About Us

The University
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. East-West is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association
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...

Why EWU?

  • Excellence

    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.
  • Affordability

    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.
  • Location

    EWU is conveniently located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood, easily accessible by all forms of public transportation. EWU’s new 17-story Student Life Center features multiple gyms, basketball courts, computer labs and an expansive library.


Black History Month

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