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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
From Eastern Washington University

So who are we? We're not the type of people born with silver spoons. We're the type of people who work hard. We'll have fun in college, but we want a job when we're done. And we don't want debt. At all. In fact, half of us graduate debt-free, and 93% are employed after we graduate, which is definitely above the national average.

Some of us came for the state’s lowest tuition and friendly Eagle community. Some of us came to expand our opportunities. Some of us came for the networks and knowledge to help us build our best futures.

We all stayed because we make a difference. After all, life at EWU is about the community. People smile. They want to hear your story. They want you to belong. They want you to succeed and to change the lives of people around you.

Welcome to the only college on earth where the grass is always redder--and not just because the football field is bright red.

Eastern Washington University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
870-1080
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,751/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,753/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.109 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
70
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
68
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    72%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,910Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,498
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 73 responses
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  • Pretty approachable and friendly
    51%
  • Average
    29%
  • Friendly and caring, but reserved
    10%
  • Unlike any other
    5%
  • Intelligent and creative
    3%
  • STEROTYPICAL
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.139 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.171 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
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  • Great
    27%
  • Average
    19%
  • Accomadating
    18%
  • Its an mixture of all of the above
    17%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Perfect
    5%
  • Mediocre
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $43,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    44%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    87%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

    Eastern Washington University Reviews

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    I have not enjoyed online learning at all this year. I am very much a extroverted people person who has to talk to new faces to have a smile on my face. With these classes being online and by Zoom, my will to work hard on school work has dwindled. I used to work on homework weeks in advance because I wanted more time to learn from the teachers. Now, I use Chegg and work on homework while the teachers are lecturing because I have lost interest in the class. I do not like myself for doing this, but being in a public setting was one of the most important reasons why I liked school!
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    I obtained my bachelors of arts in psychology at EWU's satellite campus in Bellevue. The program offered here was fantastic! The staff at the time were so passionate about what they teach, they were attentive, and wanted to anything and everything to help me move forward into graduate school! Dr. Seiver believed in me and changed my life! I could not be more grateful for her! I would recommend this program to anyone.
    The online classes at EWU were great, the professors were very involved with the students and always available to answer any questions! Also because Of the many discussion board that we had, it gave us a chance to get to know each other Between students and the professor. Online classes proved me more flexible schedule with my work and still able to do well in class. Amazing professors with great feedback.