Central Washington University

1,281 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
Report
  • Washintonian (native to washington)
    44%
  • Kind
    31%
  • Coastie (Seattle area natives)
    19%
  • Conservsative
    6%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Open. Willing to try new things/meet new people.
    0%
  • Selfish
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.67 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Great for education majors
    57%
  • Affordable
    17%
  • Diverse
    13%
  • Distinguished
    10%
  • Subpar
    3%
  • Cliquy and high school
    0%
  • Great baseball program
    0%

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

1,281 reviews
  • Excellent
    154
  • Very Good
    449
  • Average
    548
  • Poor
    83
  • Terrible
    35
Well I'm a freshman at Central Washington University and have been attending for about a week or two because of class just starting and I'm off to a great start so far. Completing all of my assignments and getting A's on my assignments and quizzes. I'm pursuing my 4 year Bachelors Degree in EMS/Paramedicine.
  • Freshman
  • 2 days ago
I love being at Klahowya Secondary School. It's full of staff that care more about student success than the school looking good. In doing this this the spirit of Klashowya shines bright.
  • College Student
  • 5 days ago
So far I've had a great time and the professors are very engaging and there to help the students.
  • College Junior
  • 7 days ago