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Eastern Washington University is a public institution located in Cheney, Washington. The location of EWU is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

205 Undergraduate Degrees
43 Graduate Degrees
$30,085 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
96% Acceptance Rate

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Eastern Washington University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

EWU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#109 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EWU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Teaching English or French Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards EWU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#52 Best Education Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#63 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Eastern Washington University?

Location of Eastern Washington University

Contact details for EWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 526 5Th Street, Cheney, WA 99004-2496
Phone: 509-359-6200

How Do I Get Into EWU?

You can apply to EWU online at:

Admission Requirements for EWU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into EWU?

96% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women
77% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 96%, EWU is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 41% of accepted students are men and 59% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 95%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to EWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 530. Math scores were between 430 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 440 to 530 )

SAT Math Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 430 to 560 )
EWU received ACT scores from 24% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 16 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 17 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 16 to 23 )
ACT Math Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 17 to 24 )
ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 17 to 24 )

Can I Afford Eastern Washington University?

$30,085 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
5.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of EWU is $30,085. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At EWU, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,227 a year. That adds up to $24,908 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EWU is 5.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Eastern Washington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,498 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 10,756 undergraduate students at EWU, with 9,498 being full-time and 1,258 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EWU

There are also 1,654 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,498 full-time undergraduates at EWU, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EWU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Washington University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EWU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 271
Black or African American 333
Hispanic or Latino 1,627
White 5,289
International Students 283
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,695

Geographic Diversity

Washington students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Washington University. At this time, 18 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at EWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Japan, and China.

Online Learning at Eastern Washington University

583 Took All Classes Online
3,490 Took At Least One Class Online
10.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 33 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at EWU. In 2017-2018, 3,490 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EWU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Washington for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of EWU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Washington University was 10.6%. This is the #912 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EWU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EWU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Education 50%
Educational Administration 36%
General Education 3%
General Education 3%
General Educational Leadership & Administration 36%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Washington University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Elementary Education 0 63 0 0 63
General Education 0 0 0 30 30
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 16 12 0 0 28
English & Language Arts Education 0 25 1 0 26
General Special Education 0 14 0 0 14
Reading Teacher Education 0 14 0 0 14
Social Studies Education 0 13 0 0 13
Early Childhood Education 0 13 0 0 13
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 11 0 11
Mathematics Education 0 11 0 0 11
Health Education 0 5 0 0 5
Music Education 0 4 0 0 4
Art Education 0 3 0 0 3
Biology Education 0 3 0 0 3
Spanish Education 0 3 0 0 3
Business Education 0 2 0 0 2
Science Education 0 2 0 0 2
Social & Philosophical Foundations of Education 0 1 0 0 1
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 1 0 1
Chemistry Education 0 1 0 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0
French Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0
Adult & Continuing Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16 189 13 30 248


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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