B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Eastern Kentucky University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Ohio Valley Conference
Address
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475
Website

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1100
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$12,492/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,253/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,497/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,815/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,864/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,407/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.80 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,332Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Typical college student
    76%
  • Greek Life
    14%
  • Loves to party
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.103 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Medium Sized
    38%
  • Perfect sized
    26%
  • Exciting and big
    13%
  • Happy Medium and very enabling
    11%
  • Big
    9%
  • Small and very homey
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
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The EKU Colonels pour their hearts and souls into every game, win or lose, and it is always for the entertainment of a fully-packed stadium of students, parents, alumni, faculty, and other devout fans. During every semester, off-season or no, students and faculty are persistent in their support for the players -- faculty, reminding their students of upcoming games or other events; students, wearing Colonel apparel with pride and singing their team's praises. In EKU's athletic facilities, the athletes often exercise in the same space as non-athletes, which, to the more enthusiastic Colonel fans, must be liken to shadowing a celebrity! The EKU Colonels effortlessly encourage others to maintain physical fitness, and to maintain their support for EKU and its athletic programs, and the impact they have on the EKU community ripples throughout the campus and into every classroom.
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The quality of EKU, in terms of the courses offered and the professors, is exemplary. In addition to the general education and major requirements, the university offers a wide variety of interesting classes to help students build their critical thinking skills. For students seeking placement in the Honors college, there are even more! Undergraduate classes that are available as electives range from political science/statistics hybrid courses to courses that focus on the relationship between the mind and body, and so much more. Regardless of the class subject, I have found in my experience, that professors always show a genuine enthusiasm for the courses taught and a sincere passion for their students' success, regardless of the size of the class -- be it a class of under ten students or over fifty.
EKU has quickly become like a second home to me! From the exciting events and extracurricular activities on campus each week, to the lively and passionate faculty, there is never a dull moment on campus (unless that is what one wishes to find). The library offers quiet space for students wishing to read or study in peace, and various other buildings and labs on campus serve well as ample study space. The EKU Honors Program (ranked 14th in the nation), has some of the most stimulating and interesting coursework one could hope to find in a university, and scholarly organizations such as the McNair Scholars Program offer satisfying rewards for exemplary performance in the classroom and in independent research endeavors. The facilities as EKU are constantly undergoing change, so there is little chance of one growing tired of the scenery on campus. Additionally, there are a number of coffee and food vendors on campus as well as a cafeteria which hosts a diverse range of domestic and international cuisine choices.