Quick Facts About CWU

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

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BEST IN THE WEST

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

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ENJOY THE SUNSHINE

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

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VETERAN FRIENDLY

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

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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.

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LEARNING BY DOING

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

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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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#1 in Washington

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

Discover the 'Burg

Within walking distance, Ellensburg's historic downtown is filled with quaint shops and eclectic restaurants. Enjoy one of many local festivals throughout the year and no traffic jams.

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Everything you need to know to fill out your application.

Fun Stuff to Do

There's never ending fun to be had on campus. Catch a movie, art exhibit, or game; climb the rock wall or tackle the challenge course; do a 5K, eat at the food wagon, or take a break in the Japanese Garden.

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.