Eastern Washington University

1,416 reviews
  1. Cheney, WA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Eastern Washington University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
526 5th Street
Cheney, WA 99004
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
SAT Range
850-1070
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$11,954/ 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
    $7,268/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,616/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,370/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,992/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,372/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.109 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.115 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,061Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Pretty approachable and friendly
    48%
  • Average
    32%
  • Friendly and caring, but reserved
    8%
  • Unlike any other
    6%
  • Intelligent and creative
    3%
  • STEROTYPICAL
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.130 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.162 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Great
    25%
  • Average
    20%
  • Accomadating
    19%
  • Its an mixture of all of the above
    16%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • Perfect
    5%
  • Mediocre
    2%

After Eastern Washington University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.86 responses

Reviews

1,416 reviews
  • Excellent
    170
  • Very Good
    555
  • Average
    560
  • Poor
    82
  • Terrible
    49
As a freshman, I am mandated to live in the dorms this year and required to pay for their ridiculous meal plans. (See WAC172-130. It's law! This is the first year they are enforcing this law.) The dorms cost $750/month. The meal plans cost $633/month. On top of that, Eastern has several mandatory expenses added on top of tuition and books: STA, PUB, Obamacare, parking, laundry, activity fee, etc. That's an added cost of $20,000/year that you didn't have last year. Make sure to check out these hidden expenses before you commit. Make sure to check out the dorms, too. They are old, outdated, and very small. No privacy. No walls between you and your roommate. If you can afford the extra $20,000/year, you might as well consider going to a better school with better accommodations. Some out-of-state schools are cheaper than Eastern even as an out-of-state resident, ie. Boise State University. Do your homework. Shop around. Save and graduate with no debt or minimal debt.
  • College Student
  • 7 months ago
What makes my school unique is the fact that I feel safe when walking alone at night. I also love the fact that the class size is small and manageable for a professor to deal with and teach. My favorite experience would have to be orientation when in the summer for when I was a freshman. Orientation made me sure that I had picked the perfect school for myself and my parents wallet. If I could choose a school all over again I would definitely still pick Eastern Washington University, the town is small yet growing, all the locals make us students feel at home away from home. The professors and guiders are welcoming and are always looking for the best in our situations or interests. And there are also so many activities to get or be involved in that you wont feel lost or forgotten. Eastern is perfect and continues to be perfect for me!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
One of the most important differences that sets Eastern apart is the cost of tuition, which is quite lower than many of the other universities in Washington state. Also, there is a strong support system for students in organizations, groups, and facilities around campus. The library, for example, is a great place to study and find resources as well as borrow technological aids and find help at the tutoring center. In addition, the Inferno, our football field, is bright red and draws crowds of students and faculty to home games frequently. And finally, one of the most prevalent characteristics of Eastern is composed of a great mass of grey fur - squirrels! They are everywhere, and are unafraid of humans, often darting in front of students and throwing acorns down from their tree branches.
  • College Sophomore
  • Dec 5 2013