Central Washington University is ...
NCAA Division II (with football)
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Central Washington University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.104 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.104 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management198 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies197 Graduates
Elementary Education161 Graduates
Social Sciences144 Graduates
Logistics and Supply Chain Management123 Graduates
Public Relations64 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.93 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.129 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.71 responses
Central Washington University Reviews
What I really like about CWU is that it's a really nice environment and it makes you feel welcome and at home once you, for example, take a tour on campus or go through the events of the first 5 days here after moving in. It's also a very diverse and a very spirited university, everyone is really spirited even the upperclassmen here. College is hard but it's also fun and interesting and you get to explore around your majors and academics and go to events, see your interests in clubs, etc. I hope whoever reads this has the time to go through a tour here at Central and hopefully feels determined to come here and enjoy the excitement this university shows proudly. If not, it's okay!
My Central Washington University experience has been great! The staff are great people who help out whenever you're in need of it. The professors are also great who get the material across in an understandable manner. They're are quick to respond to your emails and to find them in their office hours for extra help. All resources are easy to access around campus. They're are many programs to help out students whether they are first year or senior students. Central Washington continues to grow and I continue to having a great experience with this University.
This university was the perfect fit for me! Ellensburg is far enough from the city, but not too secluded. So I always feel like there's something to do. CWU has the perfect class sizes for people who enjoy getting to know their professors. I think my largest class had 80 people in it, and my smallest had 15. I work as an RA in the residence halls. So I can tell you that they are fantastic places to meet new people. My only complaint about this university is that there is not much school pride. But, the university is working hard to change that.