Tuition & Fees

$8,996

$18,774

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%
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undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined + 1,159
Total Received 9,117
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Public

13,399

undergraduate students

2,417

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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Location

School Facts

Eastern Kentucky University, 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 15,816
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)

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Richmond, KY

628-acre campus in Richmond (population: 35,397), 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, Coates 201, CPO 36A
Richmond, KY 40475

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
32%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
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 8% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
71%
Bottom 1/2
29%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%

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

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,958
Declined + 1,159
Total Received 9,117

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
Executive Director of Enrollment Management
P: 800 465-9191
F: 859 622-8024
admissions@eku.edu

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,962

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,996
Room $5,484
Board $4,140
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $19,820
Average Financial Aid - $10,962
Total with Avg. Aid $8,858
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 859 622-2361
F: 859 622-2019
finaid@eku.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bryan Erslan
Director of Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship
bryan.erslan@eku.edu

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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
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Athletic Directors

Stephen Lochmueller (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Mark Howard (women's)
Associate Athletics Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agriculture
Animal Studies
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Merchandising
Applied Engineering Management
Applied Engineering/Technology Management
Applied Mathematics
Art/Design
Athletic Training
Aviation
Biology
Biology-Teaching
Broadcasting/Electronic Media
Business Administration
Business/Marketing Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Child/Family Studies
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Community Health Education
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Corrections/Juvenile Justice Studies
Counselor Education/Supervision
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Deaf Studies
Earth Science/Teaching
Economics
Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Educational Leadership/Policy Studies
Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Care
English
English/Theatre
Environmental Health Science
Exercise/Sport Science
Finance
Fire Protection Administration
Fire Protection/Safety Engineering Technology
Fire/Arson/Explosion Investigation
Forensic Science
General Business
General Dietetics
General Psychology
Geography
Geology
Gifted Education
Globalization/International Affairs
Health Services Administration
History
Homeland Security
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instructional Leadership
Interpreter Training
Justice Policy/Leadership
Learning/Behavior Disorders
Literacy
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Grade Education
Middle/Secondary Education
Music
Network Security/Electronics
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety
Occupational Therapy
Paralegal Science/Paralegal Studies
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education
Physics/Pre-Engineering
Police Studies
Political Science
Professional Golf Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Recreation/Park Administration
Risk Management/Insurance
Safety/Security/Emergency Management
School Counseling
School Media Librarian
Secondary Education
Social Justice Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Studies
Special Education Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Sport Management
Statistics
Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
Veterans Studies
Wildlife Management
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

15,816

total students

88%

in-state

12%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

13,399
students

Female
58%
7,749

Male
42%
5,650

15%

2,417
students

Female
68%
1,640

Male
32%
777

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

10,452
students

Female
58%
5,994

Male
42%
4,458

22%

2,947
students

Female
60%
1,755

Male
40%
1,192

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
77%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

92%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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

Winter: 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

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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