Eastern Washington University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.04 out of 5.0)
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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: CSWE
  • Campus Setting: Town: Fringe
  • Student Population: 12,279 (11,217 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 21 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,059 in-state; $26,863 out-of-state
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4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2006

Eastern is a great place to get a quality degree. Professors cared and prepared me well for my future career.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2015

When choosing which collage to go to, Eastern Washington University (EWU) was the smart choice for me. At the time, all I knew was that EWU was a 25-minute drive from home, the tuition was reasonably priced, I received a scholarship there, and I could live at home with my parents and therefore save money. My parents encouraged me to go there even though I wanted the "college experience" at a bigger college across the country. They persuaded me to go to Eastern because and I came to a realization that I didn't want to leave college financially devastated and ultimately I am at an advantage being close to my family, friends, and resources. By my senior year at EWU, I had been commuting from Spokane to Cheney and then back to Spokane for work for four years. I began to understand why my parents pushed me to attend EWU. The education I had received was top notch. I flourished there without even knowing it. Yeah I received good grades and remained motivated in school, but perhaps I maintained that was because I had a network and community close to me at all times, I made wonderful friends, I could afford buying those nice jeans I wanted because I lived at home, and best yet, my education there made me a resourceful and critically thinking student. When I started noticing areas where I struggled in school, I found help and received accommodations from campus resources. The help I have received catapulted my study power and performance as a student. In addition, I am thankful that Eastern prepared me for my studies to come in graduate school. My degree in undergraduate perfectly aligned with the requirements for the graduate program I will be starting this fall, Physical Therapy. Therefore, I did not have to take any extra courses for the application to EWUs graduate program. And lastly, I am thankful to have become certified in Disability Studies. Upon looking through EWUs course catalog my junior year, I stumbled upon three, five credit, courses for a Certificate in Disability Studies. This small University employed a passionate, enthusiastic, accommodating professor that was perfect for teaching the courses. There, I learned more than a textbook could ever teach me about disability. The experience was raw and life changing. So, thank you Eastern Washington University for providing the stepping stones for me to build the foundation for my journey to be an empathetic, compassionate, and analytical Physical Therapist one day soon. EWU was the best worst decision I have ever made.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The EWU Social Work staff are all amazing. They understand that students have lives outside of school and that things happen. I've always felt that the faculty was my own personal cheering squad. Classes are offered on both the Cheney and Spokane campuses so it's easy to make classes fit into your life. However, the number of classes are limited as it's a small program so it can feel as if you bend life around school.
3.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at Eastern Washington University is great if you are accepted into the advanced standing program. The advanced standing program lets you skip the first year of the program. Unfortunately if you aren't accepted into the advanced standing program you must complete both years. The first year of the two year program is almost an exact repeat of the first year of the Bachelor's level program. Still a great school and relatively low cost.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2018

Eastern Washington University's Physical Therapy Program is one of the premier programs in the nation. They have a 100% pass rate on the licensing exam, and now that I am a student here, I can see why. The faculty and staff push us to stretch and grow. Although the bar is set high and requires a great amount of effort to succeed, the professors are extremely supportive. They are on our team and will do whatever it takes to help us succeed, both right now in the program and later in our careers. The use of technology here on campus is amazing. Our cadaver lab features 10 cadaver tables with a good ventilation system to reduce the smell. Each station has a computer monitor so that you can look up the necessary anatomy for the daily dissection. Our other labs feature large Smart TV's that are wired to an HD camera so that no matter where you are in the classroom, you can see the demonstration that is taking place. The only downside I can see to this program would be that we are 30 minutes away from the actual Eastern Washington University which is in the town of Cheney (we are in Spokane.) Because of this, it is difficult to take advantage of campus resources such as exercise facilities and to participate in intramurals.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

Faculty and staff are very helpful but I just do not like the location of the campus.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

This program is affordable and provides quality education. However, diversity is lacking and organization of the program needs improvement.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: Allows me to further my education in my field of choice while allowing me to work in my chosen occupation. Cons: Program is extremely disorganized. There are no standards between the teachers in terms of grading or class difficulty "constancy"
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

The classes are all very difficult but they are that way because the teachers want to see you succeed.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2015

My program is a work in progress, but it is well on its way to be one of the best anthropology programs in the Northwest in a few years. With a young, enthusiastic faculty/leadership, EWU is a great place for anthropology.
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