Eastern Washington University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Quarter

State: Washington


Eastern Washington University, is a regional public university located in Cheney, Washington, about 16 miles from Spokane. The 300-acre park-like campus is a short drive to skiing, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor recreation. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 fields of study, and the school has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school ranks well among master's level institutions in the West, and G.I. Jobs magazine named it a military friendly school. The university has an active Greek system with seven fraternities and eight sororities. In athletics, the Eastern Washington Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. The school's 117,699 square foot Recreation Center features an ice rink, 30 foot climbing wall, large fitness center and dining area.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Reading Teacher Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 10809
Total Grad Students: 591
Undergraduate Students: 10218
Faculty: 427

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1

Percent Male: 45%
Percent Female: 55%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 21%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

526 5th Street
Cheney Washington 99004

Website: http://www.ewu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 509-359-6200

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Billie Jean Hall
Senior Admissions Advisor , Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Beverly Dana
Credential Evaluator, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Darla Bauknecht
Senior Admissions Advisor, Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Bill Chaves
Athletic Director, Athletic Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
With 40+ quarter hours of transferable credit at the time of application, you must have a 2.5 GPA. If your GPA in all transferable college-level courses is a 2.0 to 2.49 you must show completion of the highest level of pre college level English/Algebra.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
A maximum of 90 quarter hours of credit earned at a two-year college may be applied toward the bachelor's degree at Eastern and 135 quarter hours of credit from a four-year college.

Test Scores for Applying:
Standardized test scores are required by some and will be notified if they are needed.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Statement of good standing from previously attended institutions is not required for admission consideration.

Essay(s) required:
An essay or personal statement is required by some and will be notified if they are needed.

Application Fee:
Non-refundable Application Fee of $50.00.

Other Requirements:
If you have fewer than 40 quarter hours of transferable credits at the time of application, you must satisfy the high school core course requirements

Fall Deadline:
August 15 - Rolling Admission

Spring Deadline:
15 days before term starts - Rolling Admission

Summer Deadline:
Rolling Admission

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 23
English 16 23
Math 17 24
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 420 540
Math 430 540
Writing 410 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2213

Transfers Accepted: 1882

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 85%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 82%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 3%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1050

Other Expenses: 3600

Room and Board: 7971

Tuition and Fees: 16919

Total Cost: 29540

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 7240

Total Cost – In-State: 19861

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office is here to help you obtain funding for your higher education. Financial aid is made up of several sources, including scholarships, tuition waivers, grants, work and loans.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5132

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 84%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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