Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington, founded in 1882, is a public, multipurpose university. Its 335-acre campus is located in Cheney, 16 miles southwest of Spokane.

Website: www.ewu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
11,410
Undergraduate
Students
(53.9%) 6,148 Women
(46.1%) 5,262 Men
1,225
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
63% of 8,367 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.21
SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
440-550 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,769
Out-of-state: $41,265
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,461
Out-of-state: $24,957
Room and Board
$12,708
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$13,107
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,877
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
475
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cheney Population
11,018
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Spokane
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagles
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.7% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students
3.6%
First-Year Students Returning
74.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 2  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required May 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted May 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
526 5th Street
City, State, Zip
Cheney, WA 99004-2431
Phone
(509) 359-2397
Fax
(509) 359-4330
E-mail
admissions@ewu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
63% of 8,367 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 4,980 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 3,387 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,849 (54%) of 5,310 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,683 (52%) of 3,212 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,199 (57%) of 2,098 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.21
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
25%
2.00 - 2.49
9%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
430-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
440-550 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
38%
Score of 300 - 400
10%
Score of 200 - 300
1%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
17-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
16%
Score of 18 - 23
50%
Score of 12 - 17
31%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,769
Out-of-state: $41,265
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,461
Out-of-state: $24,957
Room and Board
$12,708
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$2,700
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003775
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,477 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,192 (75.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
907 (80.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
58 (7.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$13,107
Need-Based Gift
Received by 761 (87.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,686
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 626 (72.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,551
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 434 (44.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
179 (8.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,537

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,534 (74.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,410 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,287 (85.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
390 (8.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$13,581
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,475 (84.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,360
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,821 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,410
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,251 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
543 (5.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,203

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
50%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,877
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
15.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Credit-based education loans from commercial lenders

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
768
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, Local/State Students, Married Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$3,072
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • School Psychology
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Social Work, Other
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Exercise science/occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, interdisciplinary studies
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
475
Part-Time Faculty
255
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
45%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 43% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban and Rural Planning, Master in Clinical Research, Master of Science in Communication

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rhetoric
  • Social Work
  • Sports Management
  • Technical Communication

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Cheney Population
11,018
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Spokane
Campus Size
335 acres

Weather

Temperature
20.8 average low in January, 74.7 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Cheney
Nearest Train Station
18 mile(s) from campus in Spokane

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
17% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Eagles
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Soccer x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Soccer x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Soccer    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
archery, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, golf, ice hockey, rugby, softball
Men's Club Sports
archery, baseball, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, soccer

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
11,410
Women
6,148 (53.9%)
Men
5,262 (46.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
9,912
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
3.7% Black/African-American
17.3% Hispanic/Latino
7.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.7% White
3.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.6%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
1,225

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
41%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
52.2%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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