Create Your
Future

At Central Washington University, you'll find a community designed to support your individual journey to success.

Forward-Thinking Programs


Prepare for the careers of today and tomorrow. Chart your own course with more than 135 accredited undergraduate majors and 32 accredited master’s degree programs. We offer many minor and certificate options to complement your academic path.

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135
Accredited
College Majors

CWU By The Numbers

15:1

Student To Faculty Ratio

135+

Majors and Programs

88%

Acceptance Rate

125+

Student Organizations

CWU Campus Locations


Our main campus is located in historic Ellensburg, Washington and we have six satellite locations across the state. Explore our locations and find the campus or center that's most convenient for you.

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The CWU Experience


  • Student Life

    Enjoy the vibrant Wildcat way of life! From movie nights to intramural sports, you’ll never run out of activities at CWU.

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    Admissions & Aid

    Begin building the future you've been dreaming about. It's easy to apply to CWU and we're here for you every step of the way.

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    Academics

    Our small class sizes, passionate educators, and real-world learning opportunities prepare you to take on your dreams.

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    About

    The world needs builders, doers, and leaders who care. You belong here, and we see your future at CWU.

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  • CWU News

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    CWU Women’s History Month Film Series to begin March 5

    February 28, 2024

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    CWU Capital Planning and Projects director appointed to Ellensburg City Council

    February 28, 2024

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    North Academic Complex site tours, geothermal presentation to be offered Friday

    February 26, 2024

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