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About Eastern Washington University (EWU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




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Eastern Washington University(EWU) is a mid-sized 4-year public university located in Cheney, Washington. The University's roots date back to the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy, which opened its doors in the town of Cheney in 1882. After that, the university went through a number of changes in terms of development and improvisations. In 1961, the college was renamed Eastern Washington State College, reflecting its expanded offerings, and entered a period of explosive growth. In 1977, the school was renamed Eastern Washington University. Today the University has more than 10,000 students with 150-course offerings.

Eastern Washington University's mascot is an Eagle, which shows its vision and determination as to its core integrated values. The University is committed to providing high-quality education to the students through innovative learning and research. The students are prepared to succeed in a competitive job market and contribute to their career fields. It welcomes students, faculties from all over the world irrespective of caste, creed, and religion. It is the fastest-growing public institution in the state. It has been ranked 6th in our category for Best Online Colleges in Washington.

  • EWU is the public university whose students, faculty, staff, and alumni make profound and significant contributions to the economic and social vitality of the region.

  • University's acceptance rate is 64% which means that almost all the applicants are selected to the university and thus it makes the University an 'easy' school to attend.

  • The student population is 12,279 which consists of 10,790  full-timers and 1,489 part-timers.

  • Looking at its reputation, a lot of non-resident students come to attend the University, which suggests the ethenic and cultural diversity of University is moderate. 33% percent of students are minorities or students of color.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 21:1 with a total graduation rate of 47%.

  • The University has developed a concrete curriculum for a study involving both offline and online modes. At present, the University offers more than 150 areas of study and degree programs like Associate, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-graduate doctoral.

  • The students of Eastern Washington University who are no longer in school starts their first salary with $45,300, which is 32% higher than the national median

  • Institutional Accreditation is by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

  • The University houses quite a number of games under the athletic division of NCAA Division I.

  • Looking back on its rich legacy, EWU has been a house for many present days celebrities, politicians, and spokespeople. Some Notable alumni of EWU are Thomas Hampson, Rodney Stuckey, Micheal Roos, and many more.

Online Education at EWU

The online program at EWU lets you earn an EWU degree on your schedule with the comfort of your own home. Non-admitted students can take classes for two quarters before being enrolled as a student. The online classes were evolved in the University to make quality education accessible to all with a pocket-friendly price tag. Nevertheless, the effectiveness of these online classes is extremely high.

EWU Eaglenet is the online Learning Management System adopted by the university. The University is extremely meticulous in terms of the effectiveness of the online courses and they give an equal share of work for both the kind of students. The courses are full-credit and the most popular online courses being Multi-disciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts.


Some of the student’s reviews are given below

  • The campus is very attractive and there is plenty of grass to lounge in between classes. It is filled with diverse people which always makes the path for new learnings.

  • Teachers are well experienced and always there to help the students. There are a lot of resources to complete the degree successfully. There are great opportunities for internships.

  • The workload is reasonable and the curriculum is fantastic. There are guest speakers arranged by the university to motivate the students to get success in life.

Location & Contact


526 5th Street
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The ranking according to the U.S.News report is given below

  • It ranks 77th in Regional Universities West.

  • It ranks 24th in Top Public Schools in the States.

  • It ranks 52th in Occupational Therapy in America.


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th May

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

870 - 1080

ACT Range

17 - 23

Application Fee




High School GPA


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Ranking itself 5th among the lowest acceptance rate in Colleges in Washington, the Eastern Washington University makes the admission moderately competitive. Last year out of over 8,374 applicants, 5,311 were accepted for further admission processes making the net acceptance rate, 64%. The school ranks 15th in Washington for the highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EWU accepts 64% of students who apply

The academic requirements are quite high with an average SAT score of range 870-1080 and an ACT tests-core of 17-23 is preferred. High school transcript and an estimated GPA of 3.24 and onwards is a mandate. Having said this, the University mainly attracts ‘B’ grade High School students for admission. Making into EWU is considered quite a deal and looking at the legacy of brilliant academics and record career-shaping programs, it is worth it. Other information which one should keep in mind while applying for the University are:

  • One must have a test score complying to all the aforesaid categories to make into EWU. 

