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Central Washington University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Quarter
Undergraduate student body: 10,145
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $9,731,708
Admissions Address

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501

Website

http://www.cwu.edu

Admissions E-mail

cwuadmis@cwu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: April 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Lisa Garcia-Hanson
Admissions office telephone: (866) 298-4968
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: April 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.cwu.edu/~cwuadmis/ Tuition deposit: $55 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $200 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 3
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 17

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 75%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 75%
Total applicants: 3,945
Total acceptances: 2,966
Total freshman enrollment: 1,480
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,937
Male acceptances: 1,424
Male freshman enrollment: 701
 
Female applicants: 2,008
Female acceptances: 1,542
Female freshman enrollment: 779
Out-of-state freshmen: 3%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 0
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 72%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 15%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 90%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 440 – 550
Combined: 880 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.9% 0.8%
600-699 11.8% 10.8%
500-599 34.2% 38.4%
400-499 42.1% 41.3%
300-399 9.7% 8.3%
200-299 0.3% 0.4%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 24%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 16 – 22
Math: 17 – 23
Composite: 18 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.3% 0.9% 0.9%
24-29 18.6% 16.3% 18.1%
18-23 58.7% 45.0% 50.7%
12-17 22.1% 34.1% 30.4%
6-11 0.3% 3.7% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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