking and camping as well.

    Food and Dining

    the food and dining options available are built for the student, and how you choose is up to you. every type of food is offered in a healthy manner. having a choice is what they truly care about and keeping a balanced meal plan is what eastern offers their students.

    Dorm Life

    never had the chance to experience dorm life, however i was fortunate enough to realize that this is a transition process from high school and that some of your closest friends may not be there for you because of other priorities. overall they enjoyed there experience and both graduated on time because of their decision to take on the added pressures of dorm life. join the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor that you will encounter will be the same for everybody. however your attitude and a effort is what you can measure, not the score presented in front of you. everything that you earn in life will be out of ones will to survive. keep that in mind when you glance around at your fellow students, and learn to point your nose in the right direction.

    Tips for prospective students

    keep in mind that college is for learning. take advantage of any resources that may sneak you past a stumbling block in the road. tackle any challenges that may be presented in front of you. don't be afraid to put extra time in outside of the classroom, and outside of your normal social function. you may remember your friends, however they do not decide your career path. take advantage of every situation to put your self in the best place possible for future success.

    In three sentences

    rating eastern washington as a whole would be a tough question to ask just one student based on his or her experiences, however i would rate my experience a 9 out of 10. the transition phases that any student goes through are going to be extremely difficult, however eastern's experience in this phase have not been surpassed by any outside sources so far as i am familiar with.

  • 03/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 117

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    What to do for fun

    working out, ice skating, rock climbing, intermural sports, swimming, going to football games, going to basketball games, etc.

    Food and Dining

    there are quite a few restaurants and coffee shops on campus. i would recommend the roost.

    Dorm Life

    i skipped the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on what classes you take. really look at ratemyprofessor.com

    Tips for prospective students

    come to cheney early to visit and explore campus.

    In three sentences

    eastern washington university is a great school to go to. if you are from a small town, cheney is small as well so you will feel comfortable. the campus isn't too big, but isn't too small so you will feel comfortable on campus as well.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 117

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    What to do for fun

    there are many plays and live bands that come to ewu. there are many membership opportunities and affiliations. so many exciting things to choose from according to your likes and interests.

    Food and Dining

    good food to make everyone gain the freshman 15!

    Dorm Life

    raging hormones!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic staff at ewu are full of life and knowledge and care about the success of students. topics are current and curriculum is in line with what's happening in 2012.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to ask questions. sometimes you have to go higher up to get results. always ask for a supervisor if your issues aren't being resolved by customer service. always inquire about financial grants, scholarships, and fellowships that you might be eligible for to help offset the cost of attending school and do not have to be paid back to a lender.

    In three sentences

    ewu is a diverse school with a dynamic campus that is set in the beautiful and rural city of cheney, wa. ewu offers a wide variety of pertinent programs that are competetive within today's job market. ewu goes that extra mile to ensure the success of all their students and make education worthwhile.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I like the safety at the riverpoint campus The blus towers in the parking lots have cameras too.

    Greek Life

    Not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    Not involved in any extra things yet.

    Great for these types of students

    The business classes at riverpoint are good for people who work in the day, but it still requires some flexibility because the earlier classes start at 4.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like attending the Riverpoint campus so I dont have to drive all the way to Cheney from Spokane. But only the business classes are downtown.

    Bang for the buck

    Best priced university in the area. Except the online classes cost a lot more to take than the campus classes.

    What to do for fun

    Use the student ID at AMC on thursdays for discount. Zumba!

    Food and Dining

    Coffee at the Riverpoint campus is alright and they have good sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The Business degree classes are fun and exciting. That keeps it interesting and helps me maintain my 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    It would've been better if instead of transferring from SFCC I wouldve got the Direct Transfer Agreement.

    In three sentences

    I've been attending for 2 quarters. So far, so good. Instructors at Riverpoint are awesome.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EWU has a small police force, so that's kool. They post warnings on the school website and are seen around the campus a lot.

    Greek Life

    They have good Greek life and spirit on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from. I was in boxing club for a season, but I used to participate in the BSU. I learned that the culture of BSU or Black Student Union was more internationally focused rather than centering from a Black American perspective and then outwards to the community though.

    Great for these types of students

    Future teachers and and graduate students. I am in the MPA program at Spokane Riverpoint and its a good program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bring a blanket for the football games- it gets pretty cold out there.

    Bang for the buck

    I think we have the cheapest 4 year tuition in the state of Washington. If you can handle the above tips and separate your party life from your academic business then you'll be fine. Adapt to the Eurocentric culture if you are use to some other cultural setting and remember why you're there, to get your degree.

    What to do for fun

    The new recreation center offers local high school and college games in hockey but you can work out in the rec center 7 days a week for free as a student. There are EWU sport all year round for free as a student too and intermurals pick up teams. Clubs and lectures along with other campus activities are fun too. The city of Spokane, Gonzaga and Whitworth are close by too.

    Food and Dining

    There are many kool cafes and eateries on campus- also the eagle i.d. card is also a card that you can use at the some of the local fast food places if you have money on it. Places like Carl's JR. and Subway take it.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and it is kool. The dorms are fine too.

    Academic Rigor

    Social sciences are good. Teachers and social workers will like this school. Natural sciences are more in need of better instructors though. Some are good but shop and ask around for the best teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch and protect your GPA. Use Fast fitness and other 1 or 2 credit PE classes to serve as a buffer for main and core classes that you may have to drop for whatever reason. Pay attention to drop dates deadlines for each quarter and keep your credit at financial aid goal limits, go to the writing center if you need help with papers, proofread and do all assignments at least a day before the due date and buy student manuals and other book tools for math classes online- not through the school, they help.

    In three sentences

    Every other winter was pretty bad but the summers and falls are ok. Academics in history, philosophy and other social sciences rate 8/10. I learned from classmates that math and natural sciences subjects are maybe a 6/10, Mainly both of those are on faculty and curriculum. EWU needs more cultural diversity for a 11k population public university but there are many recreational activities get into in your by-time.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe at all while attending Eastern. There are always quite a few Policemen around town that are very friendly and personable with the students.

    Greek Life

    I never had the opportunity to get involved with Greek life at Eastern, but I heard a lot from friends and classmates about this Greek Week they do that is very enjoyable and competitive at the same time.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally had the chance to get involved in a couple of clubs at Eastern that really helped me improve my social and service skills while helping out the community.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that enjoy working hard and having fun at the same time. It's also really nice to have had some college beforehand to prepare for a bigger and more demanding university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Probably the one tradition I can remember happens right at the beginning of homecoming week. The recycling center at the school brings tens of wood pallets they collected over the past year and the school puts on a more than exceptional bonfire for students to come hang around.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say the tuition and living expenses a pretty fair. It's a beautiful campus with lots of services to offer students, and you're also close to the busy city of Spokane for nights out.

    What to do for fun

    What I mainly did for fun while attending Eastern is use the University Recreation Center, which is available to all students. If you just want to work out or get a good exercise by playing some basketball, the URC is a good source.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't eat often on campus, but when I did, I was very satisfied. My all time favorite were Gyros from Aladin at the PUB. Off campus of course you have quite a few Mexican restaurants to choose from as well as Chinese and of course your favorite fast food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms myself while attending Eastern, but what I heard from friends who did is that they enjoyed it. I lived off-campus during my studies at Eastern, which had it's pros and cons. I was able to feel more independent, but I missed out in respects to being a bigger part of college life by not living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Washington University has been well known for providing very good teachers. Actually, a couple of my high school teachers in the Tri-Cities graduated from Eastern. Although I wasn't going to school to be a teacher, I was still very impressed academically with the performance, both by the teachers and students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to Eastern expecting easy college classes. Although it's not the most competitive University, you're still in college. Just work hard and don't get behind is my advice.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington was a great college for my first time away from home. The professors and programs were both very efficient, and I enjoyed them as well. Eastern Washington University made a great student out of me.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is extremely safe, I never hear about fighting or vandalism.

    Clubs and Activities

    they do offer activities and clubs but they are not as well managed as they could be, they could be more proactive, or more a growth experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to focus on getting there degrees and having low loans every year.

    Bang for the buck

    you get what you paid for, low cost for low educational teaching value.

    What to do for fun

    you might find a party here or there but it is a university that is a community college. people there for degrees, and Cheney has no major attractions. Once in a while you get to hear a guest speaker.

    Food and Dining

    Eat mainly off campus for cost effectiveness.

    Dorm Life

    living off campus so I would have no idea

    Academic Rigor

    the studies will test you from time to time but the teachers can suck really bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say visit first, go into the department you think you will study in and gauge the quality of the student body as well as the faculty

    In three sentences

    I find this university is what you pay for. A cheap price for a cheaper education. Other than that the place is fine, nothing really spectacular.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Awesome. EWU has their own police force on campus and there's security towers located all around campus from which anyone can call the campus police for any emergency. I feel very safe there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When the PUB Building is really warm, my friends and I discovered that sitting in the stairwell is much cooler. We got a few weird looks and some funny comments, but it was much more comfortable to study in there. And aside from the occasional passing student, we were by ourselves.

    Food and Dining

    I'm not sure what the food is like, but the PUB is a nice place to hang out and do homework at.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends on the professor, I think. Some of the professors expect a lot out of their students, while others don't care too much. In general, the academics are not too demanding, in my experience, but also not too terribly easy either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors. When you start filling out scholarship and job applications, they'll want letters of recommendations from your past professors.

