Central Washington University, located about an hour-and-a-half east of Seattle, offers 135 undergraduate majors and 30 master’s degree programs. With 12,342 students, CWU consistently ranks as the top school in the state for offering the best return on investment for its students. A number of Central’s degree programs, including Business, Information Technology and Administrative Management, Music, Writing, and Education, have been recognized for their excellence in national and regional rankings. Additionally, for the fifth time in six years, Central has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award recognizes higher education institutions that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Central Washington University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.103 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.112 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies189 Graduates
Elementary Education155 Graduates
Social Science Research Methods135 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management106 Graduates
Exercise Physiology71 Graduates
- of students say they don't have Greek life.101 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.137 responses
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.71 responses
Central Washington University Reviews
Administrators seem hesitant to make progressive changes to practices and procedures involving suicidality, mental health, available parking, drug use, and wifi at CWU. The wifi is poor, even in the library, and this page took several minutes to load. Streaming music via the school's wifi is difficult, and on-campus gaming is so difficult that it's the subject of many jokes in the dorms. There's never enough people working the counseling center, and the campus police respond very aggressively when students report suicidal ideation, which is a dangerous combination. There's also never enough parking, so please don't bring your car if you decide to attend CWU.
Still, I think the professors are wonderful and the campus is great for longboarding and biking. Rock on.