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ACCEPTANCE RATE

84.92%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

89%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

19:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

98

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$8,014

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Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students

Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid

Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition

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Central Washington University

7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake, WA

Central Washington University provides a variety of program options for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Ellensburg, WA and publically funded. CWU has a yearly student enrollment of about 12,000.

Areas of study available at CWU include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, school records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1320 - 1650 for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 - 24 on the ACT is common among students accepted to Central Washington University. Central Washington University accepts about 80% of applicants yearly. Of those students accepted, around 39% enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found at cwu.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition varies for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state residents pay around $8,800 and nonresidents pay $21,000 annually. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $4,400. Some students at CWU may qualify for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

The mascot for CWU is the "Wildcats", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Central Washington University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Central Washington University has a total student population of about 12,000, where graduate students make up roughly 17% of the student body.

$14,900

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State Tuition: $6,300-$7,600
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $22,000-$26,400
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $210-$250 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $730-$880 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid89%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$7,230
Receiving Student Loans60%$6,192
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Central Washington University may provide services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1980)
  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1967)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Central Washington University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II with football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Track and Field (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Great Northwest Athletic Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Other Sports
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