CWU

Central Washington University

400 E University Way, Ellensburg, United States
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  • Total Documents
    65
  • Class Notes
    38
  • Textbook Notes
    17
  • Study Guides
    10
  • Currently Enrolled
    47
  • Previously Enrolled
    113

Overview of Central Washington University (CWU)

About this school

Central Washington, founded in 1891, is a public university. Its 350-acre campus is located in Ellensburg, 110 miles from Seattle.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:11,047
    • Men:5,396 (48.8%)
    • Women:5,651 (51.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (CWU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Central Washington University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
September 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
400 East University Way
City, State, Zip
Ellensburg, WA  98926
Phone
(509) 963-1211
Fax
(509) 963-3022
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
79% of 7,340 applicants were admitted
Women
81% of 4,031 applicants were admitted
Men
77% of 3,309 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,911 (33%) of 5,823 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,003 (31%) of 3,268 admitted students enrolled
Men
908 (36%) of 2,555 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.16
375 And Above
10%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
33%
2.00 - 2.49
5%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
52%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
1%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (CWU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,849|Out-of-state: $21,956
  • Room & Board: - $10,684 (72.69016192679275%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,002 (6.817254048169819%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,012 (20.49258402503742%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Central Washington University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003771
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,724 (91.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,452 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,292 (89.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
258 (20.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$11,110
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 785 (60.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,355
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 810 (62.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,316
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 411 (31.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2 (.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $567

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
8,638 (82.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
6,933 (80.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,564 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
897 (13.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$10,340
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,861 (74.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,706
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,527 (69.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,269
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 143 (2.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
11 (.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,029

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,411
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (CWU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


496

Part-Time Faculty


228

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 21% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 36% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 24% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 29% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,224,946

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
791
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Central Washington University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


76.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


27.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


52.5%

Programs & Majors (CWU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (184)


  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Communication, General
  • Computational Science
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Conducting
  • Construction Management
  • Corrections
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Digital Arts
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering Technology, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Information Technology
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Music Management
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Other
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Photography
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Quality Control Technology/Technician
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Retail Management
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • School Psychology
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Stringed Instruments
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Professional Accountancy

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Theater
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life (CWU)

Location & Geography

Population


18,348

Nearest Metropolitan Area


380 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Seattle

Weather


Temperature
35.2 average low in January, 69.9 average high in September
Rain
70 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
110 mile(s) from campus in Seattle
Nearest Bus Station
Ellensburg
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Yakima

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


69%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Crimson and black

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, rock climbing, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Central Washington University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, sisters, brother 2 brother, cosplay, alpha kappa si, society of human resource management

Sororities


53% of women participate

Fraternities


47% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


9,473

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
11,047
Women
5,651
Men
5,396

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.9% Asian
  • 3.8% Black/African-American
  • 15.0% Hispanic/Latino
  • 6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 57.6% White
  • 11.6% Unknown

International Students


2.9% from 17 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


924

Student Resources (CWU)