Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University


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Recent Reviews

Hae sook
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In Lynnwood office, I have started to study planning. That additional place is the point of views to get all information of ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In Lynnwood office, I have started to study planning. That additional place is the point of views to get all information of the university; so, it is so familiar to college students. And also, main campus is not too far from cities and it looks classical forms. Especially, Accounting major is so famous in the state. It is not huge size, and it is not not small. This school has modern technical sources, also.

Hannah
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I went to college online most of the time and so I didn’t have extracurricular experiences. During the time I did spend on ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I went to college online most of the time and so I didn’t have extracurricular experiences. During the time I did spend on campus, there were a lot of clubs to potentially join but no sorority options. Some of the professors were always available but some were not.

Lauryn
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Central Washington University is more academically focused, so there is not a major party scene. Many students transfer out b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Central Washington University is more academically focused, so there is not a major party scene. Many students transfer out because they are not used to having limited amounts of places to go because it is a small college town. Your friendships mostly makeup how positive your experience at school will be. Otherwise, you will not have a lot to do besides study. I choose this college because they are known for their geology and earth science program. A little advice for students of color, the Diversity and Equity Committee does nothing to help accommodate you truly. So I would stick to the ethnic clubs. Again, I experienced little help from the DEC board. As a Jew of color, I had more support from the BSU than the actual DEC. Overall though, it is a very inclusive school and is great for those who like rigorous study like myself.

Elizabeth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live on-campus this year as I did last year, and I find the convenience of living so close to all of my classes incredible....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I live on-campus this year as I did last year, and I find the convenience of living so close to all of my classes incredible. CWU offers a variety of residence halls, such as the traditional dorm with a shared restroom, suite-style rooms, and apartments. However, as for all schools, living on-campus is expensive, which is why I will live off-campus for the next few years I am at CWU. There are many off-campus housing options, but the search for housing for the coming school year starts early -- in October or November. The on campus food, compared to colleges across Washington, is one of the top options. We have five separate dining locations, and one of the five features a food court of sorts as well as a traditional dining hall. Students with meal plans get a high discount on all food purchases. The campus facilities vary, but the school is slowly making improvements and constructing new buildings where needed. One that is especially needed and is currently being voted on is an Arts Complex. The music, art, theatre, and film departments hope to have a new building featuring larger rehearsal spaces and more practice rooms, as every department has grown more over the past ten years than was foreseen. My experience with class sizes is somewhat different, as I am in the music program and the William O. Douglas Honors College, both of which have smaller class sizes than the typical class. However, my experience in the Douglas Honors College has allowed me to have an extremely wide variety of academic experiences -- I have taken classes on research writing, existentialism, how animals have been treated in history, folk narrative throughout the world, and most recently, a class on creativity and individual growth. I feel that the students in the DHC are extremely blessed with opportunities to take classes that both interest us and help us in our growth as academics. Most of my extracurricular activities are musical, but I see so many posters and advertisements for a huge variety of clubs and activities, so there is no doubt that there is something at CWU for everybody. Ellensburg is quite small, but the downtown area features some super cute shops, and Yakima, Leavenworth, and Wenatchee are about or just over an hour's drive from Ellensburg. My overall opinion of CWU is that it is a great school, and you just need to make a little bit of effort to find the thing that you enjoy here. I have certainly found my niche in the music department and the Douglas Honors College, and I recommend to everyone applying to CWU to apply also to the DHC and find a way to participate in the music department.

Jayden
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I love the environment and atmosphere! It’s my top college choice!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the environment and atmosphere! It’s my top college choice!

Cade
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is a great welcoming campus. Ellensburg however is not the most pleasent towns for the seasons. However I do find ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is a great welcoming campus. Ellensburg however is not the most pleasent towns for the seasons. However I do find the books to extremely high priced as always. But good academics and professor interactions. Lots of room for growth and opportunities you just have to put yourself out there.

Nathan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Central is relatively affordable, beautiful (if a bit remote), very diverse, and very friendly. For someone like me who comes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Central is relatively affordable, beautiful (if a bit remote), very diverse, and very friendly. For someone like me who comes from a smaller community as opposed to a big city, its size is not overwhelming. It may be a bit quiet for city-dwelling people, and some of my friends who come from the western side of the Cascades have hinted that it is somewhat boring for them there; nevertheless, there is always something going on at Central. There are always athletic and artistic events going on around Ellensburg. Though I don't know too much about the athletics at Central, I am heavily involved in the music department, and I can attest that it is one of the best in the country. The marching band's rendition of "the Star-Spangled Banner" is literally to die for. In short, I would recommend Central to anyone who like small class sizes, incredible faculty, and friendly neighbours.

Farah
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Central Washington University is a fast growing university. There is always something happening on campus, it can comedy nigh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Central Washington University is a fast growing university. There is always something happening on campus, it can comedy night one day, karaoke the next, etc. Their are different type of dorms for everyone, you can stay in small facility where you can get to know everyone there or you can stay in big facility and do it your own way. Overall the university covers all the necessary checkpoints in order to make everyone happy and satisfied academically and has great extracurricular activities.

Madie
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I am attending Central Washington University starting the 2019 Fall quarter. I’ve been their a few times and everything is ve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am attending Central Washington University starting the 2019 Fall quarter. I’ve been their a few times and everything is very clean and well layed out. It’s so nice to have class sizes that are around 25 students. The campus is also a mile by a mile so it’s amazing walking distance to anything. The community is extremely nice and helpful there.

Michael
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like it, but the primary reasons I went was of the cheap costs and the distance from home. The best thing I have found is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I like it, but the primary reasons I went was of the cheap costs and the distance from home. The best thing I have found is that the bishop of yakima regularly comes to do campus masses. Which is one thing I love is that we have Sunday mass on campus every Sunday of the academic year.

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  • 11,119
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,719
  • Acceptance rate
  • 80%

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