Eastern Washington University is an American public, coeducational university located in Cheney, Washington. Founded in 1882, the university is academically divided into four colleges: Arts and Letters; Business and Public Administration; Science, Health and Engineering; and Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Work. As of the year 2011, Eastern Washington University enrolled over 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students for the fall semester.
Overview : EWU offers more than 100 fields of study, 10 master's degrees, seven graduate certificates, 55 graduate programs of study and an applied doctoral program of physical therapy. A master's in social work is offered in Everett, Vancouver, and Yakima, and a master's in education is available in Kent. A creative writing Master of Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Child & Family Outreach Program, Communication Studies, Social Work Program (part-time Master's), Journalism, Alcohol & Drug Studies, and Counseling Education & Developmental Psychology programs are offered in Spokane.
Rankings : Consumers Digest has ranked Eastern as a national Top 50 Best Value school. Eastern has also made three consecutive appearances in 201 Best Colleges For the Real World.
Student life :
Student organizations & Greek life : The Office of Student Activities oversees more than 100 student clubs and organizations on campus that cater to a wide variety of interests and activities.
EWU is the only regional university in Washington that has an active Greek system on campus. As of the 2011-2012 school year, there are eight IFC Fraternities, four NPC Sororities, six NPHC Chapters and three NALFO Chapters that are currently active.
The eight IFC Fraternities are Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Phi Epsilon. The four NPC Sororities are Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, and Gamma Phi Beta.
Eastern Washington University offers club, intramural, and varsity sports. Its twelve varsity men's and women's sports teams compete in the Big Sky Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I as the Eastern Washington Eagles. The most-prominent athletics facilities on campus are Roos Field, Reese Court and the Jim Thorpe Fieldhouse. EWU has three national championships, including football (2011 - NCAA Div. I FCS), wrestling (1977 - NAIA) and men's cross country (1982 - NCAA Div. II).
The Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League held the majority of their summer training camps at EWU, from 1976–1985 and from 1997–2006, from late July to mid August.