Central Washington University (CWU)

Ellensburg, WA

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CWU Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 6 Review

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Central Washington University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 1986

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 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.

Academics

Tipical size for undergrad work classes. Nothing out of the ordinary. Profs try to be available and I did recieve good advice when needed. Work load was just right for that time of my life and still had time to do other things. Programs were stong and to the point.

College Life

Small town, good for those liking outdoor life, snow in winter, heat in summer, many leave town on weekend for Seattle just 90 minutes away. Not your big city school. Campus very safe for late night classes, people friendly. The only negative is the wind.


Former Student - Last Attended 2000

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

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.

Academics

I was in the graduate program in education working on a Master's Degree in public school administration. Having already worked in the public schools for many years, I came to the program knowing a lot about school administration. While I learned a lot in the special education and the law class, the "principal" class was poorly instructed. It was a seminar style, in which the students read scholarly articles and presented the information to the class. I would have much preferred learning from the instructor who had been a public school administrator for 40 years and had a wealth of experience.

College Life

Fun town, fun school. Ellensburg has a rodeo every year and the cowboy cuture pervades the college night life in a good and lively way. There are plenty of local pubs where students gather to listen to music and hang out. Ellensburg is close to snow skiing, hiking, rock climbing and biking is popular because the terrain is flat. It gets a foot or more of snow in the winter which adds to the fun of living there.


Former Student - Last Attended 2011

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Ellensburg is different for a college town. CWU feels like it's own little island. Ellensburg's focus is farm/cowboy style and CWU is about being young and in college. Some great profs, some who don't really care much.

Academics

Classes are pretty easy for a college. Professors generally love to teach. Class sizes are pretty small, which is a plus for a public school. There's a diversity in people who do want to learn and those who are just looking for an easy degree.

College Life

A lot of clubs but not a lot of people who want to be involved. CWU does try, it's just the students who don't care, which is really sad. There really isn't much drinking as rumors suggest. Safe place


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

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