Eastern Washington University (EWU)

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Eastern Washington University can be found in Cheney, WA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately twelve thousand students are enrolled at Eastern Washington University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1260 (25th percentile) - 1610 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 18 (25th percentile) - 23 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into EWU. We were able to estimate the EWU average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Eastern Washington University sends acceptance letters to around 80 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 38 percent attended the school. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the EWU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ewu.edu.

Overall EWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Washington University was reported as 79.7% in Fall 2012 with over 5,200 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • EWU SAT Scores: 1260 - 1610
  • EWU ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • EWU Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Washington University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into EWU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eastern Washington University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 82.8%
  • 2009-2010: 82.3%
  • 2010-2011: 81.9%
  • 2011-2012: 79.0%
  • 2012-2013: 79.7%
  • Projected EWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 80.4%

How Does EWU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern Washington University is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gonzaga University66.5%
University of Idaho65.7%
Central Washington University82.2%
The University of Montana94.2%
Seattle University73.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to EWU (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 540
Math430 - 550
Writing410 - 520
Total Score1260 - 1610
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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