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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Cheney
Population | 564,236
Enrollment | 12,349
Language | English
Calendar | Quarter
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 09/21-12/09
Winter | 01/09-03/24
Spring | 04/03-06/16

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA


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.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Closed
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Communication Disorders, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Social Work.

Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Exercise Science

Notable Academic Programs

  • Childhood Studies - It was the first of its kind in the United States.
  • Biology/Life Science - Students are able to utilize Students may be able to utilize the nearby Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Geology - There will be a Geology field trip course to Hawaii during the spring of 2021 to study volcanoes in Hawaii.
  • Acting - We have a theater on campus which is home to one play each term that usually runs and our EMAF program has its own studio, so there are a lot of opportunities for students to gain acting experience.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, African American Studies, Animal Behavior and Ethology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Host Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/15/23

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $2367.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
  • Host Payment: 18 ($205 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 18 ($205 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $50 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $125 Year Host Mandatory
Recreation Fee $65.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Health Service Fee $137.67 Quarter Host Mandatory
Technology Fee $40 Quarter Host Mandatory
Transportation Fee $25.00 Quarter Host & Home Mandatory
PUB- Pence Union Building Fee $85.00 Quarter Host Mandatory
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

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.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/15/23

On-Campus Housing Per Quarter
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Approximate cost: $4579 (includes meals)
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
Please check current rates here: https://www.ewu.edu/housing/pricing/. $125 deposit required.

Meal Plans

  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1000 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
EWU Dining Services and Housing & Residential Life currently offer two meal plan options for students living on-campus, a base meal plan or an upgraded meal plan. The current base meal plan is $1,500 a quarter. Please check https://www.ewu.edu/housing/pricing/ for current plan information.


Figures per Quarter are current as of 05/15/23

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


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