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Central Washington University

1,247 reviews
  1. Ellensburg, WA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    C+
Central Washington University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northwest Athletic Conference
Address
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
870-1080
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$14,199/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,622/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,442/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,824/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,324/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,631/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,753Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Coastie (Seattle area natives)
    19%
  • Conservsative
    6%
  • Kind
    31%
  • Washintonian (native to washington)
    44%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.67 responses
Poll
5%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
  • Affordable
    17%
  • Distinguished
    10%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Great for education majors
    57%
  • Subpar
    3%

After Central Washington University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

1,247 reviews
  • Excellent
    147
  • Very Good
    441
  • Average
    542
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    35
I haven't gone to the career center for questions with my degree quite yet but i did talk with the department in which my career is rooted. They were extremely helpful and gave me quite a few resources to connect with others interested in this my field along with some alumni that were in that field as well.
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago
I have had a great experience with the courses and professors at Central. They have all been friendly and accommodating. They were knowledgeable in their respective fields and enjoyed teaching there. The variety is good there as well, a number of different courses are offered that range in diversity. The sizes are my favorite, ranging from 20 to maybe 60 students. The most I've had in a class was 100 maybe, and that was a 100 level class as well as a general requirement. All my other classes were an average of 30 students which really helps leaning and makes you more comfortable to ask questions in class.
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago
I really enjoy it there. The environment is very friendly and welcoming. It is easy to find help to answer questions when need be and everyone is willing to assist. It is a great place to learn about your major and also yourself. I have really found myself my first year there, along with receiving a good education.
  • College Sophomore
  • 26 days ago