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There's a reason you feel so at home at Central Washington University.

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From the moment you arrive on the CWU campus you’ll feel right at home. Our friendly, welcoming students and professors immediately let you know that this is the place you belong, a dynamic public university that fits your wants and needs perfectly. Considering all this and our affordable tuition, it’s easy to understand why The Economist magazine recently named CWU as Washington’s best educational value.

Our friendly, knowledgeable admissions team is ready to answer all of your questions about CWU. When you’re ready to visit the CWU campus, you’ll meet and tour the university with one of our awesome Visitation Team members introduced through the link below.

With more than 135 accredited majors, including many taught by national award-winning professors, you’re bound to find the bachelor’s degree program that’s right for you.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the CWU campus!


What's Next?

We would love to show you around campus if you’d like to visit. Or if you’re ready to apply you can get started below. If you’ve already applied, we’ll be contacting you soon with an admissions decision. Once you’re admitted, click the check mark icon to get ready for your first days on campus.

Priority Application Dates

Once you decide which quarter you want to start college at CWU, make sure you submit all required transcripts, application, and other documentation by the Priority Application Deadline.



Fall Quarter



Winter Quarter



Spring Quarter



Summer Quarter

Contact Us

CWU has an entire staff of people eager to answer your questions, show you around campus, and help smooth the way to your admission to CWU


What happens after I apply?

After you complete the application form

Please send the following to our admissions team:

  • Undergraduate
    • Previous academic records (high school transcript or college transcript)
    • SAT/ACT
    • Wait for your admissions decision!
  • Graduate
    • Previous academic records (college transcripts)
    • Statement of Educational and Professional Objectives.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
We are commited to providing applicants an admissions decision as soon as possible. Once the above is received, our admissions team will conduct an application review and provide an admissions decision shortly.

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Affordable tuition

More than $109 million financial assistance offered each year

33% students of color

Safe small town location

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