    In three sentences

    It's a nice school, though I don't like that people can smoke anywhere outside on campus. All the teachers I have had are nice, though Eastern doesn't have the best Math department, as a few people told me before I started attending. They do have some super awesome professors in the Education department though.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 117

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    Campus Safety

    There is rarely a day when I don't run into a campus police officer paroling the campus, making sure everything is safe and sound. They are always giving us updates if something is wrong or we need to be a little more careful. There are also little stations that you can go to if you are scared and need to get escorted or just want to get walked home. They are here to serve, protect, and make sure we stay safe. With that, I always feel comfortable and not as worried with them here on campus. Every dorm has their own specific policeman, which makes sleeping at night a lot more sound.

    Greek Life

    Our greek system here is so much fun. There is almost always something going on every weekend. Some of the events they put on for the whole school gets a lot of attention and a lot of great feedback. While I have not rushed, it's still fun to be a part of the cliche greek life system by supporting them in events, going to their parties, and enjoying what they do for the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs to join here at Eastern Washington. You can even make up your own club if we don't have it here. From drama to science to inter mural sports, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    If a student is a very hands on learner and can consume information better in a smaller classroom, then Eastern Washington University is the right school for them. It's not as small as a high school, but isn't as huge as a state school. It's also a very athletic school, so if you are a sporty type, then Eastern is right for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this really awesome tradition for the freshman, it's called passing the pillars. Moments before the procession, the students gather for their class picture. Then they walk through the pillars and up the brick pathway that leads to historic Showalter Hall. Faculty, staff and alumni line the pathway cheering on the students as they begin their Eastern journey. It's amazing and gives you the encouragement that they need.

    Bang for the buck

    At Eastern, you are paying for the foundation of a bright future. The money used ensures that one is getting the best professors, education, food, and campus life that one should endure over the course of a college experience. They do a lot to make sure you are getting what you need in order to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    While Cheney is a small town, it still has plenty of options when it comes to having fun. There are multiple shows, events, dances, etc that the school's ASB and the greek system put on. Along with that, Zip's is open all day and night, there is a bowling ally that is just 1/2 a mile from campus, and when you have friends and an imagination, you can basically find anything fun to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good, but can sometimes get monotonous. Swoops and the Roost are the best on campus by far, but Tawanka, the buffet style dining hall, is good for if you want something quick or you need to use meal counts. Overall, the quality of the food is good and the atmosphere is fun.

    Dorm Life

    Eastern's dorms are very nice and accommodating. Of course, your privacy is limited, but in the end you are meeting people and experiencing college like everybody should. As long as you make the most of it, then you'll be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Since Eastern Washington University is a smaller school, it makes the classes very intimate and you get a lot of one on one interaction with the professors. They are always willing to help and there are tutoring programs here that give you even more opportunities to learn and help. Eastern wants you to succeed and they give you a ton of options to do so.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend that you get out of your comfort zone and get involved with the school. There are so many great opportunities around campus that you could miss out on if you live like a hermit crab in the dorms. Get out there, make friends, and make your college experience a memorable one.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is such a great school to attend if you are looking for a more intimate and small college. It's faculty and staff are above and beyond when it comes to academics and campus life. The education that you get at Eastern will help you get started on something big, your future.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Help out with basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, stay in class, and get off to a good start.

    In three sentences

    I think it is good and it is close and economical for my needs.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern Washington University is very big on safety, many procedures and safety tips are posted in various places around the school and they take threats to the safety of their students very seriously.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities that you can join. usually they are posted around campus or on the EWU.EDU website.

    What to do for fun

    There are usually posters about different events that go on throughout the year like dances, open mike night and different talent shows you can do to. the school also has a game arcade, a swimming pool and basketball courts. Lots of fun opportunities are available you just have to keep you eyes open.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different places to go to get yourself something to eat I recommend swoops or the pub to any prospective students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing but sometimes neighbors can be loud and the hallways can stink up if everyone isn't careful with their trash disposal. The dorms are cleaned regularly though and the bathrooms are always clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said before everyone wants to help you and are very aggressive with the dealings for your future, they want to help you no matter the cost to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is large so when you get your schedule I would look on their website for a map and make sure you know the quickest route to each class from wherever you will be at. check your student email regularly and when you leave your dorm DO NOT FORGET YOUR CARD!!! take care of your books so you can return them to the book store at the end of the quarter for a partial refund. and when you use the dinning services I would advise printing the schedule so you know what is open on each day and what time they close.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University in Cheney Washington is a college were everyone tries to help you succeed in everything that you want to do. They help you plan out your schedule and have many different degrees in which you can branch out to. The school is clean and offer many opportunities to students to attend social events and entertainment is provided in many different aspects. The dining service is amazing and the housing is equally amazing. That being said I rate Eastern Washington University with the highest rating possible.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    While I have been attending Eastern I have not heard of many criminal activities. However if they do occur, the Cheney and EWU police are quick to respond and resolve the matter. The collaboration between the Cheney and EWU police, makes me feel very safe and at ease.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students at eastern are very involved in a variety of clubs and activities. The school offers a variety of Intramural sports for all types of students.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is a great school fro students that are determined to succeed in class. Whether you are a genius or an average student, you will find that if you have the motivation to succeed in class and you struggle your teachers will help you succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    With anything in life, you get out what you put into it. While i personally feel that college is too expensive, at Eastern Washington University, I feel that i am getting bang for my buck. I am getting a great education and i don't feel overwhelmed with debt. Eastern offers a general scholarship for students that helps minimized the amount of loans needed. Also i have come to find out that the grants the school offers based on need, are very generous for those that qualify, however students should really stick to the deadlines to received the full benefits.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern recently opened the University Recreation Center. The URC is a full gym with an indoor track, a full hockey/skating ring, basketball court, and rock climbing wall. Eastern also has a indoor pool which is open all year round. Around Cheney there is beautiful scenery. Turnbull wildlife refuge and Fish Lake are not far from campus for the outdoor type of people. Along with some great trail for biking and hiking as well. If a student prefers gaming, Eastern offers two computer labs dedicated to online gaming, which is up to date with latest and most popular games.

    Food and Dining

    The food is like any other cafeteria food, however Eastern recently opened the University Recreation Center with a new restaurant called the Roost. The roost is a show kitchen, that has some really great food, everything is prepared for you as you order it, rather than just picking up food that has been sitting under a hot lamp. I must admit that the Roost is really good and more preferable than the cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    When I lived in the dorms i absolutely enjoyed it, the staff are always nice and will to help you transition and adjust to the college life. The dorm stuff puts together activities for the dorm and really try to get to know everyone that lives there. The staff at the dorms i lived in, and from the other dorms as well, strive to make the dorms not only a community, but a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor at Eastern varies with the course demands. While your typical 100 level courses aren't very rigorous by design, they still are very useful and prepare you for the rigors of the 200-400 level classes. With that said the teachers are your most valuable assets while in school and will help you navigate the rigors of their course. Eastern also offers academic success centers for students that find classes difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to prospective students is to start their college career hitting the ground running. sit at the front of the classroom and go to class everyday, start off with your easier classes so that you may get a feel for how college works and that you don't feel overwhelmed. Do the best you can in these classes as to boost your GPA, since your major classes will be harder. Always ask your teachers for help and keep track of your progress in class. One thing that is very true about your teachers is: if you go to class every day and participate and turn in all your assignments, your teachers will work with you until the end. Breaks are earned not given.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is a four year University that offers great education for its students. The teacher to students ration is fairly good, with teachers that really care about their students success. The campus is also big enough to have a the feel of a big with while being small enough that it does not intimidate its students.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This program is definitely worth the money. I am happy that I was able to work in the daytime and attend class at night.

    What to do for fun

    In Bellevue there are tons of things to do outside of the mall/dining/shopping/entertainment. There are trails and hikes within 20 minutes of campus.

    Food and Dining

    I did not experience EWU dining.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I improved my communication skills with my professors. If you're having trouble keeping up with the work, talk to your prof, they are there to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for upper division classes, they are much more challenging than the first two years of college.

    In three sentences

    I attend class on the Bellevue campus. The times are convenient and the classes are intimate. I am very satisfied with my education here.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police work to make sure we stay safe, and they are friendly with everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Native club is a great club to be a part of: everyone is welcomed with open arms.

    Great for these types of students

    Military, vets, single parents, married students, nontraditional students, because all are welcome.

    Bang for the buck

    This place is great if you are willing to get yourself out there and meet new people.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center...great place to work out.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food for everyone (including vegetarians).

    Dorm Life

    I've heard it is great and very convenient. The RAs are friendly, too.

    Academic Rigor

    Very manageable

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any school, keep up with all deadlines and take the time to interview professors before you take classes with them (if you can).

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is located in a great area: not in town, but not so far out of town. It is very diverse. And, it is a wonderful place to make friends and establish connections.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere on campus. Excellent learning environment with good professor student ration and numerous majors to choose from.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can't miss a football game on our red turf. In 2010, Eastern Washington University was the Big Sky National Champions! There is a ton of other activities to do, but the hubbub surrounds the football field.

    Food and Dining

    To say the least-- Wow! The food here is not only delicious, it is affordable. My favorite coffee place is called Thirsty Minds and they have the best bagels and coffee any way you want it!

    Dorm Life

    Eastern Washington University is known for its tight-knit community. People genuinely care for one another and are not afraid to go out of their way to say hi to you. It is nice to be around this environment in the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern Washington University is academically rigorous. However, if you make the effort, professors will bump up your grade because they see that you care about learning and preparing yourself for a future career. Put in the effort, show up to class and care about your education and you will succeed academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Washington University is the one and only place to Start Something Big. It is known for being one of the more affordable, tight-knit and career-promising universities in the Pacific Northwest. The professors, counselors, and staff want the best for you and will go out of their way to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is the one and only place to be. You will see that Eastern is known for its affordability. When you graduate, you will be an employer's #1 hiring possibility.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't stay out past five. Things are also stolen everywhere, so make sure you keep your stuff within sight all the time!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The PUB has an awesome computer lab with GIANT comfy chairs that not a lot of people know about. Top floor. In the back. Way cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern's tuition is going up, but it's still the cheapest in the area--maybe even the state! When all employers care about is the two letters by your name (AA or BA), why pay more when you can get the same thing for less?

