Eastern Kentucky, founded in 1906, is public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health and Nursing; Applied Arts and Technology; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics; Law Enforcement; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the Graduate School. Its 628-acre campus is located in Richmond, 30 miles south of Lexington.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
12,662
Undergraduates
5,395
Men - 42.6%
7,268
Women - 57.4%
2,318
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 8,969 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
540 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,979
Out-of-state: $24,886
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,806
Out-of-state: $10,713
Room and Board
$10,173
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$13,414
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,465
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
591
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
28%
20-29
27%
30-39
17%
40-49
4%
50-99
3%
Over 100
1%
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Lexington Population
32,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Lexington
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonel
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
0.9%
Black/African-American
6%
Hispanic/Latino
3.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
85%
Unknown
1%
International Students
1.1%
First-Year Students Returning
75.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported