14,327
Students
Financial aid thermometer
11,620
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
70
70%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Eastern Kentucky University is a Comprehensive institution located in Richmond, KY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address SSB CPO 54
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY  40475-3102
United States
Contact Ms. Stephanie Leigh Whaley
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@eku.edu
Phone: 859-622-2106
Fax: 859-622-8024

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Ornamental Horticulture Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Administrative Assistant And Secretarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Construction Management Checkmark
Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
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Management Information Systems Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Office Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Printing Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Earth Science Education Checkmark
Education (specific Subject Areas) Related Checkmark
Elementary Education Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Computer Engineering Technologies Related Checkmark
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Engineering/industrial Management Checkmark
Industrial Safety Technology Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
American Sign Language Related Checkmark
French Checkmark
Sign Language Interpretation And Translation Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
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Environmental Health Checkmark
Health Information/medical Records Administration Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Facilities Management Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Fire Prevention And Safety Technology Checkmark
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Fire/arson Investigation And Prevention Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Transportation And Materials Moving Associate Bachelors
Airline Pilot And Flight Crew Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

10,215
Applied
7,213
Accepted
14,327
Enrolled
71%
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Female Admissions

6,036
Females Applied
4,382
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,179
Males Applied
2,831
Males Accepted
68%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.29
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 2.5

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen August 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer August 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 19 24

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,996
In-state
18,774
Out-of-state
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Fees

9,788
Room & board
4,918
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

11,620
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,365
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,577
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,979
Avg. Loan Aid
5,845
Avg. Grant Aid
6,059
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

14,327
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.44%
Black or African American 5.74%
White or Caucasian 83.63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.27%
Asian 0.81%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.32%
Other 3.15%

Gender

Male (42.9%)
Female (57.1%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 32%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Fall Festival and Spring Fling

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Honor Society and Regular Society

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Checkmark Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,144
Total Faculty
17:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 637
Part-time - 507
Male - 542
Female - 602