    What to do for fun

    There is always an activity going on at campus! There are events during the day in the middle of campus (bands, obstacle courses, speakers), and there are sports and other club events every night. Anyone and everyone can participate in the events even if they're not a member of the group or club. People at Eastern are fun and friendly.

    Food and Dining

    I love the choices of food and dining Eastern offers every day. They have great food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Most of the food is reasonably priced, and there are a lot of menu and restaurant choices.

    Dorm Life

    The students at Eastern could use a little help. It's not necessary to party EVERY night. A little fun in college is great, but when you and your roommates suffer from your choices every night of the week, it's not cool.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern is a low-key college. Your education depends on you. If you are willing to put work into getting a good education and actually read and do your homework, you will learn. If you're not a self-motivated person, Eastern doesn't really care. They will still pass you in classes even if you haven't really learned anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell prospective students to get as much of an education as you can BEFORE college! The skills you bring with you make a huge impact on how well you do in college. We need to be learning more in our country before college compared to while in college. The skills students are leaving universities with today are the skills they should've had before entering college! Any knowledge retained before college will make life a lot easier while in college.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school committed to a good education and a good experience. They always have activities on campus, and they always offer many classes to help students grow in their knowledge. They really try to make college a wonderful experience.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit at night and has emergency call stations all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life is a growing and prospering one. There are many mainstream sororities and fraternities including some Latin sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would say there is a club to join or an activity to participate in for everyone. Some clubs even offer scholarships!

    Great for these types of students

    All types! EWU is a friendly campus!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much you can do on campus! EWU offers ice skating, rock climbing, laser tag, pool tables, sauna, swimming, and basketball courts. In addition, there are always EWU games to attend, dances, activities, sorority and fraternity events, and much much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good and the prices range but there is always something good to eat and at low prices. The hours are also very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    EWU has many different types of dorms that can fit most everyone's personality. I really enjoyed my freshman year in the dorms although you are not required to live in the dorms your first year like other colleges.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Washington University has the lowest tuition rate in the state. They have a really great education program as well as an awesome medical program.

    In three sentences

    The university is very diverse and helps introduce many cultures to its students. Eastern Washington University (EWU) offers many opportunities through it clubs, sports, organizations, and campus activities. The campus in general is not all that big but not very small either, just the right size for me.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is a little overpriced for the education given.

    What to do for fun

    There are lakes nearby that are fun in the summer. Spokane is only 15 minutes away for movies and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but I've heard good things about them.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are easy as long as you show up.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend completing math requirements before attending EWU.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is full of friendly students and staff. They have small class sizes. The math program is horrible!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Again, I don't plan to be too involved with this category because I won't be staying on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not going to be familiar with the dorm life because I'm living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school offers a great variety of majors and areas of study for students' interests.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University has a beautiful campus. It's location is also fantastic because it's close to more urban areas without being in the middle of the bustle. I really appreciate this school for being cost-efficient and offering lots of help.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The captain will give you his cell phone number if you need him for something very important. They will shuttle you, if you need a ride. They seem very helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for every type of student.

    What to do for fun

    You can use the gym, which has many activities in it, like different workout equipment, swimming, running, playing basketball, racquetball.

    Academic Rigor

    You will need to work hard in your classes. It is not like high school. You need to be responsible with you homework and daily assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to call with questions. Don't put anything off, do it right away. Take a tour of the campus with someone who knows what and where everything is at.

    In three sentences

    It seems like a friendly, welcoming, fun campus. It's not to small or to big. It seems just right. The staff I dealt with seem very helpful and they didn't make me feel like an unintelligent person from the questions I asked.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm sure there are some hangout spots I don't know about..

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!

    In three sentences

    While I didn't choose to attend here, I did visit the campus and it seems like a nice little school.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Usually students travel to Spokane for fun activities because it is only a short drive a way and has a lot more to offer than Cheney. Usually going to movies or out to yogurt is apopular among Eastern students. Otherwise, snowboarding during the winter months or heading out to the lake make for fun adventures during the different seasons.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many option for eating through the dining services at school. The majority of places around school are fast food so it makes eating healthy a challenge.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms when I attended Eastern; therefore, I have no idea how they compete with other Universities.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this school are wide spread. Some of them are phenomenal, while others were hired at random and have no idea how to do their job. Paying for a college education, I would expect the professors to be more top notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms for at least a quarter to make friends. Join outside clubs to expand interests and meet new people. Take oppurtunities to talk with professors and older students about fun activities to engage in around Cheney.

    In three sentences

    It is an affordable school that is small enough to make close friends, though big enough to branch out need be. On a negative side, because this school is a commuter school it looses the University feel. Eastern is an accredited University so whether it is the best or worst experience you will still be graduating from a good school.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of campus security, always someone there if you need help.

    Greek Life

    Lots of soroities and fraternities, too many to count.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, we got it! Diversity Club, Interfaith Tolerance Club(even the atheists joined!) Rock climbing, bowling, fishing cooking, wine tasting,chemistryand many more.

    Great for these types of students

    We have new forensics lab, so of couse forensics. Chemistry dept. is fabulous! ( I hate chemistry by the way) Engineering and Biology.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our campus is 125 years old, so we have Ghost tours. We also have pancake breakfast at night during finals week.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable, good education. I have one child who graduated from EWU, ans 4 attending, plus me. Love that school!

    What to do for fun

    Cheney is a very small town, with lots of restaurants. There are tons of activities on campus all the time. Spokane is about 20 minutes away by public transportation. Tons to do there. Public transportation is included in tuition.

    Food and Dining

    We have very good food venues and one fine dining restaurant on campus. You can buy a quarter meal package that goes on your student ID, and the local vendors and restaurants will accept the points.

    Dorm Life

    I commute from home, but I have heard that campus life is very nice. Lots to do, even pancake breakfast for free at night during finals!

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended 3 colleges, this one is tougher that CSUN.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the cold in the winer, lots of outdoor walking between classes. Study, study study!

    In three sentences

    Very socially active, diverse, and affordable. The professors are real people, who really care about what they are teaching their students. Very flexible class schedules.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern employs many security officers who are consistently watching the campus, and have constructed phones around every corner with which one could call for help.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are ready and willing to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern offers quality education for an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    From the climbing wall to the bustling cafes, there are many places on campus to enjoy yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Eastern's campus is home to many cafes and restaurants, all of which offer delicious, quality food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are well monitored and set up in a very open, relaxed fashion.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern is a fairly laid back school, however, it is a accredited university, and thus quite the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask for help, the teachers will not pester you about your progress, but they will happily answer any questions.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is very welcoming to new students. Their staff go above and beyond their jobs. Eastern's class sizes are large but well managed

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everything is pretty safe. There's campus police (with emergency phones scattered around campus) and the town Police department about a block away from campus.

    Greek Life

    There are the social Greeks (which have houses) and the Cultural Greeks (historically Black, Latino, etc.) It depends on what you want out of a Sorority/Fraternity, but you can definitely find one that suits you, just make sure to do your research. (And the Cultural Greeks accept all cultural backgrounds, fyi :) )

    Clubs and Activities

    There's pretty much something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Greeks are always having dances and raffles and things like that, which are fun. The best thing is the end of year Luau held by the Hui O Hawaii Club, which has a great dance performance and really yummy food.

    Bang for the buck

    Colleges are getting really pricy nowadays, but if you keep your grades up and do what you are going to college to do (get an education) then it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Kick it with new friends! There's the gym, an ice rink, and a climbing wall on campus, and when you have big stretches of time you can drive the 15-20 minutes to Spokane.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, pretty expensive if you don't have a points card. Tons of fast food places around, and a really great new Middle Eastern restaurant in town.

    Dorm Life

    All of the Residential Advisers are really nice and involved. The whole system is really good and helping you meet people and being there when you need something. The dorms are fairly comfortable, too.

    Academic Rigor

    Steady amount of homework, but nothing you can't handle if you actually sit down and do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lotion as the weather in Eastern Washington is really dry. Purchase snow boots with good traction for icy pathways. Talk to new students; everyone is just as scared as you are about meeting new people. Get involved!!

    In three sentences

    EWU has good academics and nice teachers. The gym is really great and fairly new. The overall experience is pretty typical for a small town college.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always around and on alert. I have never felt scared on campus at night or on weekends.

    Greek Life

    Small Greek system at Eastern, but a great way to get involved and stay busy on campus!

    What to do for fun

    Bowling at Rosa's in Cheney is fun and the pizza is delicious. If you want to do something closer to campus, check out the rock wall or ice arena for events.

    Food and Dining

    Some food on campus is better than others, there is the general 'lunch room food' and other gormet options. It is difficult to remember to eat healty when there are hamburgers and hotdogs floating around your head. The smoothies are a must try!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are unlike any other, Morrison and Streeter are all brick and modeled after a hospital while Pierce and Dressler are giant spheres overlooking the red football field. The RA's are helpful, friendly and have useful tips. The friendly competition between the dorms is always firece.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern has a brand new athletic facility, complete with a rock climbing wall and ice hockey rink. New buildings are being built all over campus with state of the art computers. Each season

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! The more involved you are in campus activities and events, the more people you get to know and the more fun you will have. Classes are more exciting when you know the people you are working with and it makes for some productive study sessions.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is full of spirit, RED, and upbeat Eagles. The opportunities are endless and everyone is encouraged to 'start something big'! Teachers are interested, helpful and inspring.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police will help you out in anyway you can. They can escort you to home if you want them to when its REALLY dark out.

