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NCAA Division I-FCS
Ohio Valley Conference
Eastern Kentucky University Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.81 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities337 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration212 Graduates
Homeland Security95 Graduates
Hazardous Materials and Industrial Safety Technician86 Graduates
Elementary Education72 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services67 Graduates
Occupational Therapy52 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.104 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.128 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.55 responses
Eastern Kentucky University Reviews
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.
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.