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Eastern Washington University Overview

Located in Cheney, Washington, Eastern Washington University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Cheney is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

What Is Eastern Washington University Known For?

10,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,150 Avg Cost After Aid
96% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest degree offered at EWU is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from EWU with a bachelor's degree make about $43,100 a year. That's 6% more than those who graduate from other schools.

Eastern Washington University Rankings

EWU is ranked #967 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, it is ranked at #19.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that EWU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for EWU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 97
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 149
Best Colleges for International Students 696
Best Colleges for Diversity 827
Best Colleges 967
Best Colleges for the Money 1,103

Where Is Eastern Washington University?

Location of Eastern Washington University

Contact details for EWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 526 5Th Street, Cheney, WA 99004-2496
Phone: 509-359-6200
Website: www.ewu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ewueagles

How Do I Get Into EWU?

You can apply to EWU online at: www.ewu.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for EWU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into EWU?

96% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
EWU has the high acceptance rate of 96%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to EWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 430 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 440 to 530 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 430 to 560 )
200
800
EWU received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 17 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 17 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Eastern Washington University?

$12,150 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of EWU is $12,150. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for EWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,368 $8,488 $12,987 $17,472 $18,325

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At EWU, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,227 a year. That adds up to $24,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EWU is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Eastern Washington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,060 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,473 undergraduate students at EWU, with 10,060 being full-time and 1,413 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EWU

There are also 1,134 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,060 full-time undergraduates at EWU, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EWU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Washington University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EWU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 272
Black or African American 329
Hispanic or Latino 1,565
White 5,948
International Students 462
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,484

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Washington University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at EWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Japan, and China.

Online Learning at Eastern Washington University

583 Took All Classes Online
3,490 Took At Least One Class Online
10.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 33 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at EWU. In 2017-2018, 3,490 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EWU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of EWU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Washington University was 10.6%. This is the #1,292 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EWU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EWU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 22%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 9%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Chemistry 13%
Child Development & Psychology 36%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 7%
Communication & Journalism 2%
Communication & Media Studies 1%
Economics 16%
Education 4%
Educational Administration 36%
Electrical Engineering 23%
Engineering 3%
Engineering Technologies 7%
English Language & Literature 9%
Finance & Financial Management 1%
General Education 3%
Geography & Cartography 17%
Marketing 28%
Music 19%
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 23%
Psychology 6%
Visual & Performing Arts 14%
Writing Studies 28%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at EWU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at EWU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geography & Cartography #17
Dental Support Services #19
Mental & Social Health Services #33
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology #37
Public Health #45
Social Sciences #95
Psychology #114
Health Professions #452

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Washington University Majors

In 2017-2018, Eastern Washington University awarded 4,878 undergraduate degrees and 804 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 92 17 0
Allied Health Professions 0 10 0 0
Anthropology 0 13 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 184 37 0
Chemistry 0 15 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 69 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 44 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 100 8 0
Communication Sciences 0 29 24 0
Computer Information Systems 0 85 5 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 68 0 0
Criminology 0 62 0 0
Dental Support Services 0 46 3 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 10 0 0
Economics 0 30 0 0
Education Philosophy 0 1 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 47 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 24 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 6 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 21 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 81 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 17 0 0
General Biology 0 141 9 0
General Education 0 0 30 0
General Engineering Technology 0 18 0 0
General English Literature 0 32 11 0
General Psychology 0 132 6 0
Geography & Cartography 0 10 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 9 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 14 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 0 5 0
History 0 26 7 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 53 0 0
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 109 0 0
International Business 0 9 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 20 0 0
Journalism 0 11 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 8 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 39 0 0
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 10 0 0
Marketing 0 65 0 0
Mathematics 0 9 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 63 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 19 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 11 0 0
Music 0 9 7 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 18 0 0
Nursing 0 55 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 1 0
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 7 0 0
Philosophy 0 10 0 0
Physics 0 1 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 105 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 35 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 16 0
Public Health 0 13 15 0
Recreation Administration 0 15 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 26 32 36
Romance Languages 0 28 0 0
Social Work 0 76 64 0
Sociology 0 25 0 0
Special Education 0 14 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 76 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 86 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 12 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 6 4 0
Writing Studies 0 4 21 0
Total 0 4,878 732 72

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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