    Bang for the buck

    When you first get here, in your mailbox, they give you coupons for Domino's or Carl's Jr. Which is great because they accept your food points card!

    Food and Dining

    Again, if you live in Brewster, its kinda a 7-10 min walk to campus to get something to eat if you are walking. Or go to a local food restaurant. On campus, they have a lot of variety and they try to make it healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, it can be good or bad. I live in Brewster Hall, which is far from classes and food on the weekends but I have my own room and thats pretty great for a freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    So far the classes and book to get are great and cheap.

    Tips for prospective students

    Cheney is sorta far away from everything. BUT, its a great way to get to know the area.

    In three sentences

    Everything is great here! Everyone is super friendly and help out anyway they can. The food is great. It can be quiet but you'll find your way to make it work out and be loud when you wanna be.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rarely if ever unsafe or feels threatening

    Greek Life

    Below Average

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 150 on and off-campus clubs and activities to participate in

    Great for these types of students

    Want a rural college experience Small class sizes 4-Year College education Close-knit campus community Plan on starting something BIG

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have an on-campus hockey rink!

    Bang for the buck

    What you would expect for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Hockey, Ice-skating, Rock Climbing, EPIC adventures, Dances, Plays, Free on-campus events, Respected Presenter from the local and international community.

    Food and Dining

    Huge variety, fairly inexpensive, some-local chains accept on-campus dining cards.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm's are nice and tight communities. What you put into it is what you will get out of it. If you invest in the community life of the dorm you will meet lots of friends, participate in many super fun activities, and meet study partners.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to get 4.0s in your classes it will take some extra effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not renowned for anything in-particular, so if that's what you're looking for EWU is probably not for you. However, it is a school where you set up to succeed from the get go with a close-knit campus and professors eager to invest in their students. I would recommend doing your own research and planning out your 4-year course plan prior to meeting with an adviser or department counselor.

    In three sentences

    A smaller state school focused on the future success of its attendees. Smaller class sizes allow for a more personal education with your professors and a great foundation to make new friends and colleagues. Located in a rural college-town their is plenty to do on campus as well as easy access to the city of Spokane a few miles away and surrounded by the great wilderness of the expansive inland northwest.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't make exceptionally bad decisions and you'll never have a problem.

    Clubs and Activities

    So very many to choose from. Lord of the rings and Anime to Kendo and fencing. Or you can start your own

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone. You will find a niche and I've never seen a well populated area so devoid of intolerance.

    Bang for the buck

    While EWU is cheaper than most school and you get a decent education, tuition has been rising since I started college.

    What to do for fun

    Campus holds a million opportunities for enjoyable activities. Sometimes you'll have to dig. We have live music in the center of campus almost 3-4 times a year at no charge. Miscellaneous festivals and even on campus trick or treating.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple coffee shops, a large cafeteria and even an on campus restaurant. They city is small and geared toward what college students need. Everything is in walking distance. walking from one corner of town to the other takes about 45 minutes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very unified. It's just like living with friends: it'll be irritating sometimes and a blast at others. Most people on campus are understanding though. If you have a problem, speak up.

    Academic Rigor

    My first two years were easier than high school. This last year was a bit more challenging. Keep your head up. Study buddies help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a friend in each class; they can help you study. Don't study too hard, but don't party too hard either. If you have ANY problem at all, talk to your advisor. They are helpful and caring and if they can't help you, they always know who can.

    In three sentences

    The class sizes are usually perfect, not to big or too small. A majority of the professors are willing to work with you in almost any situation. Campus feels safe and comfortable.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is one of the most affordable colleges in Washington state. I am so far satisfied with the education I have gotten for the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are several fun things to do at Eastern. You can go to the Rec Center and go ice skating, or play basketball. You can also go swimming, rock climbing(indoors) or work-out. There are also games to go to and often there are movie nights on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great at Eastern. There are several different options and at reasonable prices. Almost all of the food is cooked on site and is always fresh.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms but I have talked to many students who have informed me that it is very nice. I have seen the dorms and they are student friendly and fun to be in.

    Academic Rigor

    None of Eastern's classes are easy a classes. You have to actually work in all of them. This helps the students that thought high school was to easy by giving them a challenge and students who need help can find help all over campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a school that is affordable and gives a good education, this is the school for you. Eastern is one of the least expensive schools in Washington state. It also has many different options of classes to take.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is a school made for anyone and everyone. There are first generation students, full grown adults who want a new start and high school students in running start. The campus is beautiful and not to big. The teaching staff is very understandable and easy to work with.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a pretty small town, though somewhat close to Spokane so there is little to no crime. Just be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of, and just enough to get a good taste.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots. Check them out and join some, it's good school spirit and builds relationships.

    Great for these types of students

    Finish school asap, inexpensive, and flexible school schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I usually steer clear, unless you're the spot-light type, go and do as much as you like, there's plenty.

    Bang for the buck

    What more can I say about a state school education. It's good, just make sure you're on the Dean's list as much as possible and apply early for scholarships, otherwise, everything is due one after another.

    What to do for fun

    Winter, snow sports. Fall and Spring, with rain...read or drink, maybe both. Summer, the world is your playground.

    Food and Dining

    They are some good spots in Cheney, really depends on what you're looking for.

    Dorm Life

    I'm at a satellite campus so work part-time and thats about my life, work and school for now.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes can be extremely difficult and you may scrape by with a C average, if you're an average intelligence hard working student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the teachers and faculty to understand what background they come from, thus obtainin the grade you want can be easier. More importantly, what you want to do with your degree should be already figured out.

    In three sentences

    Great Locations with flexible class hours. Affordable tution even for international students. Faculty could be better, though for a WA state school, they are satisfactory.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Top notch safety

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern offers many many clubs and activities. I definitely recommend joining a few

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to visit the football field. The AstroTurf is completely red, which matches the school colors. I thought this was really neat.

    Bang for the buck

    To be honest it is little pricey but you get what you pay for. The staff at Eastern are wonderful and really care about the students. The classes are spot on. I cant wait to go back.

    What to do for fun

    There was a great amount of things to do for fun at Eastern. You can watch a football game, go to the gym, join a yoga class, swim and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The food was pretty decent and they have a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers really seem to care and you need to be on top of your homework if you want to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before your first day I recommend getting a tour of the campus and seeing where your classes will be, that way you wont get lost. Also Study study study!

    In three sentences

    Eastern University is a amazing school. It has a beautiful campus and great professors. I loved it there and plan on going back.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. There are emergency buttons around campus in case of an emergency. There are campus police on patrol.

    What to do for fun

    There are games that you can attend and cheer on for the EAGLES!!!! SWOOP our mascot is the best!! The dorm halls have times where they go somewhere together which is fun. They went to scarywood and bowling for a free night. Something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I don't really eat at the food courts. But every once in a while I go to the market and buy something there. The food is pretty expensive, but I enjoy it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm. Its nice not having to live on campus your first year in college. But I do have friends who do live in dorms and they are pretty sweet!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are fairly good. I havent had my final yet. Im just a freshman, but I know that the professors are there to help you in any way they can. They want you to do good, so use them to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great college. The students seem to be really into the sports. The red turf field looks very cool. That one of the reasons why I chose to attend here. The campus is really nice. It reminds of a park. There are squirrels that run around but its a beautiful environment to be around. You would really enjoy it!!!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington was my first choose of attending. I didn't think I would be accepted but I did. It is expensive to come from out of state, but I am working on that with scholarships, grants, and hopefully not too much loans. I love the college.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is a nice place to be, EWU is located in a small college town but there is still plenty of activities to do on or off campus and Spokane is only 20 mins away.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of choices for food that is offered here. My favorite is eating at Swoops, they have really good burritos there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty nice and Brewster is a great dorm if you want apartment like living.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have a great computer science department.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is nice campus overall. It has plenty to offer as well as help if you need it for homework. It is easy to study with the town being quiet and peaceful.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spokane is nearby and easily accessible by public transportation.

    Food and Dining

    the food is not as great as moms cooked meals but fairly decent for a cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Eastern is building a very new building complex for student to live in

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with sports, clubs, and organization. Don't be afraid to ask for help. always put school before first.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University has a low tuition rate. Eastern has a very beautiful and well maintained campus. Eastern provides a home away from home for those that are experiencing living away from home for the first time.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Greek Life

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Main campus is good for traditional students. Satellite campuses are great for students who's lives restrict them from moving to main campus. Online classes are also available for many courses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm getting a BA degree and do not have to pay to move from my home to earn my degree nor pay excessive travel costs; thanks to a satellite campus close to my home. Satellite campuses pay a higher tuition rate per credit because the university does not receive federal subsidy money for any student not at the main campus.

    What to do for fun

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Food and Dining

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live on my own near a satellite campus. Dorms only exist on the main campus.

    Academic Rigor

    My instructors are very knowledgable about the subject matter, have a great sense of humor and are sensitive to the fact that students have lives outside of class.

    In three sentences

    I really appreciate the knowledgable instructors. I am fortunate to have found a university that offers classes at locations in addition to the main campus. Classes are offered in multiple formats and at multiple times of day as well as times of year.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Thanks to the small town mindset the crime rate is pretty low. You could wander around after midnight and not worry about being harassed.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have quite a few clubs but be careful constant budget changes have certain clubs coming and going without warning.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a very cheap university and for what you get it's not too shabby. Just don't set your standards too high.

