Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$9,806

$10,713

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

15

students

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Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,419
Declined 550
Total Received 8,969
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Public

12,662

undergraduate students

2,318

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 14,980
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

628-acre campus in Richmond (population: 35,397), 25 miles from Lexington; branch campuses in Corbin and Manchester; regional learning centers in Lancaster and Hazard. Served by bus; major airport serves Lexington.

  • Metropolitan area: Lexington
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Blue Grass

Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue, Coates 201, CPO 36A
Richmond
40475

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing

Top Organizations

  • Honor Society
  • Regular Society

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Fall Festival
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
17%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
20%
500-599
47%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
15%
500-599
57%
400-499
23%
300-399
1%
30-36
6%
24-29
35%
18-23
47%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline August 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Not Selective

93%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,419
Declined 550
Total Received 8,969

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,266
Room & board $10,173
Additional fees $540
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,600
Total $22,779

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Bowling, Racquetball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Men

Archery, Fencing, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Soccer

Club Sports Women

Archery, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Soccer

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General
Agricultural Production Operations, General
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American Sign Language, Other
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Teacher Education
Business/Commerce, General
Chemistry, General
Child Care Provider/Assistant
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Computer Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Elementary Education and Teaching
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Services Administration
Fire/Arson Investigation and Prevention
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forensic Chemistry
Forensic Science and Technology
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
History Teacher Education
History, General
Homeland Security
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
Industrial Technology/Technician
Insurance
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Office Management and Supervision
Ornamental Horticulture
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Nursing Studies
Printing Management
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctorial degree - other
  • Doctoral degree - professional

14,980

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

12,662
students

Female
57%
7,270

Male
43%
5,392

15%

2,318
students

Female
69%
1,591

Male
31%
727

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

9,908
students

Female
58%
5,733

Male
42%
4,175

22%

2,754
students

Female
56%
1,537

Male
44%
1,217

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 75%
Student 4 year graduation rate 30%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
83%
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

820

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations yes
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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