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Eastern Washington University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Eastern Washington University Description:

Eastern Washington University, is a regional public university located in Cheney, Washington, about 16 miles from Spokane. The 300-acre park-like campus is a short drive to skiing, fishing, canoeing and other outdoor recreation. Undergraduates can choose from over 100 fields of study, and the school has a 21 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The school ranks well among master's level institutions in the West, and G.I. Jobs magazine named it a military friendly school. The university has an active Greek system with seven fraternities and eight sororities. In athletics, the Eastern Washington Eagles compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference. The school's 117,699 square foot Recreation Center features an ice rink, 30 foot climbing wall, large fitness center and dining area.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,587 (11,360 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $7,961 (in-state); $19,612 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,015
  • Other Expenses: $3,600
  • Total Cost: $21,626 (in-state); $33,277 (out-of-state)

Eastern Washington University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 71%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,561
    • Loans: $5,643

Scholarships for Eastern Washington (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminology, Finance, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Reading Teacher Education

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 20%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Eastern Washington University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Eastern Washington website

"Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society. Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities."

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