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Tuition & Fees

$8,896

$18,774

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 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 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: 34,652), 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 $8,896
Room $3,520
Board $3,602
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $17,018
Average Financial Aid - $10,771
Total with Avg. Aid $6,247

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,771

Average financial aid

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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.
ASL/English Interpretation
Accounting
Agriculture
Animal Studies
Anthropology
Apparel Design/Merchandising
Applied Economics
Applied Engineering
Applied Engineering Management
Applied Engineering/Technology Management
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art History/Criticism/Conservation
Athletic Training
Aviation
Biology
Biology-Teaching
Broadcasting/Electronic Media
Business Administration
Business/Marketing Education
Career/Technical Education
Chemistry
Child Development
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Corrections/Juvenile Justice Studies
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Deaf Studies
Earth Science/Teaching
Education
Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Elementary Education/Teaching
Emergency Medical Care
Engineering Physics
English
English/Theatre Teaching
Environmental Health Science
Family Studies
Family/Consumer Sciences Teaching
Finance
Fine Arts
Fire Protection Administration
Fire Protection/Safety Engineering Technology
Fire/Arson/Explosion Investigation
Fitness/Wellness
Forensic Science
General Business
General Dietetics
General Economics
General Physics
General Psychology
General Studies
Geography
Geology
Globalization/International Affairs
Health Services Administration
History
Homeland Security
Horticulture
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Instructional Leadership
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
International Economics
Journalism
Justice Policy/Leadership
Management
Marketing
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching
Mathematics/Statistics
Mathematics/Teaching
Medical Laboratory Science
Middle Grade Education
Music
Music Education
Music Industry
Natural Resource Recreation Management
Network Security/Electronics
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Occupational Safety
Occupational Therapy
P-12 Teaching
Paralegal Science
Paralegal Studies
Performance
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics Teaching
Police Studies
Political Science
Pre-Athletic Training/Pre-Physical Therapy
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Relations
Recreation Programming/Management
Recreation/Park Administration
Risk Management/Insurance
Safety/Security/Emergency Management
Social Justice Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Teaching
Special Education Learning/Behavior Disorders
Sport Management
Statistics
Statistics/Mathematics Teaching
Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
Teaching
Technology
Theory/Composition
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism/Resort Recreation
Wildlife Management
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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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