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?
- The highest award 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
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
EWU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EWU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards EWU has earned from around the web.
|#23||Highest Paid Physical Sciences Graduates||College Factual|
|#52||Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#63||Best Education Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#71||Best Psychology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#74||Best Psychology Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
|#219||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
Where Is Eastern Washington University?
Contact details for EWU are given below.
|Address:||526 5Th Street, Cheney, WA 99004-2496|
How Do I Get Into EWU?
You can apply to EWU online at: www.ewu.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for EWU
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into EWU?
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.
Can I Afford Eastern Washington University?
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
There are also 1,654 graduate students at the school.
Of the 9,498 full-time undergraduates at EWU, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Washington University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||333|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,627|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at EWU has changed over the last few years.
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|
|Biological & Biomedical Sciences||9%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||12%|
|Child Development & Psychology||36%|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||7%|
|Communication & Journalism||2%|
|Communication & Media Studies||1%|
|English Language & Literature||9%|
|Finance & Financial Management||1%|
|Geography & Cartography||17%|
|Physiology & Pathology Sciences||23%|
|Visual & Performing Arts||14%|
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|
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 Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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