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Reviews 946 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Gets boring. Many gluten free options.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: No nursing or medical degrees offered

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: from what I've seen, it's easy enough to find a home. The school provides zero assistance though.

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Good school spirit, however sports aren't interesting to me

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: feelings of ennui towards food are creeping up

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: really easy, just click two buttons

4 College Sophomore

Majors: out of date technology, amazing professors

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: old building no space, great community.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: The is no Greek life on campus, so there is nothing that I can say about it

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity on campus is very easily seen, and very well accepted. LGBT students are no different than non-LGBT students. It's quite nice.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have poked around a little but not much. But from what I have seen and heard the prices in town are not terrible, but being able to find a place can vary so you cannot be terribly picky. But most housing options that I have looked at are usually close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is always some form of police officer on campus, there are always blue lights near by that are easy to get to. The major pathways are always well lit. As well as there is a team of students that are trained by the officers and help other students to safely get to destinations around campus.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The STEP program is a very unique program that allows students to interact more closely with professors as well as getting opportunists to participate in funded research or a teaching experience. The LLC's around campus are really interactive and form very tight-knit communities.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: We have wonderful buildings for each of the majors, in fact there is construction going on another science building. The rec center is fantastic and accommodates students that are athletic, not, or somewhere in between. The library has many resources available for students to help with papers, drop in tutoring, easy for groups to work together, etc. Campus activities are always well advertised.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not receive scholarships, but I did get a grant from STEP (Science Talent Expansion Program) for participating, as well as I had received a grant from the school because of a mistake that had happened with my financial aid. But they had worked with me and my unique situation to help me in the best way possible and gave me a way to change my family contribution to something lower.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The RA's do enforce the policies, but there is underage drinking, and marijuana use on campus. The marijuana use is often reported, or at the very least complained about, but students have moved to smoking outside so the smoke seeps through the windows. The parking restrictions are very strict as I have seen many first year students get tickets do to lack of caution or knowledge of the rules. I feel the rules are well enforced, but I also don't break very many rules and if I do it is very seldom.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: This school has many many different options to choose from, and is known for its food quality and choices. I have gone into repetition with my food choices so I have gotten a little bored, but I am still grateful for the food that we have on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have just completed my freshman year. I honestly love this school. You can tell that the professors care about their students. As well as activities are always happening on campus. The school is beautiful, it is easy to get around town, and you feel involved in a community. I had some issues with financial aid at in fall quarter, but it was figured out quickly. The medical clinic on campus is fantastic. The classes are easy to sign up for, and easy to switch if needed. The My CWU was a strange switch but is easier to access school information and different systems that the professors use to contact the students. This school is wonderful.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I in all honesty have not attended any athletic events and not friends with many athletes so i have no idea how the athletics are at the school.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The south campus housing is wonderful. The staff members are personable as well as approachable. There are plenty of activities in the halls that make it a community. You get to know many people on all different floors. The south campus is a little expensive but there are someways that make it more affordable, the STEP (Science Talent Expansion Program) program on campus gave a $500 grant to help cover books, but this grant had also made it possible for me to participate in the STEP LLC and form connections with others that are interested in the same things that I am as well as taking the same classes or classes that I will have to take, and forming connections as well as being able to ask for help from people majoring in areas I could be struggling with. Next year as the Community Programmer for the STEP LLC, the pay for the position will cover room and board in south campus making living on campus more affordable.

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had the chance to think about an internship or participate in one. I am not sure how easily it is to find one or to get accepted into one. I would think about participating in one possibly my junior year or later. But I have just finished my freshman year. Next year I will be a student staff member, my position will be a community programmer for an LLC on campus. So next year, I will obtain a professional experience with working with others in various different ways.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I just switched majors from biology to psychology, because I found I was loving psychology much more than the chemistry classes (even though the professors I've had were fantastic), but my psychology professor really inspired me to go for the major. The psychology professor was also really approachable and made me really want to take social psychology which I had enrolled in for next fall. I want to go into art therapy because I love helping people as well as being creative. I knew I always wanted to go into social work because I have done a lot of volunteer work throughout high school. I am honestly very excited for my major change and looking forward to my future career.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is a charming small town of Ellensburg. It reminds me a lot of the area that I had come from (Portland/Vancouver) and it really helped with the transition. The university is always helping students find activities to do around town, there is always something to do if you really look. The university is fairly close, particularly in the halls. The atmosphere is really warm and I couldn't love this school more. The local schools in town do a lot on campus, and there are plenty of volunteer activities for the university students to participate in. There is a lot of interaction between the university and the town, it is quite lovely. I feel at home.

5 College Junior

Academics: The Ed Program is very good

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3 College Junior

Parking: The parking by black hall is terrible


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