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Tuition & Fees

$8,520

$18,010

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
37%
300-399
9%
200-299
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

43%

57%

male

female

1
16

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,213
Declined + 3,002
Total Received 10,215
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Public

14,327

undergraduate students

2,517

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1200
ACT 1512

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School Facts

Eastern Kentucky, founded in 1906, is a public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business & Technology, Education, Health Science, and Justice & Safety, and the Graduate School. Its 628-acre campus is located in Richmond, 30 miles south of Lexington.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 16,844
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Richmond, KY

628-acre campus in Richmond (population: 32,550), 30 miles from Lexington; branch campuses in Corbin, Danville, Manchester, and Somerset. Served by bus; major airport serves Lexington.

Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
16 fraternities 10% of male students
 
14 sororities 7% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
68%
Bottom 1/2
32%
Bottom 1/4
9%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
11%
500-599
35%
400-499
41%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
36%
400-499
37%
300-399
9%
200-299
3%
700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%
30-36
8%
24-29
28%
18-23
45%
12-17
18%
6-11
1%
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
28%
18-23
42%
12-17
28%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
3%
24-29
32%
18-23
52%
12-17
13%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,213
Declined + 3,002
Total Received 10,215

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay

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Admissions Contact

Brett Morris
Director of Admissions
P: 800 465-9191
F: 859 622-8024
admissions@eku.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,520
Room & board $8,360
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,880
Average Financial Aid - $10,771
Total with Avg. Aid $7,109

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,771

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $27,103,675
State $13,189,256
Institutional $9,075,091
Other external $1,021,343
Total $50,389,365

Non-need-based

Federal $7,928
State $2,791,615
Institutional $5,232,033
Other external $373,292
Total $8,404,868

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Ohio Valley Conference (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Colonels
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration/Supervision
Administrative/Secretarial Services
Agricultural Animal Husbandry/Production Management
Agriculture
Anthropology
Apparel Construction/Design
Apparel Design/Merchandising
Applied Computing
Art
Art History/Criticism/Conservation
Art Teaching
Assets Protection Management
Athletic Training
Aviation
Biology
Biology Teacher Education
Broadcasting/Electronic Media
Business
Business Administration
Business Administration/Management
Business/Marketing Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Technology
Clinical Psychology
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Nutrition
Computer Electronic Networking
Computer Electronics Publishing
Computer Electronics Technology
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics Teaching
Computer-Aided Drafting
Construction Technology
Corporate/Administrative Communication/Technology
Correctional/Juvenile Justice Studies
Corrections/Juvenile Justice
Corrections/Juvenile Services
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Data Processing/Technology
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Education
Digital Imaging Design
Early Childhood Development
Earth Sciences
Economics
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
Elementary/Secondary School Counseling
Emergency Medical Care
Emergency Medical Technology
English
English Education
Environmental Health Science
Environmental Studies
Family/Consumer Science Education
Fashion Design/Illustration
Finance
Fire/Safety Engineering Technology
Fisheries Management
Food Service Administration
Forensic Science
French
French Teacher Education
General Dietetics
General Home Economics
Geography
Geography Teaching
Geology
German
German Teacher Education
Graphic Communications/Management
Health Care Administration
Health Education
Health Information Technology/Management
History
History Teaching
Horticulture
Human Services
Individualized Program
Industrial Education
Industrial Electronics Technology
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Mental Health/Community Service Counseling
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instructional Leadership
Insurance/Risk Management
Interior Design
Interior Design Assistant
Interpreter Training
Journalism
Library Science
Loss Prevention/Safety
Management
Manufacturing Technology
Marketing
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Mathematics/Statistics
Medical Assisting
Medical Assisting Technology
Medical Lab Technician
Medical Practice Management
Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical/Legal Office Systems
Mental Health/Counseling
Microbiology
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music General Performance
Music Merchandising
Music Teaching
Nursing
Nutrition Care Management
Occupational Therapy
Office Supervision/Management
Office Systems/Technology
Paralegal Science
Paralegal Studies
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Science Teaching
Physical Sciences
Physical Therapy
Physics
Police Studies/Administration
Political Science
Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Printing Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Quality Assurance Technology
Real Estate
Recreation/Leisure Studies
Recreation/Park Administration
Religion
Safety/Fire Engineering Technology
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science Teaching
Science of Engineering
Secondary Education
Security/Loss Prevention
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Special Education
Speech Communications
Speech/Theatre Arts
Speech/Theatre Arts Teaching
Statistics
Student Personnel Services
Technical Agriculture
Technology
Technology Education
Theatre Arts
Transportation/Physical Distribution Management
Vocational Industrial/Technical Education
Vocational/Industrial/Technical Teacher Education
Wildlife Management
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

85%

14,327
students

Female
57%
8,181

Male
43%
6,146

Graduate

15%

2,517
students

Female
67%
1,691

Male
33%
826

undergraduateFull-time

79%

11,332
students

Female
57%
6,418

Male
43%
4,914

undergraduatePart-time

21%

2,995
students

Female
59%
1,763

Male
41%
1,232

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

61%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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