About This CampusEastern 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 InformationCheney 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 InformationThe 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.