Eastern Washington University

526 5th St.
Cheney, WA 99004-2496
(509) 359-2397
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Eastern Washington University is a public institution that was founded in 1882. It’s main campus located in Cheney, Wash., and it offers academic programs at other campuses in Bellevue, Everett, Kent, Seattle, Shoreline, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver and Yakima. It is the state’s fastest-growing public institution, with a little more than 10,000 students attending each year. Eastern Washington University is recognized as one of the best schools in the region, ranking on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best universities in the West.

Programs Offered

Students can choose from more than 100 fields of study at Eastern Washington University at the undergraduate level, as well as nine master’s degrees, one applied doctorate, one educational specialist degree, and 11 graduate certificates through its graduate school. Eastern Washington University’s online learning division offers degrees,certificates, individual courses. Degree offerings include an undergraduate degree in children’s studies, an interdisciplinary studies major with an emphasis on health leadership, and a master’s in dental hygiene. Programs and courses are delivered through Blackboard.


Eastern Washington University has been regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 1919.


Admissions procedures will vary by the type of applicant, whether you’re a freshman, transfer, returning, international, or graduate student. Undergraduate applicants need to submit an application either online or in print, a $50 application fee, their official high school transcript, their official ACT or SAT test scores, and an essay that addresses their leadership and group contributions, creativity or knowledge in a subject, goals, and commitment to success. If they have at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and complete the school’s College Academic Distribution Requirements, they’ll be automatically admitted. Graduate school applicants must submit an application, a $50 application fee, two copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and official GRE or GMAT scores, if required by the department. They must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in the most recent 90 quarter or 60 semester graded credits of postsecondary academic course work.

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