Chances of getting into Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.4%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Washington University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into EWU and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Washington for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,311 out of 8,374 applicants were admitted making EWU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 76 percent. Eastern Washington University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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EWU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
870-1080
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Eastern Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 430
SAT Composite 25th 870
SAT Scores for Eastern Washington University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 530
SAT Composite 75th 1080
Average SAT Score 980

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

Eastern Washington University typically requires applicants to be in the top 82 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 870 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 760. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Washington University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1080 and Above Good >74%
975 to 1080 Avg + 63%-74%
870 to 975 Avg - 50%-63%
765 to 870 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 765 Low <37%
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EWU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
21%
ACT Scores for Eastern Washington University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
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 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 #16 in Washington for highest average ACT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Washington University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Washington University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >74%
20 to 23 Avg + 63%-74%
17 to 20 Avg - 50%-63%
14 to 17 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 14 Low <37%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.24
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Eastern Washington University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Washington University was 3.24 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Washington for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as EWU accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Eastern Washington University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 23% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 6% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Eastern Washington University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,985 3,389 8,374
Accepted 3,213 2,098 5,311
Acceptance Rate 64% 62% 63%
Enrolled 1,066 714 1,780
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 34% 34%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
39

Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 15, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Washington University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eastern Washington University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

63% of those who apply are granted admission to EWU. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 870 and 1080. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 23. 21% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.