U.S. News Rankings
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East-West University is a private institution that was founded in 1980. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 776 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. East-West University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $17,595 (2012-13).
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East-West University was founded in 1980 with the mission of providing quality, affordable, multi-cultural, and forward-looking higher education to Chicago and the world. The institution has grown and prospered over the years, from a noble idea to a significant institution of higher learning accommodating nearly 1200 students. The University maintains a unique place among institutions of higher learning in Chicago and the region. East-West has repeatedly been cited as having the lowest tuition among private schools in the Chicago area, making a higher education with personal attention more accessible. East-West has one of the highest percentages of international students of any baccalaureate school in the nation; it is the only majority-minority four year college in the state of Illinois; the faculty and staff is among the most diverse of any institution of higher learning in the nation; its graduates have spread throughout the world making a difference; and its close-knit, family atmosphere has been successful in helping students to meet the challenges of making it through college to graduation. The majority of East-West University students may come from minority communities, but many non-minority students enjoy attending East-West University for the unique perspective it provides. Students interested in social work, human resources, community activism, politics, urban planning, government, and other disciplines gain great insights, engage in valuable dialog, make lifelong friends, and are welcomed and valued at East-West University.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to East-West University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 15. The application fee at East-West University is $40. It is selective.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||N/A|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||September 15|
East-West University has 57.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 35.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||17%|
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East-West University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 776, with a gender distribution of 44.5 percent male students and 55.5 percent female students. East-West University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at East-West University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$17,595 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data