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Central Washington University Stats, Info and Facts

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10,750 Students

86% Admitted

  • 12,901 full time
  • 1,649 part time
  • 4,939 men full time
  • 5,026 women full time
  • 4,558 applied
  • 3,573 admitted
  • 1,384 enrolled

12,080 Undergraduates

$5,907 Tuition/Year

  • 562 Graduates
  • 462 Non-Degree
  • $5,907 in state
  • $1,812 fees
  • $11,115 room & board
  • $1,002 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Far West Town, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • J from Ellensburg, WA
  • 0
  • A fairly decent in-state school that is trying working hard to increase enrollment. State funding has been severely reduced, staff has been cut. A new $500,000 web site was built…

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  • Austin from Henderson, NV
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  • Central Washington University has given me the most welcoming experience in my life. The school has handled all my problems with sincerely and professionally. I actively encourage people from all…

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  • Malia from University Place, WA
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  • Central Washington University is a very diverse school and has several different activities or clubs that the students are able to be apart of. Additionally, Central has hundreds of different…

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  • Chantel from Colville, WA
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  • I think Central Washington University is an excellent school. The classes are relatively small and the Help Center is always willing to help above and beyond the professors. …

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Mission Statement

The mission of Central Washington University is to prepare students for enlightened, responsible, and productive lives; to produce research, scholarship, and creative expression in the public interest; and to serve as a resource to the region and the state through effective stewardship of university resources.

Central Washington University
  • Located in Ellensburg, WA
  • Public
  • 10,750 students enrolled
  • 86% admitted
  • $5,907 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Kelsey from Olympia, WA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is very pleasant, other than the strong wind every other day. I am comfortable riding my bike around to all of my classes, and there are almost always plenty of bike racks, so I can leave my bike when I need to.

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  • 4
  • Tisa from Gig Harbor, WA
  • I am a past student here

    For the most part, I did enjoy this school. I personally dont really like the quarter system, and there is too much wind, but the rest was enjoyable. The gym was great, and the activities they offered were always fun. I felt very safe in Ellensburg and even though its a small town, there are so many adventures you can go on, there is always something to entertain you.

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  • 5
  • Col'Lette from Ellensburg, WA
  • I am a current student here

    If I had chosen anywhere else to go, I probably would have transferred to Central. I enjoy the people, opportunities and the cold winters.

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  • 5
  • Jordan-Michael from Bothell, WA
  • I am a current student here

    As soon as you know even a small group of people around campus (joining a club or team or just people in class) the fun begins. Most everyone around is extremely friendly and really the only way you can have a bad time at CWU if if YOU're the cause of it.

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