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Cheney, WA 99004
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Facts at a Glance

For more facts and to download printable fact sheets, visit EWU's Fast Facts page.

The Basics

  • Enrollment:

    13,453 in fall 2014

  • Resident undergraduate tuition and fees:

    $7,972 (9-month starting fall 2014)

  • Students receiving financial assistance after applying:

    77% (totaling more than $137 million in financial assistance)

  • International students: 3% (Saudi Arabia, China, Japan and Taiwan are the most popular home countries)
  • Male/Female ratio:

    44% male, 56% female

  • New undergraduates who are transfers:

    44% (2-year and 4-year)

  • School spirit: EWU's colors are red and white. We're called the Eagles, and our mascot is Swoop.
  • Student diversity:


Good-to-Know Facts

  • EWU offers 135 fields of study, nine master's degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, one educational specialist degree and one applied doctorate.

  • You can enroll in classes at the main campus in Cheney, at EWU Spokane, Bellevue, Everett, Kirkland, Lakewood, Longview, Seattle, Vancouver and Yakima.

  • EWU participates in NCAA Division 1 Big Sky Conference athletics with six men's and eight women's intercollegiate teams.
  • There's room to roam. Campus covers 300 acres in a parklike setting with rolling wheat fields just steps from campus.
  • Spokane, Washington's second largest city, is just 16 miles away. Take advantage of the nearby ski resorts, lakes and other outdoor recreation.
  • Unique among the state's regional universities, EWU offers a Greek system with seven fraternities and eight sororities.
  • Eastern's Recreation Center features a rock climbing wall, ice rink and some of the best food on campus.

  • The Princeton Review ranked EWU's College of Business and Public Administration as one of The Best 296 Business Schools in 2014.

  • EWU has been named as a Military Friendly School for 2014 by G.I. Jobs Magazine, an honor that ranks Eastern in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.

  • Eastern is the nation's only university with a research facility in a national wildlife refuge. Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is just minutes from campus.
  • EWU's outdoor club, EPIC Adventures, offers backpacking, camping, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, ice climbing, and more. If it's human powered and outdoors, EPIC does it.
  • You'll find 55 intramural leagues, 33 sports clubs and more than 100 registered student organizations on campus.

Freshman Facts

  • Averages of all incoming freshman:

    3.23GPA, 980 SAT, 20 ACT

  • Freshman diversity:


  • Freshman retention rate:

    78% (first time/full time)

  • Percentage who will be the first in their families to earn a college degree:


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