Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate
10,148
Students Applied
83%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1288
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision March 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
93%
Out-Of-State Students
6%
US States Represented
36
Countries Represented
36
21%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1062
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
480
75th
590
Reading
25th
480
75th
570
3.10
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
383
$30k - $48k
205
$48k - $75k
208
$75k - $110k
210
$110k+
298

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 866-298-4968
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
If you are interested in the college, it's a wonderful choice! You will meet lifelong friends here, as well as be affected by engaging, student-centered professors. The college offers many programs, but we are most known for our Education, Law Enforcement, and Business/Finance programs. Don't doubt yourself in succeeding at this college, and,or, in finding friends. :)
Amy from Ellensburg, WA
It has an amazing music program. Everyone there is so nice, they will make you feel welcomed and at home. Best place to go to school!
Valerie from Camas, WA
Get out there, go to every program. You might meet people with the same interests of you. Plus, it is good to meet new people. Don't stick with your high school friends all the time.
Norma from Buckley, WA
Get all of your financial and registration paperwork done early. The more you procrastinate, the harder it will be for you to get aid and into the classes you want. Also, remember that this is not high school, you have to actually try to get a passing grade.
Robyn from Walla Walla, WA
Make sure to keep a lot of options open for what you want to do because there are a variety of things to do here and you might find yourself changing majors/minors a lot!
Katherina from Tacoma, WA
This school is more than just a learning institute. if you just make small talk with anybody working there, they can help you with any problem you need. all you need to do is ask. and if you don't know what problems you have, there is somebody that can help you with that too. whether it is from grades to personal stuff. there is always a friend right around the corner
Austin from Henderson, NV
Be open to every experience! Get involved in your residence halls, clubs, activities, anything! Don't be afraid to be yourself and try new things; everyone is accepting here. Be sure to pack the appropriate weather too-it can be in the 100's or the 20's!
Taylor from Manchester, WA
Bring lots of warm clothes, snow boots, and a couple rolls of quarters! Because the campus is small, it's not that hard to get around, but make sure you know where you're going and give yourself plently of time to get there. There's also a greyhound bus station here! Make sure you buy the tickets three weeks ahead of time, because they're a lot cheaper that way. And make sure you go to things like the free on campus movies or hit the gym! It's a great way to meet new people and make friends.
Nikita from Saint Helens, OR
Prepare for the wind! And bring some snow boots as well. Other than that, just know where you're going and enjoy everything Central has to offer! Not enough people take advantage of the amenities.
Noelle from Olympia, WA

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