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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Typical students are more from the west side but some of the student body is rarely from the east side. There are a lot of fit men and women due to sports as well as a fad in yoga and cross fit. Most of the people here are very decent and open although some are preppy and stuck up due to the life style of western Washington. Sadly some people here are crazy religious where they at times judge you very harsh. The ladies here are at times very stuck up and choosy with the people they hangout with while others are very chill and don't care what people care about.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: The only fraternity at the school is Kappa Sigma, a community/ leadership group that gives back to the community more than they take. They are a decent group of people who have been known to deal with habitat for humanity, cleaning up down town ellensburg, collecting caned food for the fish food bank, and others. They have been featured in the universities news paper, on the central facebook pages and have been known around campus. They at times have fundraisers and get together with friends and the community. Although online it says that greek life is non existent on campus, those claims are wrong and written by people who don't really socialize or go to this school.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: Not that great with intramural sports and could be better. Sadly Varsity seems to be taking more and more money from other departments even though central dousn't always surpass other colleges and ends up on the less portion.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: have yet to live off campus but my friends ave places far from campus and it's very hard to find a reasonable price.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The dining is good but very pricey to eat out. If you get to on a saturday morning go to the palace and order the eggs Benedict with stuffed hash browns, the best hang over breakfast. An the pasta company's steak salad is very filling compared to price due to it basically giving you giant bowl of salad with a large steak on top. An at el caporal make sure to get the special chocolate en mole enchiladas, they are the best. An if you can take the burrito challenge at fedilinas, its a awesome memory. An at wing central do the hell wing challenge, they knocked down the recipe in recent years but its still hot. Sadly most meals are about 6.00-8.00 for a regular meal and drink.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Most parties here aren't that well off. Some of these parties through the year are actually very nice to have but most like the ones at the rugby house really suck because unless you are a hot girl you never get in, and by hot girl i mean hot. An really although some rumors have said that this school is the party school it actually isn't and that is in fact WSU compared to the small parties held here.

3 College Junior

Administration: When it comes to drugs the school is very strict due to it being a federally funded university whom still have banned it. Although they don't really care about under aged drinking as long as you are not sway walking or drunk driving. Sadly they give you parking citations for not having a parking pass or parking in the teachers parking lot or parking places over night, which is really stupid considering how much we pay for tuition and them thinking we owe them something more. An well legally they don't have a right to actually fine you or give you an actual parking ticket so you can just tare up the tickets. An park on campus so long as you make sure they don't tow you. An the reason they are strict on noise is due to the towns noise regulation, which cops try to be jerks at times listening in on houses trying to give out tickets. An due to those noise regulations everything in town closes down early except for the bars, which is very annoying and unfitting for the town.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process is rather annoying due to having to apply every year or so. An sadly for some time if your right on the line of getting and not getting aid they aren't flexible at all and have you instead take out loans which are not fun at all. Sadly I was right on that line no matter my gpa or scores.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Some meals are alright although others are very fatty and unhealthy such as all the fried food, late night food and even the food in holmes. They need to take away the sushi station since people hardly ever get any. What they have at the sandwich station is stuff they don't have at the salad station which is really annoying when you want to eat extra healthy such as spinach. The gato taco station is very unhealthy, allowing the meat to be just sitting in its own juices and fat. The food is very cross contaminated if your ever allergic to something due to the servers touching and dropping other items in each bin. An you can use your meal plan in the store, although I wish they would sell more things like whole vegetables and or things to be able to cook our own meals. Sadly in the Cstore everything is over priced even the candy bars and soda. Personally I wish you could just go to the store and use your money there to buy ingredients rather than having it pre-made right there on the spot. If it wasn't for the fact that I had to eat on campus due to money I would totally never eat on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are very old, have no air conditioning as well as no wifi. An the newest dorm is only for freshmen which makes no sense. The programs in the dorm are mostly for teaching people something, which is not really fun. Id recommend choosing Barto then switching to either off campus or Wendell B. In Barto the social atmosphere is light and easy going as in a couple of the older dorms but the dorm wendell is more for after you already have friends, which is why its more for upper yeared students rather than freshmen. An with barto its in the center of campus as well as have personal and public bathrooms, wifi, 2 kitchens and 2 laundry rooms. Although the maintenance isn't always wanting to take care of your broken things and may take anywhere from a few days to 2 months to take care of.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The places around campus range from nice houses to rent to basicly studio boxes to live in, not that much variety though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are lot of local places to go and chow down off campus though they close pretty early.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I've only had positive interactions with the administration though they declared very strict rules they were rarely enforced.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I find the school doesn't offer very many scholarships unique to it or from the state, but that might just be state budget issues.

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College Sophomore

Party Scene: I never really partied I was more of a video game and online gamer kind of guy.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food overall is really great on campus, lots of different kinds with occasional special feasts like lobster or steak nights, overall its a really good deal.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There is good and bad for living on campus, the best part is the closeness to class and bang for your buck value for the housing costs, the downsides are there is very little community and interaction for housing life, most everyone does their own thing and its hard to get the exact type or room you want. The campus is beautiful and you'll get out and see a lot of because the internet sucks.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have never lived off campus so I wouldn't know...

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its mostly chain stuff with a few nice restaurants here and there

4 College Freshman

Administration: Everyone is pretty chill. Just as long as youre not being loud and obnoxious

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for the general scholarship and im waiting to hear back.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't really go to parties. The hangouts with friends are much better than random parties.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Its your average college food. Its not great but its food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love living on campus. I've made a lot of friends.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Very hard to find housing close to campus.

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