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The pursuit of excellence by all through relevant, useful, and convenient education. Equal educational opportunity for all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Program offerings of liberal arts and sciences and job and career-related professional education geared to modern times' service economy.
Service to humankind with a global, multi-cultural, and future-oriented perspective. East-West University educates students to participate in a global society. A pioneer in diversity, the University opens doors of academic and intellectual opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions. Faculty members engage students in rigorous study and research, and students supplement their classroom experience with experience in professional environments.
The University is established primarily to preserve and extend and integrate and transmit knowledge of human beings concerning themselves, the universe, and their Creator. It strives to develop in its graduates the wisdom derived from human heritage, the spirit of inquiry that leads to discovery, and the sense of dedication that spends itself in the service of humankind. It inspires the students to pursue natural and supernatural truths and imbibe the urge to live a fuller and more fruitful life.
East-West University serves all those who are desirous and capable of undertaking higher education. The student populations that the University is committed explicitly to serving include, among others: 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 active employees of the business and industrial concerns who want to enroll in conveniently offered programs with the help of financial assistance or employer-provided tuition reimbursement mature and experienced persons who have acquired competencies needed for a successful life and are now seeking to earn degree students from various ethnic and immigrant communities and international students.
East-West University strives to celebrate humanity in all its tremendous and tricky variations. Because we value diversity, our mission is to sustain a community where all may flourish, safe to embrace both shared experiences and differences. To this end, we treat all with respect and compassion. We respect, understand, and embrace the differences and similarities among our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, East-West University encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equal and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Chicago, Illinois, the nation, and the world. We seek to connect East-West University campus culture and behavior to our commitment to inclusivity and diversity by cultivating an environment of acceptance using open conversations to improve awareness and enhance harmonies and hosting events and sponsoring activities that reflect our mission.
As a non-denominational and independent institution of higher learning, East-West University admits students of any gender, race, national origin, and ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic background to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at this University. It does not discriminate based on gender, race, national origin, ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic background in administering its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.
Additionally, East-West University does not discriminate against persons with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to participate in the University's intellectual and social life. East-West University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.
East-West University welcomes students from all over the world regardless of race, sex, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic background. U.S. News and World Report list East-West University as having the second-highest percentage of international students than any other comprehensive university in the United States. We value your interest in East-West and its programs and hope we can provide you with the information you are seeking to make a learned decision to join 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 significantly higher learning institution, 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 are among the most diverse of any institution of higher learning in the nation. Its graduates have spread throughout the world, making a difference. Its close-knit family atmosphere has been thriving in helping students 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 tremendous insights, engage in valuable dialog, make lifelong friends, and are welcomed and valued at East-West University.
To attend East-West University is to become an honorary citizen of the world to discover a rich, diverse and international perspective on possibilities to expand horizons to encompass the globe and make lifelong friends from various backgrounds and perspectives.

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