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...to a place where you belong.

Going to college is a journey. It’s a time to find your place. CWU is the ideal environment for exploring, learning, and growing into the person you want to be. At Central, you learn through hands-on experience dealing with real-world challenges. Your professors know who you are, and they’re invested in your success.

Welcome to where it all begins.

CWU at a glance:



Student clubs, organizations, and associations 125

Student clubs, organizations, and associations 125

1 ,658


135 50 20

135 50 20 Majors to choose from

hour drive to Snoqualmie Pass

hour drive to Snoqualmie Pass



Majors to choose from

Of first-year students are people of c lor 35 %

Of first-year students are people of color 35 %

Student-to faculty ratio 18:1

Student-to-faculty ratio 18:1

LGBTQ + friendly communities in the nation

LGBTQ + friendly communities in the nation

Average class size

Average class size

CWU is an EEO/AA/Title IX Institution. For accommodation email: DS@cwu.edu

Welcome to Ellensburg

Degrees and Programs cwu.edu/programs


Composition Education Performance Musical Theatre

Environmental Sciences Biology



Chemistry Geography Geology Policy Exercise Science


Accounting Actuarial Science Anthropology Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising

Central’s main campus is in beautiful, historic Ellensburg, the geographic center of Washington state. The downtown is filled with a variety of large and small shops, a blend of enticing restaurants, and a thriving farmers market.

Personal Financial Planning PE and School Health Philosophy Physics Biophysics Physics/Engineering (dual degree) Political Science Primate Behavior and Ecology Psychology Public Health Population Health Public Policy Public Relations Religious Studies Risk, Insurance and Safety Mgmt. Russian Science Middle Level Education Secondary Education Social Services Sociology Spanish Special Education Sport Mgmt. Recreation Mgmt.

Fashion Mktg. Applied Math Art


Family and Child Life Child Development Child Life Family Science

Art Education Graphic Design Studio Art

Family and Consumer Sciences Career and Tech Ed Teaching Film Food Science and Nutrition Dietetics French Studies Geography Geography Environmental and Resource GIScience Geology

Asian Studies Aviation Mgmt.

Maintenance Mgmt. Commercial Pilot Flight Officer


Population: 21,000+

Nationally recognized bicycling community



Biochemistry Biology

Biomedical Science Ecology and Evolutionary Molecular and Cell Business Administration Business Analytics Finance HR Mgmt. Leadership and Mgmt. Marketing Mgmt. Personal Financial Planning Supply Chain Mgmt. Business and Mktg. Education


History Social Studies Teaching Hospitality, Tourism and Event Mgmt. Individual Studies Industrial Engineering Technology Integrated Energy Management Business Policy Power Systems Interdisciplinary Studies Social Sciences ITAM Administrative Mgmt. Cybersecurity Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers Information Technology Network Admin. and Mgmt. Project Mgmt.

36+ spots to grab a cup o' joe

Free public transportation

Sport Business Sport Coaching


Technology Education Theatre Design and Production Education Performance Studies


Chemistry Clinical Physiology Communication Computer Science Construction Mgmt. Craft Brewing

Student Life



Wine Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dentistry Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Technology Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing in Public Health Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Respiratory Therapy Pre-Veterinary


Dance Data Science

Experiences aren't limited to the classroom. In fact, 80% of CWU students stay on campus on weekends to get involved in clubs, volunteer opportunities, and group adventures.

900+ Student Volunteer Opportunities

6,000+ Community Activities

Outdoor Adventures Await cwu.edu/opr

Computational Statistical Deaf and Sign Language

Retail Mgmt. and Technology Web and Database Admin. and Mgmt.


Early Childhood Education Economics Economic and Business Forecasting Managerial Economics Electronics Engineering Technology Elementary Education EMS Paramedicine English Language and Literature Language Arts Teaching Professional and Creative Writing Entrepreneurship Environmental Geological Sciences



Law and Justice Liberal Studies

Mathematics Middle-Level Education Secondary Education Mechanical Engineering Technology Media and Journalism Middle-level Humanities Teaching

Visit the Diversity and Equity Center, a hub for support, gatherings and conversation.

Programs in red are Education majors

Admission Requirements cwu.edu/admissions 3.0 2.5-2.99 2.0-2.49 and higher CADRs Met CADRs Met CADRs Met GPA GPA GPA

Top in the Nation CWU is one of the premier public universities in the Pacific Northwest, offering more than 135 accredited college majors and 32 accredited master’s degree programs. Central is also among the top Washington state universities for increasing students’ earning potential after graduation.


