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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.

Website: www.eku.edu/

Public
Co-ed
14,327
Undergraduate
Students
(57.1%) 8,181 Women
(42.9%) 6,146 Men
2,517
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 10,215 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.29
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $18,784
Out-of-state: $28,562
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,996
Out-of-state: $18,774
Room and Board
$9,788
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$12,508
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,823
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
637
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Richmond Population
32,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Lexington
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonel
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
1.6% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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