Eastern Washington University

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Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, Washington, which is approximately 646.7 kilometres from Vancouver, British Columbia and about 27 kilometres southwest of Spokane, Washington's second largest city. It was established in 1882 as the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy and now has a population of over 9,700 students. The average class size is 24.

Areas of Expertise

Eastern Washington University offers a wide variety of academic programs with a strong underpinning in the liberal arts. It is the only university in the northwest, and one of only 12 in the US to offer an accredited degree in urban and regional planning, and it is the only school in the US with a tribal planning emphasis at the graduate level. The Interdisciplinary Children's Studies program is the first in the US. Eastern Washington University is also the only university in the US that has a research facility in a national wildlife refuge.

On Campus Housing

Eastern Washington University has seven residence halls, which accommodate 2,000 students. There are also four complexes available, which contain family apartments for married couples with children and single parents. Please see the Web site for further details regarding on-campus housing.

Career Planning

Eastern Washington University offers students workshops on career planning. This includes resume reviews and individual advising with a career coach.


Eastern Washington University is affiliated with Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There are various intramural and intercollegiate sports.


There are many clubs and organizations at Eastern Washington University with different classifications and purposes. These include cultural/ethnic organizations, departmentally related organizations, academic fraternities, social fraternities and sororities, political/social action, and recreational and sports organizations.

Campus Tour

You can visit the campus throughout the year. For more details, please visit the Web site.

Modified on June 26, 2008