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Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate97%
Acceptance Rate97%

Eastern Washington University Admissions

If you want to apply to Eastern Washington University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is September 10 and the fee for the application costs $60.

Application fees can add up, but some colleges have free applications and students who need them, may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications to Eastern Washington University for the fall semester should hear back from Eastern Washington University by September 15.

Eastern Washington University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Eastern Washington University's admissions stats.

Eastern Washington University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Eastern Washington University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Eastern Washington University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes September 10 September 15

Considering Applying Early to Eastern Washington University?

Eastern Washington University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Eastern Washington University Admissions

How To Get Into Eastern Washington University

Getting into Eastern Washington University is moderately difficult.

In 2021, Eastern Washington University accepted 97% of students, approximately 4,108 from the 4,232 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Eastern Washington University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Eastern Washington University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Eastern Washington University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Eastern Washington University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Eastern Washington University during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Eastern Washington University for more information on admission factors.

Eastern Washington University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Eastern Washington University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Eastern Washington University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eastern Washington University?

Students admitted to Eastern Washington University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Eastern Washington University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Eastern Washington University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Eastern Washington University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Eastern Washington University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is September 10. Applicants should hear back by September 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Eastern Washington University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

Eastern Washington University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eastern Washington University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eastern Washington University.

Does Eastern Washington University accept transfer credits?

✅ Eastern Washington University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eastern Washington University accepts:

• DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Eastern Washington University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Eastern Washington University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eastern Washington University?

✅ Eastern Washington University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Eastern Washington University's acceptance rate?

✅ Eastern Washington University's acceptance rate is 97%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eastern Washington University?

❌ Eastern Washington University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Eastern Washington University?

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Eastern Washington University? Eastern Washington University is a somewhat selective institution. The Eastern Washington University acceptance rate is 97%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.


Eastern Washington University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Sep 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Sep 10

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern Washington University is Sep 10.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern Washington University is Sep 10.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Eastern Washington University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Eastern Washington University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.29. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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