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13th Annual Scholarship dinner

2017 Graduation Announcement


EWU offers world-class degree programs taught by experts, and East-West is committed to providing each and every student with the guidance and support they need to succeed.


The New York Times listed EWU as having the 5th lowest average graduate student debt in a survey of more than 1000 public and private colleges and universities.


Commuting to East-West University is made simple as bus, train and subway lines are easily accessible.

One of the world’s great cities, Chicago is a thriving center of commerce, finance and education. This colorful metropolis with a population of nearly three million people boasts a number of superlatives: largest convention center, tallest building in the U.S., largest commodity exchange, and biggest candy maker.

Since its founding in 1980, East-West University has been a part of Chicago's South Loop neighborhood (Wabash Arts Corridor) and is home to the South Loop Historical Society.

Our Mission


The University opens doors of academic and intellectual opportunity to students of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions.


The University is established primarily to preserve and extend and to integrate and transmit knowledge of human beings concerning themselves, the universe, and their Creator.


The University is specifically committed to serve students who are seeking quality education to pursue excellence in their lives; students from low-income families who are motivated to enroll with the help of state and federal tuition grants, loans, and institutional scholarships.


East-West University strives to celebrate humanity in all its wondrous and complex variation.

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Basketball NEWS

March 15, 2017 – 3 Point Contest


EAST-WEST UNIVERSITY PRESENTS Marching into March Madness 3 Point Shootout March 15, 2017 5 pm – 7 pm   WINNER ANGEL GUZMAN 24 points – 1 Min High School Prospect

What our Students Say

As East-West graduate, I truly believe the courses helped me cultivate a solid foundation that has assisted me in my day-to-day activities.

Maria Silva-Young Student, class of 2012

I will never forget my time at East-West University and the care of my professors in the quality of courses and their genuine care for my well-being. I am still reaching into my experiences there, in my current personal and professional life. One thing I took away from East-West is the cultivation of studying ancient and world  literature, which I believe provides perspectives of human history that are often taken for granted. I also truly believe that the English and Communications Degree Program is one of the most unique and I could not have asked for a better higher educational foundation.

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Melody Johnson Student, Class of 2008

My four years spent at East-West University was an exciting and enriching experience. I walked through the doors my freshman year ready to make changes in my life and with a serious commitment to my education; I knew EWU was the right place for me. I remember being early for class, waiting quietly in the hall and listening attentively to some professors’ lectures, feeling eager to one day register for their classes.

Fidel Love Student, Class of 2011

Transferring from Truman College to East-West University was one of the best moves I believe I have ever made for my future. From the time that I walked through the doors of East-West University up until now, I knew and still do know that I was and will continue to be in good hands.

Ashley McDaniel Student, Class of 2016

My experience at East-West University has been interesting. I graduated from Malcolm X College unsure of what to expect going forward with my education.  Applying and acceptance to the University were as painless as possible. I was accepted immediately and given endless guidance. My counselors made that transition less stressful. I feel extremely prepared for life after graduation, because my abilities have been enhanced. 

Octavia Yates Student, Class of 2015

As a transfer student, I did not expect how welcoming the school was when I walked through the doors of East-West University. Living on campus has got me to become closer to the school to be able to meet with the teachers anytime during the day when I needed the help. I feel confident going to East-West to complete my Bachelor degree, not only because of the curriculum, but with opportunities that the school provides. I am on my way to take an internship course with the help of the faculty to get me to work with film production here in the Chicago area.

Nour Karadsheh, Class of 2015 Student, Class of 2015


March 21/22, 2017 – Vendor Market Day

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Have a product or service that your would like to sell? Sign up today for Vendor Day with a CSA Today! Vendor Day March 21/22 Location L Lounge *items must be approved by CSA before allowed to sell

March 15th, 2017 – Humanity and Technology Poster Conference


Congratulations to the winners of the Senior Seminar research poster conference 1st Place – Olena Dutka, biology major and Raymond Davis, business major class of 2017 – Shared Prize 2nd Place – Nick Peterson, dual major in Electronics and CIS Special prize for creativity was awarded to Jiaxin Li for a junk art project: a […]

East-West Perspectives Previous Lectures

East-West Perspectives is a series of monthly lectures hosted by East-West University. All events are free, and are held on the third Tuesday of every month from January to March, October and November. The April and May events are held on the third Wednesday of the month.

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East-West University Chicago PRESS

WGN Radio - 720 AM: It was a way for me to get these guys off the street and keep them in the gym

Coach Posley Gym WGN 720 am

Soure: HERE

Medill Reports Chicago: Interview with Coach Posley

Medill Reports Chicago Posley

View original Article on Medill Chicago HERE

WGN Steve Cochran Show: Lori Burns and Ray Ray Kohl on the Steve Cochran Show

EWU WGN Cochran Show

View original Article on WGN HERE

DNAinfo Chicago : Azmes’ story and the effects of homelessness.

Dna Info Azme homelessness

View original Article on DNAinfo HERE

DNAinfo Chicago: Andrea Watson included Lori Burns’ story and the Scholarship Showdown.

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View original Article on DNAinfo HERE

The Perri Smalls Show (WVON-AM; Chicago, IL): Laura Patton and Chelious Higgins were featured on Friday, March 3rd discussing East-West University's “I Survived” event.

Vocalo Radio interview ( Chicago, IL):  Jill Hopkins of Vocalo’s Morning Amp Show interviews Chelious Higgins and Dr. Laura Patton about East-West University’s “I Survived” event.