Central Washington University

Students come to CWU to learn from faculty passionate about teaching, in small classes that average just 18 students. With more than 135 degree programs, CWU's nationally recognized professors in chemistry, geology, history, music, physics and a wide variety of other fields provide the highest quality instruction and mentorship. CWU integrates academic and student life within Living Learning Communities-residence facilities that bring together students who share academic interests. The faculty engages students in deeper exploration of those interests through discussion, research, and civic engagement.Students come to CWU because they know, as undergraduates, they will get a chance to "do" what they are learning. Students get real-world experience in the fields they study, whether it is aviation, engineering, chemistry, geology, music, physics, theater, or another field. With faculty mentors, our undergraduates conduct, publish, and present research around the world.A rich and applied approach to academic and student life means CWU graduates are experienced in their fields before they embark on a career or graduate school. They are prepared on day one because they have already moved beyond books to apply their knowledge in real situations. CWU students graduate with a real-world understanding of how to use what they know. Employers say CWU graduates have a practical edge over peers who only know what is in books. Our hands-on approach to education makes learning exciting and relevant. CWU graduates are global leaders, building prosperity as entrepreneurs and aerospace leaders, astronauts, teachers, four-star generals, and Hollywood legends.Signature areas of study include:* The Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management, the fastest growing degree program in the College of Business.* Music, which is nationally recognized across the department, and is the largest and most musically diverse program in the Pacific Northwest.* The School of Education, which is one of the nation's largest and a leader in assessment innovation.* Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM), which includes an online master of science degree program ranked among the top ten in the nation.* The Department of Geological Sciences, which operates the Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array, the region's earthquake and tsunamis detection network.* Bachelor of Science in Primate Behavior and Ecology and Master of Science in Primate Studies, which are unique in the state of Washington.Our programs are also accessible at partner colleges throughout the state and online. CWU provides more degree programs online than any other university in Washington. More than $55 million in annual grants and scholarships put this remarkable education within reach of students from all walks of life.Student life offers exciting, wide-ranging opportunities for students to learn more about academic interests, to serve the community, to compete, or simply to have fun. Students can choose from 130 clubs, including nationally recognized clubs for physics, rugby, and wakeboard. CWU's rugby teams are among the nation's elite. CWU varsity athletics participate in NCAA Division II, where football, men's basketball, women's volleyball, and softball boast impressive records of success.Students also seek enrichment through international study. CWU offers 75 programs in more than 40 different countries, ranging from a week to an entire school year. The Student Success Office promotes academic, personal, and professional growth within and beyond the classroom. CWU's inclusive, supportive campus environment ensures students have the academic and social help they need for a successful university experience.Established in 1891, CWU's residential campus is located 100 miles east of Seattle in the historic town of Ellensburg, within the peaceful Kittitas Valley. Nearby are world-class skiing, fishing, mountain biking, and rock climbing. Ellensburg is located

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Public, Coed 1891 N/A Quarter $19.3 million 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 963-1111
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42 100.0 Washington Ellensburg 276