  • The college offers virtual campus tours, e-counseling, and educational webinars as well. 

  • If applying online, refer to the official website of EWU

  • Planning for a campus visit then follows this address location: Eastern  Washington University at 526 5th St, Cheney, WA 99004, United States. The visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for weekdays.

  •  For any queries, one can email to EWU using their official email id(admissions@ewu.edu) or call them at  509.359.2397 or fax them at 509.359.6692.

  • If you send test scores, EWU's SAT school code is 4301, and our ACT school code is 4454.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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The annual cost to attend Eastern Washington University for a instate/resident student is $23,011 and that of an out of state or international student sums up to $40,132. The fee difference between a resident and a nonresident student is approximately 74.4%. Having said the numbers, EWU's cost to attend is on the pricier side.

But through years of legacy brilliance in academics and grooming the students to have an edge in the industry, the Net Cost to Attend EWU pays off. 10 years after enrolling, the average income of former Eastern Washington University students who are working and no longer in school is $45,300, which is 32% higher than the national median. This suggests a high Return of Investment on the student's part. Most of the students after graduating from University either continue further studies in the Univerity under doctoral research programs or get placed in multinational companies.

The Average Net Price of investing in the EWU is $10,751.To gauge a more realistic view on the campus tuition fee, the University offers financial aid in the form of student scholarships, federal loans, and grants. Around 60% of the students avail of some sort of financial assistance.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Business Administration, Management...

174 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

145 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

143 Graduates

Psychology, General

134 Graduates

Biology, General

125 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

124 Graduates

Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

86 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

74 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

73 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

72 Graduates

Social Work

71 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

69 Graduates


68 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

65 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

64 Graduates


57 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

49 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

47 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

44 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

40 Graduates

Research and Experimental Psycholog...

38 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

37 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

33 Graduates

Engineering Technologies/Technician...

33 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

33 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

33 Graduates

Political Science and Government

30 Graduates


25 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

25 Graduates


24 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

24 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

23 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

20 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

19 Graduates


18 Graduates


17 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

15 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

13 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

13 Graduates


13 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

12 Graduates


11 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

11 Graduates


10 Graduates

City/Urban, Community and Regional...

10 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

10 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

10 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates


8 Graduates


8 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

7 Graduates

International Business

6 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering Related Tech...

6 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

5 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

2 Graduates

Public Health

2 Graduates


1 Graduates

Teaching English or French as a Sec...

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




56% White

10% Unknown

3% Black

16% Hispanic

7% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$56,953 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,170/year.

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Division Sports Nickname

Eagle: Swoop

School Colors

red and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Sky Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country



Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $12,405 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 45% male and 55% female students.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - 310

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


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< $30K


$30K - $48K


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$75K - $110K


> $110K


The university understands the difficulty of the working class and the importance of education at present. The total financial aid distributed by the university so far is $62,607,587. The FAFSA application must be filled by the candidate who is seeking financial aid. Eastern Washington University (EWU) Federal School Code is 003775.

  • The Federal-Aid includes Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loans, and Pell Grant.

  • The State Aid includes EWU Grant, Washington State Need Grant (SNG), and College Bound Scholarship.

  • The Institutional Aid covered by the university includes Automatic Scholarships, WUE Awards, Honors Scholarship, and Transfer Achievement Scholarship.

  • The Military Aid provided includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and the Tuition Assistance Program.

Other than this, the University has the scheme to award meritorious students for encouraging better performance. These come under academic scholarships. If a student meets the minimum GPA requirement (usually 2.80) and has submitted an admissions application to EWU, they may be considered for an award. If a student is enrolled in a degree-seeking program, they may be considered for an award. This includes undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral students.

To more about the various financial assistance given by the EWU, refer to the official link as mentioned above.

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