Top College for Value Students from all over choose CWU because they know they’ll receive a quality education with personal attention at an affordable cost. Central consistently ranks as a top college for value and return on investment.

TOP 10 Best Value College inWA SmartAsset

• Guaranteed admissions • No personal statement

• Holistic review • Personal statement may be required

• Holistic review • Personal statement required

How to Apply

CADR Requirements English - 4 credits Mathematics - 4 credits Science - 3 credits (2 credits from lab)

Average Cost Per Year *

Fill out an online application at cwu.edu/admissions Pay a $60 application fee Submit official high school transcripts

Tuition and Fees $ 8,592

$ 13,938

Books and Supplies $ 1,002

Social Sciences - 3 credits World Languages - 2 credits Fine Arts - 1 credit

Room and Board

Scholarships and Financial Aid cwu.edu/scholarships

$ 160 million

Important Dates:

Amount CWU offers in financial assistance each year.

ONE 8out of 10

Amount of first-year students who receive gift aid (grants, scholarships, waivers)

• FAFSA and WASFA applications open • Scholarship Central application open May 1

• Tuition Scholarship deadline • Priority application deadline for fall May 1

• Confirm enrollment at CWU

May 1

Scholarship Central allows you to apply for more than 300 scholarships from a single website.

of students receive federal grants 47 %

of students receive financial aid 80 %

of WUE eligible students receive WUE 100 %

* Before Financial Aid, Scholarships, and other waivers. Tuition prices may vary.

Virtual Admissions Experiences

What does it mean to be a Wildcat?

Experience CWU


Leni Halaapiapi ’19 Computer Science McNair Scholar

Be sure to visit campus to see what Central is all about. CWU hosts future Wildcats on campus throughout the year.

Can't make it to campus? We have you covered.

You just need to have the determination, and not get discouraged when you fail along the way. I’ve failed so many times, but it’s that failure that I keep learning from. If you can stick it out, you’ll do good for yourself. Central has all the resources to help anybody; you just have to seek them out. Looking back now, I’m so glad I came to Central. The thing I like is the way the university is so connected to the community. It’s a really unique environment. One of my philosophies is, I’m always learning, always improving, always thinking: what can I learn more about. Central taught me that.

Take a Guided Tour

• Online Campus Tours • Chat with Admissions Counselors

• Tour campus in person or virtually • Explore programs

• Information sessions • Virtual fairs and events

• Meet students, faculty, admissions counselors, learn about financial aid, and apply on-the-spot

Where to Live


CWU’s campus grants you the space to live and grow. With a variety of rooms, suites and living arrangements you’ll be sure to find the right fit for you. • Card access entry • Communal and suite-style bathrooms • WIFI in rooms and common areas • Kitchen, laundry room, study rooms and lounges • ADA Accessible

Wildcat Sports wildcatsports.com cwu.edu/rec

GNAC Academic All-Sports CHAMPS

Dugmore Hall

Sports are vital to the Central experience. You don't have to play on one of CWU's NCAA DII varsity teams to get involved in athletic activities.

Men's Varsity Basketball Baseball Cross Country Football Rugby Track and Field Women’s Varsity Basketball Cross Country

Rugby Track and Field Volleyball

Fly Fishing Golf Ice Hockey Karate Lacrosse Rodeo Soccer Spike Ball Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Tumbling Ultimate Disc

Wakeboarding Water Polo Winter Sports Wrestling Intramural Sports Badminton Basketball Bubble Soccer Dodgeball Flag Football Golf

Water Polo Kickball Pickleball Racquetball

3,200 trees on campus

Club Sports Archery Badminton Barbell Climbing Cycling Dance Equestrian Fencing

Soccer Softball Strongman Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Video Games Volleyball ...and more

Soccer Softball

20 residence halls

(average length of a movie) Seattle: 1.5 hrs. Spokane: 3 hrs. Portland: 4 hrs. Snoq. Pass: 1 hr. Travel Times

(average length of a Seahawks game) (average length of a "Loki" episode) (average length of a concert at the Gorge)


San Juan Islands






Olympic National Park



CWU-Des Moines


CWU-Moses Lake




CWU- Yakima



Walla Walla



= CWU campus locations

Important! March 1 Deadline

Apply before Mar. 1 for Tuition Scholarships and Priority Admission

Contact Us admissions@cwu.edu 509-963-1211 cwu.edu/admissions


text us: 509-213-1813





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