    What to do for fun

    If you are an outdoorsy person there is no limit. A 15 minute walk and you'll be out of the city in the deep woods along abandoned railroad tracks or walking alongside free range sheep. There is a wildlife reserve about 10 minutes drive from the campus. There are also a few bars and karaoke nights.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not great and if you chose to be in a dorm you will be required to purchase a food plan. The campus food is grossly over processed and the restaurants leave something to be desired. If you want to dine out or do grocery shopping I would highly recommend you go into the city.

    Dorm Life

    The living arrangements are painfully small with the freshmen dorms being the equivalent of a jail cell. Incredibly overpriced you are far better off finding an apartment complex down the road or along the bus route.

    Academic Rigor

    There are few teachers when you get into the higher level classes that will push you to explore for yourself. But for the most part you do what's on the syllabus and you get a good grade. Some textbooks though recent editions still have outdated information or old timey ideals.

    Tips for prospective students

    They're aren't too many opportunities to meet people so sign up for a club or activity right away. It helps to be an outdoorsy kind of person as there are plenty of mountains and cool places to hike. There isn't much of a nightlife.

    In three sentences

    A good general university for a cheap price. The teachers are pretty easy. But don't expect too much it is still located in the middle of a little farming town.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is alot less than other universities!

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of opportunities to get involved in clubs and activities! Plus Spokane and Idaho are really close.

    Food and Dining

    The food is yummy! The roost is better than the pub in my opinion

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your field of study, but all professors want you to succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work for the grade you want! College is about learning how much dedication you want to put into your education!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The teachers love to help whenever they can! The tuition is WAY less than other universities.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super impressed with the campus safety. The town is just a college town, but still has a police force, and then the campus itself has a crew of 12 cops that are just on the campus. Then there are several cadets that assist the police force on campus. Also they have stations where there is a place to hit a button, and if you are nervous to walk home in the dark or feel unsafe, a police officer will come walk you home. Campus safety is impressive!

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs and activities depending on what you are into!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to be close to home, and who live in Washington.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a red football field!

    Bang for the buck

    I expected more for the money I'm paying.

    What to do for fun

    You can walk around campus, go to the rec center, go to a sports game, or join one of the many clubs that are on campus! You can also go into Spokane, which isn't very far.

    Food and Dining

    Mainly fast food options but it is all really good!

    Dorm Life

    They do not tell you that the dorms are split based on class rankings. The floors are supposed to do stuff together, and they don't.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a great school, it challenges you and the professors are always around and willing to help you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you ask specific questions about what exactly you want to know. And ask around before you apply to the dorms.

    In three sentences

    It's a very pretty campus. The staff members are all very willing to help. It's a really nice school.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As safe as it can be

    Greek Life

    great greek life available

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities available

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who don't mind the cold weather

    Bang for the buck

    It is great for the cost

    What to do for fun

    Their is not much you can do for fun since it is a small town.

    Food and Dining

    Has just about everything you need.

    Dorm Life

    You may have neighbors who like to explode their sound system in the room and may not allow students to concentrate.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is not to strict.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never Procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is a great place to study. Along with its great staff, it has a great atmosphere as well. I love it here.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Just voted the safest college campus in Washington.

    What to do for fun

    The best thing to do for fun is to go into Spokane. It is a twenty minute drive from Cheney. It has everything. Malls, restaurants, and anything else you might want. Also don't forget to go to the sports games. The football games area blast, as well as the basketball and hockey games. Lots of club sports too. Lots to do without even looking to hard.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat on campus. Coffee stands are all over the place. Lots of great places to eat in Cheney too.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but from what i have heard dorm life at Eastern sounds great.

    Academic Rigor

    I have definitly been busy with work since I have been here. I would say overall though it is not bad. You have the choice to stay on top of your work or to fall behind. If you just do your work you will have no problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a foreign language in high school or you will have to take on here. The semester system can make it harder to graduate so pay attention to when classes are offered. If not you might be stuck here a while. And last just be ready to have fun.

    In three sentences

    It is a fun atmosphere with lots to do on or around campus. All of the professors are very helpful and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spokane has lots of fun things to do, but there are on-campus clubs, recreation groups, and concerts often.

    Food and Dining

    The food is tasty and there is a wide variety available (including vegetarian options) but it gets pretty spendy without a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't found the classes too difficult if you put in some time with your books and notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring winter clothes - it gets colder than you think. Ride the bus, it saves you hassle, money, and mileage on your own car. Use your print credit each quarter because it's free and it doesn't roll over. Take a tour when you get here so you know where all the labs and classrooms are.

    In three sentences

    The school has excellent resources for those willing to look for them in areas of academia, financial aid, mental health, and career preparation. Tuition includes a free bus pass (integrated on your student ID card) for any destination for the entire quarter - it really reduces the stress of commuting and paying high prices for gas. The campus is rated the top safest public university in Washington State!

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police and Cheney police are always on campus and patrolling the dorms. They are quick to respond to any phone calls.

    Greek Life

    26 Sororities and Fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for any type of student. They offer things for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    There are always concerts and different activities to do around campus. There are a lot of clubs and sports to participate in as well. And Spokane is only 15 minutes away!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure Eastern offers your major. If you are looking to major in Education, Eastern is the college for you.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school. It is very student oriented and I feel like I can ask any staff member for help. The professors are very approachable.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games are always fun. Stay active, go to the gym, run on campus during the spring, summer, and fall. Not so much in the winter. Snow is abundant in the winter, build a snowman.

    Food and Dining

    Great food. Nothing amazing, but meets the standard.

    Dorm Life

    Terrible. I advise going greek and living in or living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of resources to work with. Very good professors so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here to party.

    In three sentences

    Eastern. Is. Great.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will always feel safe here but just in case always have someone with you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of options!!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student will fit in here!!

    What to do for fun

    EWU has activities almost every night. We have an awesome recreation center that is open almost 24/7. We are also not to far from Spokane, where you can go for great shopping and entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great here just don't eat at places every night because you will get tired of them. If you come to visit eat at the Roost!

    Dorm Life

    It has its ups and downs... If you like quiet places I would suggest not living on campus and if you can handle noise and do work through it then you are set.,

    Academic Rigor

    Do not procrastinate your classes they will not wait for you. You pay for these classes so take therm seriously. Since you are on quarters classes will go by fast so stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you have you classes set and organized. If you are unsure of what you want to try all kinds of classes your first year. also get involved and find any program that can help you.

    In three sentences

    I love EWU because it is a small town and the school runs on quarters. the teachers are really helpful and as long as you are willing to learn and ask questions you will pass! I also love that EWU has a Program called trio; the program helps students that qualify with tutoring to organizing your classes.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have a team of ACTUAL police officers that patrol campus and care for the students safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to be involved in on campus! Any sport you would like to do we have, we even have hockey, lacrosse, kendo you name it!

    Bang for the buck

    EWU is the cheapest four year university in Washington state.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of events that take place on campus and around Cheney and even in Spokane, which is just a short drive/bus ride away!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different places to eat on campus, the food is good, and the places are relatively close.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life rocks!! Don't let other people that are inconsiderate of other people get you down though.

    Academic Rigor

    You must do your homework or you will fail your classes. Most class work is easy enough, but it does take time and effort to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research what major you want and come prepared to discuss it with your adviser. That way your a head of the game.

    In three sentences

    EWU is an amazing school. It has friendly people, amazing teachers and wonderful courses available. It is one of the best college's in Washington state as far as I'm concerned.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do. However it is motly in Spokane

    Tips for prospective students

    Going to Eastern is tough but if you stay in the dorms there are so many great opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is great, I just wish the town was bigger.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is great. They make you feel safe at all times.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much to do for fun unless you join a club or make your own fun somehow.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but there's not much of a variety of food and its kind of expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun for a while then it gets a little boring but as long as you can find something to do you will be fine. The CA's are great. There friendly and willing to help with anything they can.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't extremely hard but there not too easy either. The teachers are willing to help you when you need help you just have to go talk to them and ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't mind being stuck in the middle of nowhere then this is a great school to go to.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington university is a great school. It is not too big but not too small either. The only bad thing is that there isn't anything to do for fun.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Lots of options!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty big. They have a lot of space.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here aren't not to hard. It really just depends on the persons major.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs offered at Eastern range in variety. There's language clubs, bible study clubs, mental illness clubs, and sports clubs. All in all, there's a match for each student.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who live close by Cheney and don't wish to venture too far will find this college right for them. If you like quiet towns, you will like this. Students who enjoy being a part of many clubs will like EWU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have orientation week for freshman for the week before school, including the big football game against our rival.

    Bang for the buck

    EWU has the least expensive tuition in the state, making it a good choice for those concerned with the cost of college.

    What to do for fun

    There's clubs, sports, certain planned activities, and bowling on Main Street. Different clubs put on different workshops during the week for people to attend. There is an ice rink for those who love to skate.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, you have many options for dining. The food ranges from pizza to orange chicken and all things in between. My personal favorite is Tawanka, the buffet. On campus, you always have great food options.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend the dorms because they're convenient and fun to live in. You get to know people on your floor and make new friends. You even plan movie nights and dinners.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor depends on your major and the amount of courses you take in a quarter. Typically, they say it''s 1-2 hours of studying for each class, depending on what you retain in class and your study techniques. So far, the workload hasn't been too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to fill out the general scholarship application. Remember to do it one time. You never know what offers you might get.

