Overview

Applicants
5,013
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average HS GPA
3.20

GPA Breakdown

10%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
34%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 540
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
440 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 23

Deadlines


Regular
April 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
601
with Terminal Degree

340
Men
261
Women
60
Minority
17
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Special Products Marketing Operations

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics, Other
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Security and Protective Services, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Music Management and Merchandising
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, Other
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ron Sims
King County Executive

Doug Southerland
Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Janine Pease Pretty-On-Top
Founder Little Big Horn College

Carolyn Schactler
CWU Professor and Award Winning Apparel Designer

Brian Thompson
Film Actor

Pat O'Hara
Renowned Wildlife Photographer

John Kitna
Quarterback, National Football League

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
48%
Graduate in 6 years
55%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,401

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,842
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$14,013
Required Fees
$882
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$924

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,098

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
No

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,181
Out of State
2%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
60

Demographics

52% female
48% male
2% are out of state
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
96
Number of Honor Societies
3

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
9

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Wildcats)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Wildcats)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
29

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
No

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple products and various PC vendors.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Matthew Cziske
Admissions Counselor and Visitation Coordinator

Address
400 E Univeristy Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7463

Phone
866-298-4968

Email
cwuadmis@cwu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Award-winning Student Union Recreation Center
Japanese Garden
Nicholson Pavilion Athletic Facilities
Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute
Performing Arts Center
Presidential Speaker Series

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ellensburg Rodeo and Kittitas County Fair
Jazz in the Valley
Gorge Amphitheatre
National Western Arts Festival
Spirit of the West Gathering
Musuems and art galleries, numerous hiking and biking trails, Yakima River provides many water activities

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
866-298-4968

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: 10 am and 2 pm Mon-Fri, 11 am Sat
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@cwu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Airport Shuttle - SeaTac Campus Connection - free shuttle around Ellensburg

Local Accommodations
Please see lodging list at: http://www.ellensburg-chamber.com/businesses/lodging.asp
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Key Stats

5,013
Applicants
10,181
Size
79%
Acceptance Rate