Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA, USA
3.77 Average Rating

Originally founded in 1891 as the Washington State Normal School, Central Washington University is a 4-year public institution. Central Washington is home to six colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 135 academic majors as well as an Honors College. In addition to classroom space, the CWU campus hosts the Sarah Spurgeon Art Gallery and Museum of Culture and Environment. For sports fans, Central Washington fields 13 men’s and women’s varsity teams known as the Wildcats.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town
In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 22
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 978
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision March 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
14,972
Total Number of Undergrads
14,427
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
27%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$14,647
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,361
Out-of-State Tuition
$22,342
0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
81%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,220
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
76
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Yakima
Portland
Pasco
Spokane
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$44,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
Through Central Washington University, there are thousands of students who have the potential for educational success. Because of this, and because of Central's great ability to contribute to the education of its students, I would give the school a ten out of ten. I've enjoyed every aspect of this school and am very proud to be a Wildcat!
Haellie from Buckley, WA
Central is a college that makes one feel like they fit in. No one looks down on others. Central Washington University is a place where fun is encouraged, but it does not interfere with school work.
Billie-Jean