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Founded in 1891, Central Washington University. is a Public college. Located in Washington, which is a city setting in Washington, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 11,119 full time undergraduate students, and 852 full time graduate students.
The Central Washington University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 467 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Central Washington University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at CWU are considered Less Selective, with ,73% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 26 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Central Washington University.
208 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
163 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
228 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
236 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.
236 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.
235 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
236 Students rated local services 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
236 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
90 Students rated Central Washington University
I thought is was the perfect college after I went to a tour of the school. I like it especialy because it is not that big of a school. Every class is like the size of a highschool class and not like a stadium size class! CWU is also one of the best places to obtain any degree in teaching, so that is another point for me to go there because I really have had in interest in teaching physical education.
I like Central so far, but because of Covid I have only done online classes so sports and other activities are hard to get involved in. Though the online classes are well laid out and still provide ample learning opportunities. The only thing I do not like is when there are tests or quizzes that can only be taken on one single day at a certain time. Online classes should be more flexible as most of the time the people who take them work full time, such as I do. So I had to take time off just to take those tests/quizzes. I would understand if the class was a real time online class with zooms and such, but I only take regular online classes where you just have to do things on your own time and get them in by the due date, So if the test/quiz had to be taken just that day then I could work around it. That would be my main complaint, but otherwise it's been great going to school there.
I love CWU, it is like a big family most of us don't have a hard time making friends because it is a very welcoming atmosphere. Same goes for our professors they are easy going and typically help out has much as they can. There are a few ups and downs but what school doesn't have them?
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Central Washington University is 79%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Out of my college experience i have gotten the chance to live on my own and learn how to make good decisions without having my parents around. I have learned to become more independent and less of a procrastinator. I have also learned the importance of schooling and from going to Central I have become more focused on my studies.
The best thing about CWU is the community. Many of the campus dorms support a program called Living Learning Communities in which the resident students are allowed to interact as if they were all neighbors and companions. The campus itself in my opinion gives off a friendly atmosphere that promotes casual relationships with just about everyone. The town too has a small but close feel that allows students and civilians to feel comfortable.
My classmates are typically upperclassmen who are as interested in geology as I am. They have become my good friends and offer help if I am not understanding something in any of my classes.
I attend the campus in Des Moines, WA. It is an off-campus location, so for me I would say the worst thing would be that we do not have direct access to all the social events and work out rooms like the students do that attend the Ellensburg campus. Another issue for me is that I attend school at night and there is no way to microwave my dinner so I eat a lot of sandwichs. Otherwise I really enjoy my program that I attend at CWU.
Central Washington University is a small-personal school that will help me achive my goals and reach my vision of The American Dream.
My school is in a medium sized city, which still provides the hometown feel as well as the city life. Its not too far from a major city, such as Seattle or Spokane. The school, offers great class sizes which provide the one-on-one attention you may need in college.
Central Washington University was best known in Washington state as a very good college to attend if one wanted to persue a teaching degree.
I personally wish that I would have known more people before coming to school. Being a shy person it was very difficult to make friends at first and loneliness was at times overwhelming. I also wish I had known that if I had just gotten involved more with sports and volunteering I would've been able to make the friends that I have much quicker. Once I put myself out there meeting people was easy.
The kind of person who should attend this school is someone who likes small towns and being outside. Also someone who is looking for more of a personal college experience.
I think students who don't care about their education and who are just here to party shouldn't attend this school. We have so many opportunities and those who take advantage of them will succeed and have many opportunities after they graduate. The university is very strict with drug and alcohol rules and don't allow any exceptions to those rules. Campus police are out in full force throughout the year and will take action if necessary. It is a very fun and safe environment and I think it is important to keep that throughout the coming years.
I most brag about all the help that is offered and the small class sizes. There are tons of people who are willing to help you , as well as different programs. Professors have office hours everyday and if they have a TA or GA they have office hours too. With the exception of one class i have never had a class size bigger than 35 .
The only thing I can think of that frustrates me at Central Washington University is that some of the professors are from other countries and are very hard to understand most of the time. Although I do not question their intellectual level, their ability to teach successfully is greatly decreased because they have very heavy accents, which isnt at all their faults. I do not have anything against these professors and still strive to do my best in their classes. It's just that the learning experience is slightly more frustrating and it's harder to understand some concepts.
Central is definitely a party school but, if you're like me then you don't drink and there are other things to do than drink. It's really not too hard to find your group and figure out what you're going to do on weekends.
I am not sure
I am a freshman so I am not in my major yet but, other than this, my general requirements are alright. Depending on the class, it could be very easy or very difficult.
They are here to take your money. The professors are wonderful, but administration is here to make you miserable, take every penny you've got and leave you confused and stressed. What ever you do, DONT sign an annual residence contract unless you are SURE you want to be in the dorms. They will not let you leave once you are in.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
89% of students
attending Central Washington University receive some sort of financial aid.
39% were awarded federal grants.
While 60% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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