    In three sentences

    EWU has great teachers who truly love the classes they teach. The food is great, the dorms are amazing, and I get to be part of a bunch of clubs. Being a college town works to the benefit of the school's quality.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Spokane Opera is wonderful!

    Food and Dining

    Again, I am not in Cheney and therefore cannot comment.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot give any insight here, as I am part of an off campus cohort.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard, enjoy what you are doing and show interest. As mentioned before, ask questions! This shows that you are interested and want to know more, not that you want to know what must be known to pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions, though be sure that you have already looked in hand outs, including the syllabus for answers. Teachers want to see you succeed and it is evident; they also want to see you earn the grade you receive.

    In three sentences

    I love the cohort I am part of, Social Work BSW. Our advisers are on top of each student and react quickly when we ask for help or clarification. The teachers are enthusiastic and love what they do, which makes learning from them so wonderful!

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Running Start is great

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in student activities and sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in student activities.

    In three sentences

    I am enrolled in Runnig and love it.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple things to do for fun such as sports, rock climbing, activities in the PUB, and many more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fairly good, but isn't very healthy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were pretty nice, but small. They're good for your freshman year so you can meet people and get to know the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic part isn't as difficult as you may think; being sure to go to class everyday and not getting behind is the tricky part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't miss a lot of class because the teachers don't care if you fall behind. You have to be self motivated and get your work done on your own time.

    In three sentences

    Good college to do your undergraduate program. Teachers are very helpful and kind. The campus is nice and not too big.

  • 05/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    EWU is located in the very small town of Cheney. The most popular thing to do for fun is simply hangout with friends. You learn to make your own fun when you live in a small town. There is also the city of Spokane about 15 minutes away which is much larger and has things like movie theaters and malls.

    Food and Dining

    There are about 6 dining options on campus that all have average food. Most of the dining options have more unhealthy food choices than healthy ones. So beware of the freshman 15!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Pearce Hall my freshman year of college. It was a good experience and a great way to meet people. However, most students as well as myself choose off campus housing options after their freshman year to save money.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor really varies dependent on your major and the types of classes you take. The classes in the math and science departments are notoriously very difficult. The classes in the business, marketing, and communications are known to be fairly easy. Also, I found the general education requirement classes to be very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend contacting a current student who is working toward the same major you are interested in. There is a lot of advice current students have to offer that can really help you in your college career.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University a school with a strong sense of community among the students. With smaller class sizes and professors who clearly love what they do, it is easy to get extra help when you need it. I am overall glad I am happy with my decision to attend EWU for three years.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    EWU prides itself with having an EWU police force especially for the EWU students and partners up with the Cheney police. Each officer has an assigned dorm that they check every day, EWU also has emergency posts on campus and a police buddy system.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and currently there are over 15 chapeters at EWU. Including Multi-culteral fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100+ clubs that are open for everyone to join and if there isnt one you can great it and become a founder!

    Great for these types of students

    EWU is great for First generation, internationall students, non-tradition, disabled, commuters students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the tradions here at EWU is that we walk through pillars that students back in the day used to walk through as they were getting to campus from their train ride.

    Bang for the buck

    I have had a wonerful experience thus far. I am an Associated Students of Eastern Washington University Superior Court Associate Justice, an Intern for the EWU Office of Admissions and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, I was an Orientation Leader here at EWU I know I wouldnt have had the opportunity to be this involved elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with friends and to go to the exciting events that Eagle Entertainments puts on for its students.

    Food and Dining

    7 different dinning locations that are offered at Eastern. My favoirte, the Roost.

    Dorm Life

    It is such a wonderful experience, everything is close by and best of all you meet so many new and wonderful friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Easern offers great Academic rigourness at an afforable price!

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to be very involved with everything Eastern offers and to know where all the resources are located at.

    In three sentences

    Eastern offers many opportunities for its students: internships, jobs and a great education for an affordable price!

  • 06/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There looked to be some cool clubs, and their library is impressive.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is impressive from what I saw.

    Dorm Life

    I'm so happy finding out that incoming freshman do not have to live in campus, that is going to make my life easier for going to school and work.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has some impressive classes and a great science lab.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go look at the campus before the year starts

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge, but everything seemed easy to find when I was visiting with some of my high school. It looked like there was stuff going on all over the campus and I'm looking forward to attending in the fall.

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overly safe you have 3 police departments policing the town such as the EWU PD,Cheney PD and the Spokane PD. Town is too sheltered and it is impossible to have fun when the Cheney PD busts every social get together.

    Greek Life

    Is a joke it feels like high school and they are not very tolerant of a diverse range of people. There are only 4 houses for girls so there is no reason to be that picky. I tried joining and they did not take me and I do not know why. I am a nice girl with good grades and i am not ugly or anything. I think a California Greek system would take me because I care to meet people and be part of a house.

    Clubs and Activities

    Flat out suck

    Great for these types of students

    Spokane residents only and Eastern Washingtonians. If you are from the West Side do not go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing I know of

    Bang for the buck

    Not really it is terrible that is why it is so cheap to go here.

    What to do for fun

    Go home for the weekend if you can or go into Spokane to escape the isolation.

    Food and Dining

    Worst food I have ever had in my life the food is really low quality and resembles microwaved food. The lettuce and veggies are all caned or from bags and never fresh. The dining halls have terrible hours and are very inconveniently priced. There is only one venue to use meal counts during the year and that is Tawanka which i personally call Taw-FAT-ka because the food is all starchy and sugary. There are limited quantities are nicer foods that meet a well balanced diet. The only nice place is the Roost however it is 6-8 bucks off your meal plan of 600 dollars a quarter.

    Dorm Life

    I do not recommend going to EWU and expecting a wonderful overall dorm experience. Most of the dorms are outdated,ugly, worn down and cheaply assembled. If you are forced to go to this school choose to live in the New Hall or Brewster because the facilities are a lot nicer since they are the newer buildings on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at EWU are not that challenging for me personally if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher from high school this school will be a cake walk for you. If you are a 2.0 student lucky to be admitted to college then Cheney will be your forever home because the academics are not as challenging unless you are in your major classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into the University of Washington and Western Washington University the west side of the state is more worth it. Most of the students on this campus are not that smart of have the same intellectual thinking as a UW student. I would say not to go here because it really sucks and it is not that great of a school. The weather is very extremely hot and cold through out the year. There is no scenery really the land is more barren than the west side so winters get really depressing.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is not a school for everybody. It is overly rural and not having a car is a nightmare. The town is a commuter campus and Cheney resembles a ghost town because everyone leaves campus.

  • 07/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern has their own police services. Officers often patrol the streets at night, walk around on all floors in each dorm to check up on people, and they're just so friendly and welcoming.

    Food and Dining

    The campus meals are great though it's good to go off campus and explore other food in the city. The meal plans are quite enough, it will last a long time so use it progressively and be on a budget.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Meeting new people on your floor, on many other floors gives you the opportunity to create new friendships and cherish the memories you had with them. It's a good way to find who you really are and what you have become throughout the school year.

    Academic Rigor

    The work at Eastern if fair. It really depends on the classes you choose, the instructor, and the difficulty level of work. Choose wisely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and all your hard work will pay off in the end.

    In three sentences

    EWU is a great school with such a beautiful campus. You get to experience all seasons, meet new people everyday, and get help from friendly yet professional teachers. I love Eastern!

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think campus needs more emergency polls that go off and I think they need a security escort system. Other then that everything is close so it's not dangerous. But just always be aware of your surroundings no matter where you are.

    Greek Life

    Even if you think Greek Life isn't for you, you should attend rush week just too see what it's about. You never know what it'll be like until you try, college brings new people and new surroundings. You will grow from every experience you have, so be bold and be open.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs and activities for everyone. Lots of diverse clubs ranging from helping plan student activities to cultural clubs or academic clubs. There's definitely something for everyone. There's a variety of activities on campus, ice skating, basketball, rock climbing, intramural sports, sometimes concerts and a big gym which I suggest you take full advantage of.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the lake when the weather is right. Rock climbing at school. Ice skating. Go the gym with friends. Go bowling! Enjoy the little coffee shops, window shopping in all the little stores in Cheney. Intramural sports are always good. Walk around Cheney, get to know your area. Go to spokane, there's a lot of things to do. Shopping, eating, laser tag, dining restaurants, clubbing.

    Food and Dining

    Tawankas-Great for sunday bfast Baldy's-good place to hang out in between classes, good for lunch or a snack Swoops- Great sandwiches The Roost- Good dinner or after football/basketball games If you know you eat a lot get a big meal plan, the last thing you want is to run out of money during finals week.

    Dorm Life

    Register early, the benefits are worth it. Shower slippers are a must. Be friendly with your floor. Watch your laundry! Keep your doors open during the day, you never know who'll you'll meet. Keep trash bags handy. If you plan on cooking don't forget pots and utensils. But other then that, get everything else disposable. Clorox wipes! Get in touch with your roommate before you start school, make conversation, split on who should bring the microwave, refrigerator or tv. Definitely get a cushion for your bed! Microfiber sheets! They don't lock the heat in like all cotton sheets. Shoe rack for the back of your door, closet shelves, they save space.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is tough, regardless of where you attend college. Everything will be a challenge, don't be afraid to ask for help. There are many resources to help when you are struggling. To be honest, the only person that stands if your way of achieving the things you want is yourself. Know when to ask for help, most of the time that is the biggest struggle for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes asap, and have a good relationship with your academic advisor. Be open to new things and new people. If you plan on eating a lot, which you will, get a big meal plan or else you'll run out. I just advise you to have a clear view of the things you want to achieve while you're in college so you can do everything to your abilities to achieve those things. Have a good relationship with your professors. Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you think it's a stupid question, cause chances are the person next to you is dying to know. Study! Make use of the library and the private rooms. If you need a tutor, get one! Ask for help, don't be scared. Sign up for programs that will benefit you, there are plenty of resources on campus. Take advantage of extra credit assignments even if you have an A+ in your class. Sit in the front, you'll pay attention and you can't fall asleep. Figure out ways you study best and work with it.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a stepping stone to starting the foundation for your future. Offers an effective learning environment. Learning experiences everywhere.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an entire police squad of campus security, they're constantly doing patrols around campus. Plus, there are emergency stations placed around. I've never once felt threatened while walking around at night, even by myself.

