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Central Washington, founded in 1891, is a public university. Its 350-acre campus is located in Ellensburg, 110 miles from Seattle.

Website: www.cwu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
14,427
Undergraduate
Students
(52.7%) 7,604 Women
(47.3%) 6,823 Men
545
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 12,320 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.06
SAT Math
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
521 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
19 average
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $24,021
Out-of-state: $39,702
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,562
Out-of-state: $23,243
Room and Board
$12,637
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$10,448
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,900
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
420
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Ellensburg Population
18,348
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Seattle
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
53% of women participate
Fraternities
47% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
4.1% Black/African-American
16.3% Hispanic/Latino
8.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.9% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
52.5% White
13.4% Unknown
International Students
2.4%
First-Year Students Returning
69.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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