Eastern Kentucky is a public university located in Richmond, Kentucky in the Lexington Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,744 undergraduate students. The Eastern Kentucky acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 44% of students, Eastern Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.80 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities292 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration263 Graduates
Occupational Safety and Health Technician97 Graduates
Fire Protection and Prevention79 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services78 Graduates
Police and Criminal Science72 Graduates
Homeland Security and Disaster Management68 Graduates
Elementary Education60 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.142 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Eastern Kentucky University Reviews
Eastern Kentucky provides the perfect college experience. From academics, to sports, to social aspects, EKU is a place everyone can call home. The academics are challenging, but professors are always willing to help with students who struggle. Social aspects of Eastern are especially great. There are a ton of different sororities and fraternities on campus to join, as well as clubs and groups for those less interested in the greek life! Sports are extremely important to EKU. The football and basketball games create an environment that everyone wants to be a part of! Go Colonels!
My fellow students are really kind and the staff and faculty is very helpful and kind as well! There are tons of clubs and organizations to join on campus, including Greek life! The residence halls are spacious and a lot cleaner than I expected them to be as an incoming freshman. Most of the buildings are fairly close to one another, so you don't really spend a lot of time walking, unless you live at Keene Hall. But even then its not a huge distance. There's lots of off-campus excursions to go on, too. You can go hiking and kayaking on Lake Reba, you can get dinner at a large variety of great restaurants around town, and you can venture around and take in the local history of Richmond.
Eastern is a great fit for me. I love the campus, its the perfect size and beautiful. Many majors are offered and the freshman orientation is phenominal. The professors are approachable and very helpful. My freshman year has been a learning experience for sure. I have grown as a student and as a person. EKU has a diverse population and that was really important for me. I am looking forward to all that EKU has to offer. I hope that I will represent my college in a positive light. The most important criteria for me is that I will have the skills I need to secure a job in my chosen profession. Go big E!