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 thirteen thousand students are enrolled at Eastern Washington University.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 920 (25th percentile) - 1130 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 17 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants that get into EWU. We were able to estimate the EWU average GPA (2.80 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Eastern Washington University sends acceptance letters to around 100 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, roughly 36 percent attended the school. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the EWU acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 80%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at ewu.edu.

Overall EWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Washington University was reported as 95.7% in Fall 2020 with over 5,300 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 ACT Scores: 17 - 24
  • EWU Average GPA: 2.80 - 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Eastern Washington University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 95.5%
  • 2017-2018: 96.2%
  • 2018-2019: 63.4%
  • 2019-2020: 95.7%
  • Projected EWU Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 80.3%

How Does EWU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern Washington University is sixty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gonzaga University61.9%
University of Idaho77.8%
Central Washington University84.9%
The University of Montana94.0%
University of Washington-Bothell Campus74.1%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to EWU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 570
Math460 - 560
Total Score920 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math16 - 23
Composite Score17 - 24
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