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Eastern Kentucky University
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  • 4 Year
  • RICHMOND, KY

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Eastern Kentucky is a public university located in Richmond, Kentucky in the Lexington Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,908 undergraduate students. The Eastern Kentucky acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 45% of students, Eastern Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.

About

521 LANCASTER AVE
RICHMOND, KY 40475
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference

Eastern Kentucky University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

EKU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
94%
Application Deadline
August 1
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$14,674 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,608 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 80 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 102 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 102 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
29
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
8
Online Associates Programs
4
Online Bachelor's Programs
17
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    21%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    17%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,908 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,754
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
  • Typical college student
    82%
  • Greek Life
    10%
  • Loves to party
    7%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 125 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 149 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Medium Sized
    32%
  • Perfect sized
    25%
  • Exciting and big
    13%
  • Happy Medium and very enabling
    9%
  • Small and very homey
    9%
  • Big
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
45%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 55 responses

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