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Eastern's 300-acre parklike campus is just 17 miles from Washington's second largest city, Spokane. However, it is a matter of minutes from more than 20 lakes, beautiful mountains and the Turnbull National Wildlife refuge; all of which offer fishing, hiking, biking, boating, wildlife watching and more. This unique geographic positioning allows students the serenity to focus on their studies, the spirit of a small college town, the recreational opportunities of the Northwest and the invaluable internship opportunities and civic involvement offered by a major metropolitan area. It's no wonder more than 10,000 students (and counting) now make Eastern their home away from home.
Eastern is now the state's fastest growing public institution, yet maintains a 21:1 student-faculty ratio. This momentum can also be seen through structural changes around campus, including renovation of Roos Field (formerly Woodward Field) with the nation's first-ever red synthetic turf; the $26.3 million Recreation Center, complete with a NHL-size hockey rink, climbing wall, sports courts and state-of-the-art fitness center; the current remodeling of Patterson Hall and the recently completed renovation of historic Hargreaves Hall.
Eastern is proud to offer the state's best economic value in public education. This has made Eastern an institution of opportunity for many college students seeking an education that will provide them the skills and practical training critical to succeed in today's changing work environment. Eastern also provides another kind of opportunity - to study one-of-a-kind, in-demand disciplines such as biotechnology, cyber security, forensic science, entrepreneurship, children's studies, dental hygiene and urban planning. In addition, Eastern is the only regional university in the state to offer a doctorate, in physical therapy.
As a result of Eastern's comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and emphasis on real-world experiences, Eastern graduates are uniquely prepared to succeed in a competitive job market and immediately contribute to their career fields. In addition, close faculty relationships and collaborative community projects make our graduates strong and active stewards of the communities in which they ultimately reside.