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How Well Is Eastern Washington University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Eastern Washington University was awarded 38 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is education.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked EWU as #967 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

EWU is also ranked #19 out of 23 schools in Washington.

See all of the rankings for Eastern Washington University.

Is It Hard to Get Into EWU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 96%, Eastern Washington University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

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 Composite scores ranged between 17 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Eastern Washington University  ( 17 to 24 )

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Eastern Washington University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Eastern Washington University, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Eastern Washington University is 73%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  73 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Eastern Washington University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Eastern Washington University has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at EWU is 20%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  20 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at EWU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,473 undergraduates at EWU with 10,060 being full-time and 1,413 being part-time.

EWU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for EWU is 76.49 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  76.49 out of 100
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How Much Does Eastern Washington University Cost?

The overall average net price of EWU is $12,150. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for EWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,368 $8,488 $12,987 $17,472 $18,325

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of EWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 57% of students took out student loans averaging $6,138 a year. That adds up to $24,552 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.

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How Much Money Do EWU Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from EWU make about $43,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Eastern Washington University make the most money.

Location of Eastern Washington University

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.

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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

Eastern Washington University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 73 majors graduated from Eastern Washington University. Of these students, 2,439 received undergraduate degrees and 402 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 184 $38,100
General Biology 141 $29,600
General Psychology 132 $29,100
Interdisciplinary Studies 109 $31,500
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 105 $23,400
Communication & Media Studies 100 $30,800
Accounting 92 $42,000
Teacher Education Subject Specific 86 $38,700
Computer Information Systems 85 $54,200
Finance & Financial Management 81 $39,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Eastern Washington University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at EWU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 3,490 students took at least one online class at Eastern Washington University. This is an increase from the 2,999 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,490 583
2016-2017 2,999 533
2015-2016 2,432 440
2014-2015 2,058 371
2013-2014 1,864 397

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