Central Washington University

Address:
400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
Phone:
509-963-1111
Website:
http://www.cwu.edu
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About Central Washington University

Central Washington University is classified as a college or university with a medium-sized master’s program. Colleges and universities with a medium-sized master’s program typically award between 100 and 199 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. Approximately half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25% to 49% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate10,765
 Graduate592
 Total11,357
GenderFemale51%
 Male49%
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time85%
 % Part-time15%
Race/Ethnicity% White71.1%
 % Black2.5%
 % Asian3.7%
 % Latino7.5%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown7.4%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal4,856
 % Admitted81%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled42%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRecommended
 High School RankingNeither required nor recommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT23%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800550 / 800
 SAT Writing430 / 800530 / 800
 SAT Math450 / 800550 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite18 / 3624 / 36
 ACT English17 / 3623
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3624 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$7,110
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,751
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid73%
 % Undergraduates with Loans53%
 % Undergraduates with Grants56%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$972
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,901
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,216
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Ellensburg Area

Median Age23.4
Median Household Income$26,597
Total Population18,039
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total48.6% 51.4%
 Age 0-941.4%58.6%
 Age 10-1753.1%46.9%
 Age 18-2450.1%49.9%
 Age 25-2955.1%44.9%
 Age 30-3946.8%53.2%
 40+52.2%47.8%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.2%
 % Black0.7%
 % Asian3.5%
 % Latino8.4%
 % Native American1.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.1%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,901
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$681
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50012.3%34.2%4.1%
 $500 to $74947.2%56.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%6.4%48.0%
 Over $100040.5%2.6%6.9%
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