400 E. University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501 509-963-1211
http://www.cwu.edu cwuadmis@cwu.edu
About Central Washington University
  • Year of Foundation 1891
  • Size of Campus 350 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 9,622
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 2%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,824 in-state, $14,013 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,052
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $55
  • Enrollment No. 9,688
Welcome to Central Washington University, home of the Wildcats. We're a public, four-year university located in historic Ellensburg, Wash. Central’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world, professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant. Each year CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, paramedicine, aviation, and more. CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world. Last year we welcomed more than 400 students from 36 countries to our campus.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Annual Events: Jazz in the Valley, Wildcat Week, Homecoming Weekend, Boo Central, Ware Fair, Spa Day, Student Appreciation Day, Performances by the Wind Ensembles and Chorus, Wildcat Madness, Wellington's Wildfire, Student Lobby Day, Presidential Speaker S
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Eta Rho, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi Omega, CWU Honors Club, DEC
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Ministry, Campus Ambassadors, Generation Church University, Catholic Campus Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ, Christian Fellowship (Chi Alpha), Jewish Student Organization, LDS Student Association, Philos
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Alliance, Culture Club, Filipino American Student Assc. (FASA), International Student Assoc. (ISA), Japanese Language and Culture
  • Setting Rural
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train Seattle, Washington (108)
  • Distance to nearest bus Ellensburg, WA (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport SeaTac, Washington (110), Yakima, Washington (40)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 17%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (77%), women's dorms (1%), apartments for married students (4%), apartment for single students (17%), special housing for disabled students (1%), special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 40%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 84%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 24
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 24%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 71%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 13%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 23%
  • Number of students using college housing 43%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,400
  • Museums Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute; Center for Spatial Information - Pacific Northwest Regional Office for the National Consortium for Rural Geospatial Innovations in America (RGIS); Anthropology Museum; Japanese Garden; and Art Gallery.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,214,235
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 536,469
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 8,220
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 600
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, other
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 50
  • Number Of Subscriptions 900
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library Facilities Music Library and Education Curriculum Library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,050
  • Number of e-books 21,582
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 24%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Student Employment Highest Amount Earn Per Year From On Campus Job
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs The largest employer of CWU graduates are the Washington State School Districts. Other employers include: Apple Valley Broadcasting, Bi-Mart Corporation, Bureau of Reclamation, Camp Fire- Camp Roganunda, Camp Fire USA- Camp Sealth, Campus Point, Central
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village