About Eastern Washington University

Founded in 1882, Eastern 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 11,217 full time undergraduate students, and 1,062 full time graduate students.

The Eastern Washington University Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 470 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern Washington University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate95%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range850-1080
ACT Range17-23

Admissions at EWU are considered Less Selective, with ,78% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 41 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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eastern Washington University.

3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
3%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
71%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
3%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
2%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
66%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
77%
“We live for the big game”
10%
“It”s not really our thing”
18%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
61%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
10%
“We”re a very artistic group”
3%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
71%
“They keep regular office hours”
25%
“They”re always available”
5%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
19%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
76%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
37%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
38%
“We only party on weekends”
16%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
7%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
2%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Eastern Washington University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    163 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    125 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    181 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    183 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    183 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    181 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    183 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    183 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Eastern Washington University?

103 Students rated Eastern Washington University

Mercedes - 08/23/2021

EWU is a great place if you aren't looking for something too specific. It has a wide variety of programs, activities, and student life, but it is a pretty big commuter school so don't always expect to see your classmates outside of the classroom. Although there can be a miscommunication here and there, most of the professors and staff and more than happy to figure out any problems you may have, regardless if you are their student or not. I have enjoyed the last two years here so far, even through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jazmin - 08/17/2021

Eastern Washington University is a great opportunity to find yourself and decide what career you wish to pursue. I have made lots of friends and have met amazing professors as well as tutors. I have learned so much and I am eager to go back and continue with my education. Eastern is a place where I feel at home, and can absolutely be myself. It is a great school and whoever decides to join will not be disappointed!

Charles - 07/19/2021

Eastern Washington University in my opinion is a good school with many flaws that may soon threaten its integrity and overall quality of education. This is a school that is die hard about athletics. Despite it's athletics program being massively in debt, the administration almost always is willing to cut programs and funding from underfunded programs (mainly the arts) to help boost the athletics or dig them out of debt. The fine arts faculty are all great people who care about their students and strive to help them succeed in both their classes and beyond. My experiences in the music and theater programs have been nothing but amazing. The campus is also a nice place that provides comfort. It is because of this that I give this school 3 stars. Despite the amazing faculty in my degree pathway, the schools administration is biased towards the athletics programs and I have run into many issues with the academic advising office which led to setbacks in completing my degree pathway on time. I do like this school and believe it has much potential. I wish I could give it a higher rating but until the administration proves they care about all of their students and not just the ones who are athletes, I cannot do so.

Christina - 12/18/2020

Wow, I thought the media was wrong, NOPE. Hateful Communist dribble from all! They are awful! Never thought I would wish to live in hell... but then I went to EWU. My wife and I both have two different types of degrees from this university. Don't get me wrong, if you're just some lazy ass dip-shit who loves to dwell on the inner victim, you will do well here... If you want to learn, keep moving on... this place sucks! I am dumb.... Never even had to try and got all A's while in a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering...

Eastern Washington University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Eastern Washington University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern Washington University is 95%. 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 _____.

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

    If given the opportunity to ward my former, younger, dumber self I would provide him with two couplets; a dual mantra. The first is “GET INVOLVED.” There is nothing more rewarding than engaging in something novel and worthwhile. On paper, it seems like reaching the 10th Prestige on Call of Duty and interning for the Democratic Party are equally valuable. This is a delusion. Also, run for student office if only to wipe that smug look off the face of student office types if you win (Or nourish said smugness making things incalculably worse if you lose). The second is “BLEH GIRLS.” Whenever you encounter a “girl” immediately flee in the opposite direction. This will prove a tad burdensome and disruptive in classroom situations but will ultimately pay huge dividends. They comprise roughly half of the school population, so will seem omnipresent (yes, like a deity). And contrary to popular depiction (speaking normally) they are constantly singing that siren song from the Odyssey. You may attempt the Odysseus defense; i.e. attach yourself to the bow of the boat to avoid being swayed by the dulcet tones. The major drawback to this is navigating a sail boat on dry land.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My fellow Eastern Eagles are outgoing, fun, crazy, and amazing. I love going to school with them. I've never been somewhere where the door is held open so much for me. People are polite, you can walk up to anyone on campus and talk to them with no judgement passed. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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  4. What kind of person should attend this school?

    A person searching for a supportive community in a small town setting. There are many extracurricular opportunities and numerous high quality faculty. If a person is dissuaded by pure academic rigour and heartless competition they should consider here. The atmosphere is conducive to inquiry without turning it into a job.

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

    My school is a small place in a big world but a big world in a small place.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    math

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

    This school is very student oriented. They have included in tuition a lot of extra perks. Use of the campus gym, All city buses in Cheney and Spokane, and even money credited to print out documents. And use of all of these things would cost you so much more money if you had to pay out of pocket. I calculated, that if i were to use the campus gym every day that it was openfor the school year, I would pay about 4 cents a day.

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

    What I consider to be the worst thing about California Baptist Universtiy would be that they don't offer financial aid through public education programs such as EOP or EOPS for low-income students. Also, its very hard and competitive to find a job on campus and I believe that students should have more options.

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  9. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Their community! The community here is incredible! Everyone is super nice and helps each other out. They also have the lowest in state tuition which is nice, but its still enough to hurt your pocket just like any other college. Finally, the education here is fantastic with great instructors and classes.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Eastern Washington Universtity would be the diversity of the students that attend this college. This university has many different enthic and religious groups that interact very well with each other. There are multiple foreign exchange students from vast areas of the world, such as Japan, Kuwait, and other Asain countries. These students are very eageer to share their culture with other students and tend to break out of their groups and interact with different students of different cultures. They also put on activities throughout the school year that open ideas to new cultures and religions.

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Rude people who are uninterested in being the least bit social

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There are soooo many students! definitely a bigger school.

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

    Smaller Campus

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are so many different activities student scan engage in that I do not know where to start. We have advocacy groups, fraternal and sorority groups, spirit day, and student fair, just to name a few.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    There is no stereotype. People are just people.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    Great. My GPA is 2.27 and I only spent one quarter here.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I like it here.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

11,217

Total Undergrad Enrollment

1,062

Total Grad Students

6%

Out-Of-State

93%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

117

Student Organizations

12

Fraternities

9

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
14%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

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.

93% of students attending Eastern Washington University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 58% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$23,343

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$900

Books and Supplies

$10,941

Room and Board

35,184

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,388
$30 - $48K
$10,003
$48 - $75K
$14,065
$75 - $110K
$18,800
$110K & UP
$19,535

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