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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
About Eastern Washington University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Website
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 fraternities or sororities. Some of us came for Division I athletics. Some came for the state's lowest tuition and the friendly campus community.

We all stayed because we make a difference. After all, life at EWU is about the community. People smile. They give you high fives. They want to hear your story. They want you to belong. They want you 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
96%
SAT Range
870-1090
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$11,393/ 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
$7,681/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,060Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,413
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 74 responses
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  • Pretty approachable and friendly
    50%
  • Average
    28%
  • Friendly and caring, but reserved
    9%
  • Unlike any other
    5%
  • Intelligent and creative
    3%
  • STEROTYPICAL
    3%
  • Diverse
    1%

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
    52%
    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
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    I really liked the professors and how they really care about students. Other than that it was pretty fun, but can be very boring. The town of Cheney doesn't have much to do, but there are fun things to do on campus like ice skating, basketball and other athletic activities. The food wasn't very good, but it wasn't terrible. I really enjoyed the education, but I got stuck with a first year professor, and she was not good at teaching, and I couldn't end up passing my class because of that. Other than that my other professors were great and I really enjoyed their classes. There are plenty of parties and drunk people that walk by every night, and it isn't fun because sometimes I try and sleep but can't because drunk people are yelling right outside my window. It's been a great experience, especially compared to high school. This is a great University, and it's very cheap too!
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    They are able to give students individual or plus group access to tutors in most subjects! Also, most professors are willing to work with students for getting extra help/explanations if there is any confusion during lecture. But, the key is communication on the students behalf. EWU has renovated the PUB building which even has a panda express withing the building.
    It is a more affordable school to get your education. Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington, with programs offered at campuses in Cheney, EWU Spokane at the River point Campus and at multiple campus locations throughout the state. Also you can get many degrees online as well through EWU!