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Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

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About This Campus

Eastern Washington University (EWU) is a public university in Cheney, Washington. Founded in 1882, the university is academically divided into six colleges: Arts, Letters & Education; Business & Public Administration; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; Social Sciences; Health Science & Public Health; and University College. EWU offers over 100 fields of study and 10 master's degrees. Cheney is located approximately 20 miles from downtown Spokane and students are able to use the bus to go back and forth between the two locations. EWU was named the 2019 recipient of the #1 College of Diversity in Washington State by Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED). Some of the things that EWU is known for include having the first Children's Studies major in the nation, access to the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge for Biology studies, Creative Writing's annual Get Lit program and, of course, The Inferno,the only red football turf in all of college football.

Location Information

Cheney and neighboring city Spokane, are the perfect balance of small-town and city life, of silent rolling farmland and technology conventions, rodeos and skate parks, roadside diners and international cuisine. With a population of 12,446, Cheney is smaller than the Eastern student body. Campus is the heart of town. Part suburb, part true college town, Cheney is home to Cheney Rodeo Days (which is amazing, by the way) and one of the state’s smartest and most talented school districts.

Helpful Information

The Cheney and Spokane areas offer unique outdoors and amazing attractions, an arts scene and delectable dining, along with a historic, yet future oriented communities. From whitewater rafting to downhill adventures and cultural events, there is plenty of out of classroom activities for NSE students.

2020/2021 Placement

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Host Payment (A)
Excellent
Home Payment (B)
Very Good

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

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Location | Cheney
Population | 564,236
Enrollment | 12,607
Language | English
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | Both (A/B)
Term Dates
Fall | 09/25-12/12
Winter | 01/06-03/20
Spring | 03/30-06/12

Campus Diversity

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White | 58%
Black | 3%
Hispanic/Latino | 15%
Asian | 3%
Native/1st Nation | 1%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Two or more | 7%
Other | 13%

Academics

-- Campus Catalog --

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
Closed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Communication Disorders, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Social Work.

Limitations
Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Exercise Science

Notable Academic Programs

  • Childhood Studies - It was the first of its kind in the United States.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: African American Studies, American Multicultural Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Design, Drawing, Fine Art, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Studio Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Physiology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing

Computer Science: Computer Science

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Communications, Early Childhood, Educational Studies, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Human Development, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technology Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Drafting and Design, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Professional Writing, Technical Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Geology, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Planning, Urban Planning, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Exercise Physiology, Health Education, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Public Health, Rehabilitation Sciences, School Health, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Urban Health

History: Historic Preservation, History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Technology, Information Science

International Studies: International Relations, International Studies

Languages: Chinese, English as a Foreign Language, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC, Military Sciences

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Behavioral Science, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Outdoor Recreation Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Community Services, Gender Studies, Juvenile Services, Law and Society, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology, Speech Therapy

Technology: Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Information Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing, Theater

Conditions

Quick Links GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 525.00 paper, N/A computer or 71.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A

Tuition / Fees

-- Campus Budget --
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Host Payment (Plan A) Students
  • Figures are current as of 01/22/20.
  • Estimated cost: $3504.5.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Host Payment (Plan A) students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment (Plan B) Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Home Payment (Plan B) students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Host Payment (Plan A): 18 ($212.70 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment (Plan B): 18 ($212.70 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 01/22/20.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Recreation Fee $65.00 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee $112.50 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee $40 Quarter Plan A Mandatory
Transportation Fee $25.00 Quarter Plan A & B Mandatory
PUB- Pence Union Building Fee $85.00 Quarter Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: The Transportation Fee of $25 per term, provides the student with the ability to take the bus in Cheney and/or Spokane by just showing their student identification.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid

Host Payment (Plan A)
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003775

Home Payment (Plan B)
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 01/22/20

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $2750
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • Students must live on campus
Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Quarter
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1701 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
Plans are tiered and can be changed from quarter to quarter. Above figure represents average.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.
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