Central Washington University

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University Overview

Founded in 1891, Central Washington University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Ellensburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Washington. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Kent, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Yakima. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Central Washington University (CWU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Central Washington University (CWU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 129 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CWU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CWU
Founded 1891
Motto Docendo discimus
By teaching, we learn
Colours Crimson and black

University Location

Address 400 East University Way
Ellensburg
98926-7501 Washington
United States
Tel +1 (509) 963 1111
Fax +1 (509) 963 3022
Other locations Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Kent, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, Yakima

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is recommended
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is neither required nor recommended
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are required
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 400 East University Way
Ellensburg 98926-7463
(509) 963 1211

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Quarters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Special Focus: Two-Year Institution

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Central Washington University's Library
Central Washington University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 555,406 physical volumes, 114,842 physical media, 13,539 digital/electronic medium and 199 licensed digital/electronic databases. Central Washington University's library has 2 branches.
Housing Yes
Central Washington University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,711 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1918


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

Not reported


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