    Greek Life

    There are sororities and fraternities at Eastern, I've met several girls from sororities and they seemed to genuinely love their sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs around campus, although I've never actually heard of any meetings for the ones I was interested in! There are many activities if you keep your ears open, and there's always something going on!

    Bang for the buck

    Several of the dining locations are awesome to get more for what you pay. Tawanka Hall is buffet style for a meal count, while Swoops has huge burritos with whatever you want on it for about five dollars.

    What to do for fun

    There's free transit for Eastern students, so going into Spokane to watch a movie or just to go shopping or walking around is fairly simple. One bus will take you into downtown where there are many shops, hotels, and even a mall a block from the Plaza. There's also a bowling alley in the town, which I've heard is pretty fun. Other than that, there are many campus activities going on, poetry readings at coffee shops, or really anything you could think of within an hours ride or drive of the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food was generally pretty good, there are a couple things you learn to stay away from, but what college doesn't have that? My favorite places were Tawanka and the Roost and you usually get a good deal for what you pay.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something else. At Pearce, where I lived in my freshman year, there were people in the hall all the time on my floor, always talking. Every quarter there were many fire alarms, although that's to be expected in the party dorm as it has come to be known. Overall, though, I really liked the people on my floor and my CA's were really nice and helpful, and the dorm was right in the action of campus with the Pub being right across the road and the same with the Rec center.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to complete 36 gen ed credits to graduate, sometimes prereq's for classes in your major. Some classes are pretty hard, even if they are gen ed, but they're interesting and you can get tutoring.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are groups,clubs and organizations of all sorts to join. Greek life, intramural sports, to many to name but theres plenty to do and plenty of stuff to get involved in. Theres always something going on especially during the Fall and Spring.

    Food and Dining

    There is food all over campus, some solid places to eat and snack, there are campus stores and dinning areas, its not as great as the lager schools cafeterias but it gets the job done.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is not that bad. You can live on an all women floors or all male floors. The dorms are pretty involved in organizations and fun dorm competitions. There is plenty to do, its safe and in my opinion its a must do. Thats where you will more then likely find lifetime friends and potentially people youll move out of the dorms with.

    Academic Rigor

    College is college, its not meant to be easy, but it has its perks. Academics are the main and only reason why you should come to Eastern. Come prepared to study and work because it is priority, and if you do youll be able to have all the free time you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just come and be yourself, get involved and take advantage of what Eastern has to offer, there is plenty to do, lots of clubs and organizations to join. If you think youll like more one on one help and smaller classes its the perfect place, depending on where you are from its not too far or too close to home and the big city.

    In three sentences

    EWU is a small knit community, the people are fairly friendly and the campus is great. The sports teams are very entertaining and there is plenty to do. The campus is really diverse and when it comes to classes you can get a lot of one on one help.

  • 10/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are multiple activities you can do such as multiple sports, rock climbing, bowling, and dancing.

    Food and Dining

    It is alittle expensive but the food is good. There are multiple place to eat. Baldy's is the may dining area. They change their food everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experience living in the dorms but the campus seems friendly. There is lots of environment allowing for great study atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends upon the class and the professor. One class will be easier only because a certain teacher is teaching it. As long as you do your reading and homework, ask questions and study you will succeed in most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy school supplies, including books, from the bookstore it is expensive. Visit the campus before school starts and familiarize yourself with the campus. I have had great experience with the ESL program. The staff are friendly and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    I rate Eastern as a four out of five star University. The staff assists the students in every way possible. However, class scheduling is sometime inconvenient.

  • 10/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    EWU is a very safe campus. We have police officers on call if there is ever an emergency, and their department is located on campus. If there is ever an emergency, the police will be there within a moments notice.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do at EWU. Whether it is the sporting events where you can cheer on your fellow eagles, or the rec center where you can try to master the rock climbing wall, you will always have something to do on your down time. Plus, EWU is also really close to Spokane (about a half hour away) where you can go out and enjoy the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food at EWU is the best. You have a wide variety of choices at many different locations. You will love everything on the menu.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing. Everyone on your floor becomes your school family, and they are there whenever you need them. I would recommend that if you choose to come to EWU, you should definitely live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here at EWU are very fun, but they can also be equally as challenging. Make sure you use the resources that are offered like our on campus tutoring and study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on coming to EWU, make sure you get a chance to see the campus at least once because it is beautiful. Also, if you plan on living on campus, take part in the first weekend activities, because they are so much fun and you really get to meet some great people.

    In three sentences

    EWU is the best school out there. The teachers are accommodating and are always there to listen to your questions either in person or through e-mail. The entire school is a tight nit community and everyone is always there to lend a hand to anyone who needs a little help.

  • 10/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Eastern is extremely safe. Officers roam the streets daily, and campus police make sure that the halls are kept orderly and safe.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved with greek life, so I'm not the best judge of it. But from the rumors I've heard, I wouldn't recommend joining a sorority or frat.

    Clubs and Activities

    Eastern has something for everyone! Whether you are a swing dancer (like me), an actress (like me), a mechanic (not like me), or a chess player, you have plenty of options. We have hundreds of clubs to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Teachers! Eastern is known for producing the best teachers in Washington. And honestly, the world needs some more great teachers. EWU also has a really great psychology program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year, the school welcomes the freshmen with a ritual called Pass Through the Pillars. It's symbolic of the start of a new journey, and the adventure to be had. They are also the same pillars that every graduating class passes through.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern has a really great football team! Grab some friends, paint your face red or slap on an Eagles sticker, and cheer on the Eags.

    What to do for fun

    Cheney is a very small town that is all but empty during the summers. During the spring, you can see students picnicking, reading, or slacklining (think balance beams). Personally, I enjoy going with a group to Spokane (30 minutes away) and swing dancing.

    Food and Dining

    They say that everyone is doomed to gain the Freshman 15. But my freshman year, I ended up losing ten pounds. I owe it all to the light meals that the school provides. (Avoid the orange chicken if you'd like to live.)

    Dorm Life

    Eastern just got a new dorm, and it's absolutely amazing. This year is the first year that it's open, and it's extremely luxurious. It really feels like living in a hotel. The older dorms are great too, if you like spotty wi-fi and fire alarms at 3 in the morning. (I've lived in the dorms all three years.)

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern is a great school, unless if you intend to study math. Our math department is made up of 90% grad students. Our professors have even warned their students about the math program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you thrive in warm weather, Eastern might not be the right fit. We have bitterly cold winters, and although the spring weather is absolutely lovely, if you're not a fan of the cold, it's probably not a good place to be.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a great school if you intend to become a teacher, or are interested in psychology. If you are looking for a cheaper university with some really great professors, this is the school for you. Cheney is a great community with a lot of really nice people.

  • 10/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports! Fraternities

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!

    In three sentences

    A nice environment. you get your moneys worth. A very diverse campus.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many different activities including sporting events, ice rinks, contests, and club activities.

    In three sentences

    Good atmosphere. A lot of premium programs. Energetic teachers passionate about the subjects they teach.

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports games, rock wall, tons of clubs and student activities.

    Food and Dining

    I have a picky stomach but everyone else loves all the food.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love EWU. The faculty and students are great, and the campus is beautiful. I highly recommend EWU for anyone looking to go to a smaller, reasonably priced university.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have an on site police force that do nightly rounds in every hall and dorm hall. There are emergency phones set up all over campus. When one of our fire alarms goes off or a break in alarm the police and fire department are there in under 5 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty involved around campus. They put on a lot of the welcome week activities and they are very involved in things like the homecoming parade. They also are always doing fundraisers for the food bank or cancer awareness.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always things on campus to do and there are new clubs forming every year. I am in Leadership and we help put on fun activities like taking local kids around campus to go trick or treating or even mentoring elementary kids.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type. I would say though you should like seasons. In Cheney you get all 4 seasons very drastically. Summers are 110 and winters are -10.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know if we have anything unusual but we do have some traditions. During welcome week all the Freshmen get to do walk though the pillars, in which we walk along the pillars in the middle of campus and do a mile long high five line with upperclassman and professors. A unusual place though would have to be the kissing rock. This is supposedly a rock hat kids will go to to kiss but I have never seen it and I have never heard anyone say they have been there.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern has the lowest tuition in the state of Washington but that doesn't mean they skimp you out on things. There are always activities going on weekly like a hypnotist show or even henna tattoo night.

    What to do for fun

    I like to go to football games on the weekends. On the weekdays the campus recreation center is always fun because we can go ice skating or rock climbing. I also like to just walk around the beautiful campus, especially in the snow.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Eastern has a buffet restaurant which is super good and they always have Sunday brunch. The sucky thing is only one restaurant is open past 8pm. But all the food is good and the dining staff is really friendly and helpful.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is super fun at Eastern! The LLC's (Living Learning Communities) are great! The CA's are super helpful and very fun. There are always dorm activities going on like movie nights, dances, or scavenger hunts.

