Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University


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Recent Reviews

Jenna
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

CWU is in a small town, it has hot weather in the summer and snows in the winter. You get the best of both seasons. It is a ...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

CWU is in a small town, it has hot weather in the summer and snows in the winter. You get the best of both seasons. It is a fun school and the people i.e. teachers and students are all really great.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Central is best known for its small community. The city is practically made around the college. I enjoy Central best for its great academic programs. It has such a wide array of different studies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The advice I would give to parents and students about finding the right college would be to visit the college before making your decision about applying. I would also look into student life, and academic programs to make sure whatever college you are looking at is offering what you like. The last thing you would want to do it go to a school that gives you a negative outlook on college, or possibly drop out because you were so unhappy. Also, look into what kind of money you have for college and then look into what types of aid and scholarships a particular college offers. You don't want to immediately pull out loans when there are so many donars who could award you for your good grades, or volunteer experience. College is the best experience! Don't miss out on it or make the wrong decision when you choose the school that best fits you.

Allyson
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

One unique thing about this school is all of the outdoor acitvities.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

One unique thing about this school is all of the outdoor acitvities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents or prospective students to attend all the open houses you can and visit many different campuses. Also, make sure your major is at the school you decide to go to.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I think the worst thing about this school is the lack of things to do in town, especially at night.

Brad
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I came here because of the reputation for my major which is Construction Management. I like it here, there is always somethin...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I came here because of the reputation for my major which is Construction Management. I like it here, there is always something to do, and I wouldnt transfer anywhere else!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Just to make sure that it is suitable to your needs, you enjoy your campus visit, and meet a lot of people and that is the key to having a good time with your college experiance!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The weather. The majority of the time, its windy or snowing. But when its nice out, it is nice out!

Matthew
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We have many cows in this city as well are farmers. Eburg may be small but it has spirit.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

We have many cows in this city as well are farmers. Eburg may be small but it has spirit.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I think that the most important thing is to remember that you need to pick the school that will help you reach your goals the most effectively. Once you are at college here are five things that can make or break your experinces. Make Friends. Attend Class. Get Involved. Dont Stret the Small Stuff. Enjoy your Youth. These five rules are important because once you are done with college you are going to have to deal with the real world.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of person that shouldn't attend this school is the kind of person that isnt willing to live in a small town where everyone knows everyones business.

Alexandra
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Central is unique in it's own way by being so close knit. Even though it is a small school, you get to know people a lot fas...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Central is unique in it's own way by being so close knit. Even though it is a small school, you get to know people a lot faster and see them more often. Also, Central doesn't have any sororities and fraternities so it gives me a great deal of peace. I'm not a party girl at all and am not a clique girl so without sororities and fraternities it feels that everyone is on equal ground.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't just apply to one college. Apply to two or three colleges and visit them. That ultimately led to my decision to attend Central. Once I toured campus, I fell in love. Also, don't sell yourself out for a college. Go to a college that YOU want to go to. Not where other people want you to go. Go where you will be happy. Once you find the right college it is a lot easier to make to most of your experience at college. To have a great experience, don't hole yourself up in your dorm room. Branch out and explore on your own and meet new people. This is the perfect time to create life long relationships with people around you. Don't miss out on that opportunity. Meeting new people one of the greatest gifts that you aquire from attending a college. Sure you graduate and get a job, but friendships are forever. Once you have a tight group of friends, your experiences, good and bad, will flourish at college and your friends will always be right behind you to help you along the way.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend Central is a person that is willing to adjust to a small town setting. They also should like to walk or bicycle a lot since you can get anywhere on foot. A person attending Central is determined to not only meet new people in a different and new setting, but to succeed in life to the best of their abilities. An open minded person would also love this school because we have Christians, Democrats, Republicans, Gays, and Cowboys.

Kayla
Describe the students at your school.

Either sleeping or totally engaged in the lecture.

Describe the students at your school.

Either sleeping or totally engaged in the lecture.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When it comes to finding the right college for you, or your child, I would recommend looking into the town/city colleges are in, and see if it is accommodating to you. Also, look into the kinds of programs the school offers. Do they offer anything in your area of interest? If not, cross that school off your list. You want to go to a school that will accommodate to what you want and what you want to do. Find out if you want to live in a big city or a small town. Also, check the climate ranges in the state/city you're thinking about going to. If you don't like the snow, make sure you don't go somewhere that has very cold winters. I know that college is about getting the right education for you and your future career, but the city/town your college is in will make a big impact on you as well. So, don't just look into what the school offers (although, that is very important), make sure you will be moving some where that you will enjoy. There is nothing worse than feeling out of place.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is a big city person and someone who doesn't like snow.

Chelsey
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The students and staff are mostly friendly and inviting.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

The students and staff are mostly friendly and inviting.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Think about the community that you grew up in, if you felt comfortable and really loved being there look for a college with the same qualities. Also, keep your interests in mind, some schools may not offer the courses and the degree that you are thinking of going into. But never limit yourself!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

What types of classes I'm taking. Also, the fact that it one of the only schools in the state that provide my degree.

Missi
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing is to go with your gut feeling. If you visit the schools and something just doesn't feel right, eve...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The most important thing is to go with your gut feeling. If you visit the schools and something just doesn't feel right, even if it is something super small, then don't go to that school. Your happiness is the most important thing because without you being happy, you won't do well in school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I hate that people drink on campus even though they're underage. I really don't care for parties that go on.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

I mostly tell my friends about the resources ( financial, emotional support etc) and that our school has an excellent dining and recreation facility.

Erika
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you take a tour of all your top choices. Imagine living there all year round. Consider the size of the town, the si...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you take a tour of all your top choices. Imagine living there all year round. Consider the size of the town, the size of the school, surrounding areas, how far away from home it is, and things to do for free time. When you find the college that is the best fit get involved in study groups, go to games, volunteer and participate in campus activities.

What's unique about your campus?

It's not so small to where one feels like they are at a Community College but not so big that one feels like just another person in the crowd. Central is the perfect size.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who despises rural areas.

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

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