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Office of International Studies and Programs


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Office of International Studies and Programs
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7408
Phone: (509) 963-3612
Fax: (509) 963-1558

ESL: Introduction

Central Washington University (CWU) is a state university that offers a liberal arts educaton as well as preparation for specific professions. The university campus, on the edge of downtown Ellensburg, is spacious, modern, and beautifully landscaped. About 8,600 students attend the university. There are more than 100 majors and eight preprofessional programs at the undergraduate level. CWU also offers a number of graduate programs. Classes are offered four quarters a year: fall, winter, spring and summer.

Many students live in residence halls (dormitories)which are located close to the classroom buildings. There is a large library, a student health and counseling center, many computer labs on campus, and a recreational and fitness center along with tennis courts, basketball courts, a weight room, and an indoor swimming pool which UESL students are welcome to use. The CWU mascot is the wildcat. You can attend CWU football, basketball and baseball games, as well as other sporting events and cheer, "Go Wildcats!" Central Washington University is also home to the world famous Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute.

Visit the CWU campus web site at


Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.