Eastern Washington University Overview
Eastern Washington University is a public institution located in Cheney, Washington. 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, 72% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, EWU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $43,100 a year. That's about 6% more than their peers at 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.
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.
|#1||Best Reading Teacher Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#8||Best Business and Innovation/Entrepreneurship Teacher Education Schools||College Factual|
|#37||Best Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Schools||College Factual|
|#38||Best Dental Support Services Schools||College Factual|
|#54||Best Mathematics Education Schools||College Factual|
|#104||Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Schools||College Factual|
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||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into EWU?
Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 80%, and the acceptance rate for women is 78%.
Average Test Scores
About 76% 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 460 and 560. Math scores were between 420 and 530.
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
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At EWU, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,303 a year. That adds up to $25,212 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at EWU is 5.4%. 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 2,057 graduate students at the school.
Of the 8,685 full-time undergraduates at EWU, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Washington University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||314|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,530|
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 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of EWU
The following table shows how EWU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
Online Growth Rankings of EWU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Washington University was 155.5%. This is the #328 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|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||9%|
|Human Development & Family Studies||9%|
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|
|Family, Consumer & Human Sciences||#14|
|Human Development & Family Studies||#14|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#16|
|Health Sciences & Services||#22|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#30|
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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