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If you want to know more about Eastern Washington University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Eastern Washington University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, 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

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, EWU is ranked #967 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 23 colleges in Washington, EWU is ranked at #19.

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

The student to faculty ratio at Eastern Washington University is 22 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

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

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Eastern Washington University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 20% for first-time, full-time students at EWU, which is 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 10,756 undergraduates at EWU with 9,498 being full-time and 1,258 being part-time.

EWU Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do EWU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from EWU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $43,100 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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

Location of Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University is a public institution situated 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 70 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 is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

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

Learn more about online learning at Eastern Washington University.

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Notes and References


*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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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