|Setting:||Small Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
Central Washington University (CWU) is a four-year public university offering comprehensive academics and services, its teacher-education program being one of its more impressive offerings.
Located in the picturesque town of Ellensburg, Washington, CWU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are undertaken through four distinctive departments. Among these are arts and humanities, business and sciences.
The College of Education is its most outstanding. Founded as a teacher-education college, this was for a number of years the only field of study at CWU. While the university has expanded in recent decades, this still remains the most popular department and educates students in elementary, secondary, special education and other designations.
As the oldest college at CWU, the College of Education is always expanding to include more innovative offerings. For this reason they recently implemented the Alternative Pathways to Education program. This allows individuals with bachelor’s degrees in another field to pursue a teaching credential in a shortened amount of time.
Additional programs at CWU include an honors research program in science, a division of continuing education and distance learning options.
Student services at CWU include career counseling, a math tutorial center, academic advising, mental health counseling services, a health center and childcare.
Campus life at CWU offers numerous academic, extracurricular, recreational, arts and cultural offerings as well as residence halls, complete with amenities.
Financial aid is available to eligible students through scholarships, loans, grants and departmental fellowships for graduate students.
33% of students gave Central Washington University 5 stars overall.
They care about what they teach and that what they teach is important. The accounting field is tough and they provide preparation for when you enter the work place. Register early when ever possible. Ask lots of questions of yourself and what you can't answer be sure to ask the prof.
Ellensburg is a fun town. It is located just to the east of the Cascade Mountains in Washington so enjoys lots of sunshine. The population of Ellensburg is probably about 50,000, so the college plays an important role in its identity. Ellensburg is well known for its behavioral psychology programs among others. I did not do my undergraduate work there but know several people who attended in the early 2000's who got B.S.s. One student had a 4.0 as a high school senior in a very competitive high school. She got a degree in biology and feels that she got a good education. Many students attending Central are from the Seattle area and are looking for a quality liberal arts college in a smaller setting.
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.
Seasonal average temperatures for Ellensburg, WA
|Full-Time Undergrad Students||12,943|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||13,779|
- Latino: 9%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 70%
- Asian: 4%
- Unknown and Other: 13%
|Unknown and Other||13%|
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