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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
Eastern Washington is a public university located in Cheney, Washington in the Spokane Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,032 undergraduate students. The Eastern Washington acceptance rate is 95%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Psychology. Graduating 47% of students, Eastern Washington alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $32,900.
About Eastern Washington University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
95%
Application Deadline
May 15
SAT Range
850-1080
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,397/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,388/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,003/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,065/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,800/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,535/ year
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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.121 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.120 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,032Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Pretty approachable and friendly
    52%
  • Average
    30%
  • Friendly and caring, but reserved
    7%
  • Unlike any other
    6%
  • Intelligent and creative
    3%
  • STEROTYPICAL
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.136 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Great
    25%
  • Accomadating
    19%
  • Average
    19%
  • Its an mixture of all of the above
    18%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • Perfect
    5%
  • Mediocre
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses
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Eastern Washington University is a great place to go to school. The atmosphere is great and there is always something to do around campus. The campus is absolutely stunning. Plus, everyone there is so nice and genuine. The professors are great and are always willing to work with the students. In addition, the facilities on the campus are top notch. Labs have new equipment and the interior of the buildings are always very clean and current. There are many activities to go do at EWU. Many students enjoy attending the football games that are played on red turf. I would recomend this school for anyone who is looking to make great memories!
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As a student, my experience at Eastern has been like a dream. The dorms are comfortable and clean, food is a short walk from anywhere on campus, and the classrooms are state-of-the-art and incredibly clean. The average freshman scholarship is about $14,000! That's over half of the usual, in-state tuition. Many of my highschool teachers attended Eastern, and they ended up being incredible teachers. The campus is big enough to feel free, but small enough to feel safe when I am walking alone. Security is never more than a minute away. To add to all of this: the buffet is stellar.
Eastern Washington University was a fair priced school and very diverse. Although, it is a small town, I didn't fear for my life or felt as if there were bad neighborhoods or places to avoid. That being said, the places to eat or have tasty food isn't necessarily in Cheney, but Spokane isn't too far away and the bus system is wonderful!