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Eastern Kentucky University
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  • 4 Year
  • RICHMOND, KY

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1.29.2024

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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 C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

521 LANCASTER AVE
RICHMOND, KY 40475
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
From Eastern Kentucky University

At Eastern Kentucky University, we're rewriting the rules of higher education. With over 100 dynamic degrees, we're empowering future game-changers like you to shape the world. Join our community of nearly 15,000 students experiencing top-tier education and unwavering support from faculty and staff. At EKU, we ignite your intellectual curiosity, foster a strong sense of community, and celebrate a rich tapestry of diverse ideas. Your journey to redefine what's possible begins here.

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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

Application Deadline
August 1
Acceptance Rate
98%
SAT Range
950-1180
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,271 / 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
$9,891 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 87 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 113 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 113 responses

Majors

EKU Offers Certificates in Wildland Firefighting and Conservation Law Enforcement

academic spotlight

Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) Center for Wilderness and Outdoor Public Safety and the College of Justice, Safety, and Military Science are offering two new undergraduate certificates in wildland firefighting and conservation law enforcement. The certificate programs help students and professionals address the need for specialized knowledge in the wilderness and outdoor safety field.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    46%
  • On Campus
    29%
  • Online
    25%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,250 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,434
Undergrads Over 25
100%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 71 responses
  • Typical college student
    82%
  • Greek Life
    8%
  • Loves to party
    6%
  • Outgoing
    1%
  • Rude
    1%
  • Stressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 136 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 160 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Medium Sized
    29%
  • Perfect sized
    25%
  • Happy Medium and very enabling
    14%
  • Exciting and big
    11%
  • Small and very homey
    8%
  • Big
    5%
  • Home away from home
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
48%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 57 responses

Eastern Kentucky University Reviews

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