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Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

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Overview

Central Washington University is a Comprehensive institution located in Ellensburg, WA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA  98926-7463
United States
Contact Mr. Josh Hibbard
Vice President of Enrollment Management
Email: admissions@cwu.edu
Phone: 509-963-1211
Fax: 509-963-3065

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
Pacific Area/pacific Rim Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biomedical Sciences, General Checkmark
Cell/cellular And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Exercise Physiology And Kinesiology Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Administration, Management And Operations, Other Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Business/office Automation/technology/data Entry Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Meeting And Event Planning Checkmark
Office Management And Supervision Checkmark
Organizational Leadership Checkmark
Restaurant/food Services Management Checkmark
Retailing And Retail Operations Checkmark
Special Products Marketing Operations Checkmark
Tourism And Travel Services Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Studies Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Data Modeling/warehousing And Database Administration Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Information Technology Project Management Checkmark
System, Networking, And Lan/wan Management/manager Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Web/multimedia Management And Webmaster Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Business And Innovation/entrepreneurship Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Earth Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Sales And Marketing Operations/marketing And Distribution Teacher Education Checkmark
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Science Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Technical Teacher Education Checkmark
Trade And Industrial Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Construction Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Electrical, Electronic, And Communications Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Energy Management And Systems Technology Checkmark
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Industrial Safety Technology/technician Checkmark
Industrial Technology/technician Checkmark
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Mechanical/mechanical Engineering Technology/technician Checkmark
Occupational Safety And Health Technology/technician Checkmark
Quality Control Technology/technician Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Writing, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textile Marketing Management Checkmark
Child Development Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Family Systems Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foodservice Systems Administration/management Checkmark
Human Nutrition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling Checkmark
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) Checkmark
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other Checkmark
Occupational Health And Industrial Hygiene Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Pre-nursing Studies Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Public Health, General Checkmark
Public Health, Other Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Legal Studies Checkmark
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Humanities/humanistic Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Sciences Checkmark
Gerontology Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Museology/museum Studies Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Facilities Management, General Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, And Leisure Studies Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Sports, Kinesiology, And Physical Education/fitness, General Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Culinary Arts And Related Services, Other Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies, General Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Environmental Chemistry Checkmark
Geological And Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/police Science Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Anthropology, Other Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Economics, Other Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
Geography, Other Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Social Sciences, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science And Technology, General Checkmark
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Aviation/airway Management And Operations Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Drawing Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12,203
Applied
10,526
Accepted
10,518
Enrolled
86%
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Female Admissions

7,240
Females Applied
6,317
Females Accepted
87%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,963
Males Applied
4,209
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.07
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen March 1st Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen March 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 511 460 560
SAT Math 503 450 550
ACT Composite 20 17 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

6,475
In-state
22,551
Out-of-state
6,475
In-district
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Fees

1,969
Full-time student fees
13,787
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

10,892
Avg. Financial Aid Package
10,546
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19,333
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,092
Avg. Loan Aid
1,587
Avg. Grant Aid
8,878
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
7%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

10,518
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
7%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 17.81%
Black or African American 4.41%
White or Caucasian 51.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.64%
Asian 4.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.97%
Two or more races 8.95%
Other 8.08%

Gender

Male (46.33%)
Female (53.67%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 15%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression, Yakima River Clean Up and Waffle Night

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
More
non-Greek clubs recognized by student government
Most popular organizations:
SISTERS, Brother 2 Brother, Cosplay, Alpha Kappa Si and Society of Human Resource Management

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
alert update system: emergency notification across digital platforms, Rape Aggression Defense System: realistic self-defense for women

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Checkmark No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark Checkmark
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Bowling No Checkmark No
Cheerleading No Division 2 No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark Checkmark
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Checkmark No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Wrestling No Checkmark No

Faculty

561
Total Faculty
23:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 350
Part-time - 211
Male - 261
Female - 299
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