Participating Programs

Human Sciences:
Campus Coordinator:

More about Great Plains IDEA at Central Washington University

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Founded

1891

Main Campus Location:

Ellensburg, Washington (pop. 19,001)

Accredited By

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Undergrad Population

7,500

Graduate Population

500

Number of Colleges

4

Nickname

Wilcats

School Colors

Crimson and Black

Mascot

Wellington the Wildcat

TRADITIONS

CWU’s slogan is “Learn. Do. Live:” Learn with leading programs. Do by doing what you learn. Live, the world is waiting.

CWU Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals offers students and alumni excursions and equipment rental for sunset hikes, overnight backpacking in nearby mountains, outdoor top-rope climbing, river floating and cross country skiing.