#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

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Student Population
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Location Cheney, Washington
Online ewu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Town Fringe
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Cheney, Washington, Eastern Washington University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 5,297 prospective students applied, and 5,069 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,826 enrolled in the school.  10,885 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,748 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $6,543 plus fees of $983. EWU is ranked 836 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



EWU is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very Easy
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SAT 920/1130
ACT 17/24
GPA 3.24
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due May 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Washington Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Eastern Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$983
Room and Board $12,405
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$23,531
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Eastern Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$983
Room and Board $12,405
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$41,062

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$45,300 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
46% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Eastern Washington University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Education 11%
Health Professions 10%
Social Sciences 8%
General Studies 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=235097 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Washington University.

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