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Chances of getting into Eastern Washington University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Washington University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into EWU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at EWU is 79%.  It ranks #7 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Eastern Washington University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 4,435 out of 5,618 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 78 percent (SAT 880/1090 ACT 16/23). Eastern Washington University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.28. 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The EWU application fee is $60 and applications are due by May 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Eastern Washington University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 78% of students submitted SAT scores and 21% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

EWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
880-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Eastern Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 420
SAT Composite 25th 880
SAT Scores for Eastern Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 990

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Washington University?

Eastern Washington University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 770. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 990 out of 1600. EWU ranks #16 in Washington for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Washington University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >86%
985 to 1090 Avg + 79%-86%
880 to 985 Avg - 69%-79%
775 to 880 Reach 57%-69%
Less than 775 Low <57%
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EWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Eastern Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Eastern Washington University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 23
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into EWU?

Admission data indicates that EWU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #15 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Washington University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Washington University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >87%
19 to 23 Avg + 79%-87%
16 to 19 Avg - 70%-79%
13 to 16 Reach 60%-70%
Less than 13 Low <60%
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EWU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.28
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Washington University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into EWU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Washington University was 3.28 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #16 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.28 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as EWU accepts 79% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern Washington University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 1.97% Good
3.75 to 3.99 17.65% Good
3.50 to 3.74 18.31% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.4% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 17.45% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 21.46% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 6.76% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Applying

Admission Statistics

Eastern Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,535 2,083 5,618
Accepted 2,767 1,668 4,435
Acceptance Rate 78% 80% 79%
Enrolled 951 583 1,534
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 35% 35%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern Washington University is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Washington University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Eastern Washington University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Washington University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Eastern Washington University prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to EWU. 21% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Eastern Washington University?

79% of those who apply are granted admission to EWU. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Eastern Washington University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1090. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Eastern Washington University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 23. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.