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Quick Facts About CWU

CWU offers the major you want and classes taught by award-winning faculty—all at an affordable cost.

Best in the West
We boast a number of nationally and regionally distinguished academic programs including music, geology, physics, and education.

Enjoy the Sunshine
Enjoy hiking, rafting, biking, and some of the world's finest fly-fishing throughout the year.

Veteran Friendly
We are a designated Veterans Supportive Campus and are committed to serving the needs of present and former military personnel.

Everyone is Welcome
Campus Pride selected CWU as one of the top LGBT-friendly schools in the nation and we're the only four-year university in the state to receive the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from Insight in Diversity.

Learning by Doing
More freshmen at CWU are involved in faculty-mentored undergraduate research than at any other public university in Washington.

Small Class Sizes
A 19-to-1 ratio of students to faculty means you're more than just a face in a crowded room, your professor actually knows your name.

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The Economist Magazine


 in Washington

We are the top-rated university in the state of Washington for economic impact on graduates, according to The Economist magazine.

Your Professor Knows Your Name

CWU puts the focus on teaching with award-winning faculty who want to help you learn.

Close to Everything

Located in Ellensburg, we're just an hour-and-a-half drive from Seattle—or about 30 songs on Spotify.

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