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Eastern Washington University Admissions Information

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA (map)


Eastern Washington University is a public university in Cheney, WA. Founded in 1882, the University offers more than 100 fields of study and 55 graduate programs. Eastern is the only university in the nation to have a state crime lab and a digital state archives building on its campus. About 22,000 teachers nationwide have graduated from the University’s College of Education. Distinguished University alumni include Grammy-nominated singer Thomas Hampson and Dave Christensen, head football coach for the University of Wyoming.

Eastern Washington boasts 100 registered student organizations, including a model UN, jazz band, fraternities/sororities, a musical theater, and a student government. The University also offers a myriad of athletic programs, including baseball, basketball, boxing, ice hockey, fencing, and football. Students have easy access to ski resorts, lakes, hiking, and camping; and for those who want a taste of urban experience, Cheney is only 16 miles from Spokane, the second-largest city in Washington state.



Basic Info

Main Address: 526 Fifth Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Phone Number: (509) 359-6200  
Website: www.ewu.edu  


Type of school: Public, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Rural  
Athletics: Division I, Club, Intercollegiate, Scholarship, Intramural Sports  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 9,919  
Percent out-of-state: 7%  
Percent international: 2%  
Female to Male ratio: 58:42  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 21:1  
Most popular majors: Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
Special study programs: Distance Learning
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
ROTC, Army
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments for married students
Special housing for students with disabilities
100 Registered Student Organizations  

Fun Facts

  • Highest percentage of Native American Social Work graduates
  • Top 10 Public Master's Degree-granting Universities in the West
  • Top 50 Best Value Universities

Admissions Information

Eastern Washington University admissions officials note that an applicant's standardized test scores, GPA, application essay, and academic record are the most important factors in the admissions process. Other factors include a candidate's character, extracurricular activities, interview, work experience, talents, and volunteer work.

The University requires applicants to submit an application essay and standardized test scores. The test scores will not be used to determine admission if an applicant has a 3.3 GPA or higher. The scores, however, will still be used for course placement and scholarship selection, no matter an applicant's GPA.

Admissions address: 101 Sutton Hall
Cheney, WA 99004-2447
Phone number: (509) 359-2397  
Fax number: (509) 359-6692  
Admissions Website: http://www.ewu.edu/admissions  
Email: admissions@mail.ewu.edu  
Contact Person: Shannon Carr, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 3,728  
Percent of applicants admitted: 82%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: August 15  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Standardized Test Scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes (SAT or ACT)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores for all test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4301  
ACT code: 4454  
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