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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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
About Eastern Kentucky University...
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
87%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1130
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,659/ 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
$8,234/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.95 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,744Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,399
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Typical college student
    79%
  • Greek Life
    11%
  • Loves to party
    7%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.118 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.142 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 61 responses
Report
  • Medium Sized
    31%
  • Perfect sized
    23%
  • Exciting and big
    15%
  • Happy Medium and very enabling
    10%
  • Small and very homey
    10%
  • Big
    7%
  • Underrated
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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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!
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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!