Eastern Washington University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Eastern Washington University (EWU) was founded in 1882 as the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy, a private preparatory school. Located in Cheney, Washington, the academy was established by Benjamin P. Cheney, a pioneer in the area who had come to Eastern Washington from Vermont in 1872. Cheney’s goal when founding the academy was to provide quality educational opportunities for young people in the region. The school originally offered classes for students from grades one through twelve and became a popular educational institution very quickly.

In 1889, the academy became a state-supported normal school, offering two-year teaching degrees to its students. In 1937, it was expanded and renamed Eastern Washington College of Education and granted four-year college status. In 1977, it was granted university status and renamed Eastern Washington University of Washington (EWU). Since then, EWU has grown significantly both academically and physically; it now offers more than 140 degree programs at its main campus in Cheney as well as satellite campuses throughout Spokane County. Today’s EWU is known for its excellent faculty members who are dedicated to helping their students succeed both academically and professionally after graduation. Additionally, EWU is committed to providing quality education through research initiatives and community outreach programs that benefit students across the region.

Eastern Washington University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Eastern Washington University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Eastern Washington University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Eastern Washington University had an acceptance rate of 81.4% for the 2019-2020 academic year. An estimated 9,000 applicants applied to the university, of which 7,293 were admitted. The average GPA of incoming students was 3.5 and the average ACT score was 22. The student to faculty ratio at Eastern Washington University is 18:1 and 52% of classes have fewer than 20 students enrolled. Of the total student body, 77% are undergraduates and 23% are graduate students. In terms of gender breakdown, 63% are female and 37% are male. Additionally, approximately 33% of all enrolled students at Eastern Washington University identify as racial or ethnic minorities with the most populous groups being White (60%), Hispanic/Latino (19%), Asian (7%), African American (3%), and Native American/Alaska Native (1%).

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 82%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 82%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 3,949
Female applicants 2,261
Male applicants 1,688
Applicants accepted 3,233
Female applicants accepted 1,902
Male applicants accepted 1,331
Freshman enrollment 1,565
Female freshman enrollment 907
Male freshman enrollment 658
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 97%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 86%
SAT Critical Reading average score 480
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 420-540
SAT Math average score 485
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 430-540
SAT Writing average score 466
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 410-520
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 6-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 23%
Average ACT Composite score 21
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 18-23
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 17-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 16-23