    Academic Rigor

    I have only finished my first quarter but the classes are challenging but if you do the work and use the office hours the teachers give you, you are golden.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be just get involvedYour first year of college won't be fun if you don't get up and join a club or go to a game every once in a while. It will be fun and help you make the most out of college.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is a beautiful college with tons of fantastic people. Eastern's teachers make lots of time for students to meet with them one on one to help. Eastern is a school that everyone loves to be involved with.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to a city though it takes 20 min, then you can have fun. Join a club and get in community!

    Food and Dining

    A few choices to get food at late night

    Dorm Life

    Average. Not too bad. You can do room change whenever you feel uncomfortable to stay with your roommates.

    Tips for prospective students

    Middle size university Not party school

    In three sentences

    Good surrounding to study Not much places to hang out Kind everyone!

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Horrendous

    Dorm Life

    I have an extremely difficult roommate but not everyone has been faced with these problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet frequently with your academic counselor.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University provides an accepting and open environment while pressing students to find themselves in their social and academic lives. The university challenges students but allows them to use their own methods to solve problems. Eastern has an extremely diverse student body as well.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is plenty of resources and the police are nice and personal.

    Greek Life

    Dumb kids join these and party hardy. Not a smart choice to join one of these. My exception is Sigma Alpha Lambda the fraternity which is also a chapter of the national honors society and leadership organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There really is something for every student. There are small, medium, and large clubs to join. Plenty of opportunities to demonstrate growing leadership abilities and you can put it on your resumes.

    Great for these types of students

    Math lab is great for math and non-math students. Science and computer building is great for the computer science students and for biology lovers. Tawanka is a buffet lunch and dinner location that is great for the super-hungry and the super-hungry athletes.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are sick or just don't feel like going to class, then take a day off. It's perfectly socially acceptable to take this well-deserved Eagle Day.

    Bang for the buck

    Books are expensive, but you can usually buy them for cheap online.

    What to do for fun

    Besides sporting events and club events, not much else G-rated fun. You have to go to the neighboring town, Spokane, for fun. Don't fret EWU is a 30 minute drive away from Spokane. Or, if you don't have a car, take the bus. Its a free ride for EWU students.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options for your specific diet (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, high-carb, low or fat-free). Lots of food is locally grown. Weekly farmer's market. Lots of effort put into meals and you can tell.

    Dorm Life

    This is geared mainly for the freshmen and sophomores. Every floor is either gender neutral, single-gender, or has a focus (i.e., interest in sports, outdoor activities, leadership, school subjects, etc.). There are plenty of opportunities to get involved (paid and unpaid) to help you feel another sense of purpose. Plus, there are brand new dorms that are tech-savvy and have nice full kitchens and laundry on each floor. Also, the rooms, hallways, bathrooms, and study rooms are significantly larger than any other dorms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    EWU is an academically rigorous school and the professors expect A LOT out of you. That being said, there are plenty of study resources and aids to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to dedicate plenty of time and energy to your studies as this is THE reason why you're going to college. Second, branch out by joining a club because it will help you grow your friendship circle and will give you an additional sense of purpose. Third, use the resources available for academic success. You pay for them in fees so you may as well use them. It won't hurt.

    In three sentences

    It is a growing university in a small town. The football, basketball, and track & field sports are amazing and help define EWU. The academic programs are great and students have a plethora a resources to help them reach their goals, get a degree, and find a job post graduation.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    During the winter I go up to the mountain to snowboard and ski with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus very much, but they have a Thomas Hammer in the Student Union Building that I go to quite often.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have friends who do and enjoy the living very much.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from a community college, and only having a quarter under my belt, academics are clearly an important aspect to this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to counselors, they are incredibly helpful. Also if you are struggling in your classes be sure to seek help from professors and TA's.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Washington University is a wonderful educational institution. The counselors are incredibly helpful, as well as the professors. I transferred Last fall and am very happy that I did.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I am currently in rock climbing club and I absolutely love it! I had never climbed before but I was welcomed with open arms. There are so many different clubs offered that anyone should be able to find a club they are interested in joining. I would highly recommend it because it's an easy way to make new friends and try out something new!

    Great for these types of students

    Cheney is definitely in a colder climate. If you love the cold and quiet, small downs, Eastern is the school for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week there is a huge bonfire in downtown Cheney and they do bed races. This is a team of five people. One person is on a bed (it's kind of like a big hospital gurney type contraption) while the other four push them. They race one block and then the person on the bed jumps off and puts on provided pajamas as fast as they can. They then jump back on the bed and the team races back to the starting line.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern sports teams are pretty talented so it is always fun to go to a game! You can also take a quick drive into Spokane for all kinds of adventures. There is also a bowling alley in Cheney. And of course you can always stay in and watch movies!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options around campus for food. I never run out of choices that's for sure! Sometimes it is a little harder to find healthier meal options but it's not impossible!

    Dorm Life

    I would suggest living in the dorms for the first year. It is an easy way to make new friends and to stay aware of all of the activities and events taking place on campus. The dorms may seem small but in reality they have a ton of storage space and they work out very well.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Eastern require a lot of busy work but they aren't any where close to being impossible. The teachers may require you to do a lot of reading or have a lot of little projects. As long as you stay organized and do the work you are assigned you will do just fine!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Eastern make sure you apply for financial aid before February! I applied late for the school so I didn't receive any financial help from the school my first year there. I would also suggest visiting the school! They offer informative tours and can answer any questions that you might have.

    In three sentences

    Eastern has a beautiful campus. Eastern is very diverse. Eastern is not in a big town but it is close enough to one that you can take a quick day trip into the city.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police around campus, and systems are around campus, so if you feel like you're not safe, you could pull it and the campus police should be there. I haven't done it yet because I already feel safe. EWU is very safe campus. They enforce a lot of things just for our safety.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in greek life, but it does look fun to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    EWU offer a lot of clubs and activities. There practically any activity for everyone. I am in the Hawaiian club and being in the club makes me feel closer to the campus. As a freshman, I think it is important joining clubs. Its a way for you be very involved while on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    I think EWU is great for any type of students out there. The diversity in this school is so awesome. There's mostly all type of ethnicities around this school. Its a lot fun seeing them around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think the most unusual locations on campus are the farthest buildings only because you mostly see everyone in the middle of campus and when you go to the farthest campus, no on is there but just a handful of people.

    What to do for fun

    We have a ice skating rink. I like to go there just to relax. EWU also offers different activities every week. I like to do some just for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright on campus. I am telling you it will be the same food everyday and you could get sick of it in just a week. Every dining area is pretty good. I recommend eating at The Roost. Their food kind of suites everyone. If you like a buffet type of dining place, you would go to Tawanka, If you're a sandwhich lover, Swoops, and The Brick Deli would be for you. Baldy's is my last resort, but I do love their build your own parfait section.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is okay. It is a bit expensive, but I am from Hawaii so it is my go to place. The space is not that big, but it is enough just for you and your roommate. I live in Pearce Hall, one of the oldest halls, and the fire alarms are very sensitive. It got kind of annoying when they would go off late at night. Every hall is different. But having to experience the dorm life is awesome. It was a way I met all of my friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The smaller classes are a lot easier to do and a lot easier to learn from. But as you are doing your prerequisite classes, there are some that are lecture classes and those are the hardest classes. I think that because you practically just sit there and listen to your professor lecture, and you have to go back home and teach yourself the material. I don't like those type of classes, but if you do there are some classes to choose from. But I recommend taking smaller classes.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. They offer great programs and a lot of activities. They also have great staff.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Depending on where you go on campus, the food can differ but for the most part certain places are amazing while certain places feel like you're chewing rubber. There aren't too many different choices to go on campus but still rather enjoyable.

    Dorm Life

    It's great, as long as you like who your roommate is, but they give you a few opportunities to switch roommates or just use the room by yourself, which is also great. Rooms are perfect size, they have a heater, a big window so you can look out, and a decent sized dresser, walk in closet, and more than enough desk space for anyone to work on.

    Academic Rigor

    If you do not sign up for classes by the first couple of days that registration is going on, don't count on getting any necessary classes. Too many times they've tried getting me to join online classes. The need for more professors is great because they have 300+ students in one class and just one professor. Classes are obviously time consuming, as they are in any college.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do for fun. I pretty much just sit in my dorm. There are activities on campus, but they aren't my thing, maybe they're yours!

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay, but it gets old fast. I spend my food money at the market and just eat in my room. There is on campus coffee, but definitely is not equivalent to Starbucks or Dutch Bros. There is a Safeway close, so maybe a smaller meal plan and buy stuff at Safeway as well.

    Dorm Life

    Almost everyone on my floor parties all the time! It is really annoying with constant Sub use and vomit everywhere. However; there are still many people who do not party. You can meet friends by being on campus. The Freshman dorms are Dressler and Pierce. The other dorms might be better, but there is close off-campus apartments which is cheaper and better.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel as if I have been educationally prepared more than others so my classes are easier for me. However; In all the classes I have taken, besides English, there are a bunch of people who are having trouble. There is free on-campus tutoring for any subject, as well as study groups for math and science classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year, even though it sucks, but it is helpful to talk to teachers and get help for classes. Look up your professors, some are great and some are terrible. Get help in classes! Even if you think you're doing fine, you can always do better. Wait until your second quarter to get a job, or join a sorority/fraternity. These things will severely cut into your time to focus on your classes, I know people who do both and fail all their classes.

    In three sentences

    EWU is a great school, I have had amazing professors, but my roommate hasn't. The campus is the safest in the state, which makes my parents very happy. There are many opportunities to get help in classes which is nice.