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
80%
Average Freshman Award
$12,365
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,102
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 7  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some August 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
521 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone
(859) 622-2106
Fax
(859) 622-1020
E-mail
admissions@eku.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 10,215 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 6,036 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 4,179 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,739 (52%) of 7,213 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,092 (48%) of 4,382 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,647 (58%) of 2,831 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.29
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
29%
Score of 18 - 23
51%
Score of 12 - 17
17%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 10%
Top quarter: 25%
Top half: 49%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
1%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
7%

Tuition and Expenses


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
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
shelley.park@eku.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001963
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,349 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,939 (82.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,932 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
603 (31.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$12,365
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,221 (63.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,413
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,565 (81.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,877
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,836 (95.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
345 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,368

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
8,964 (83.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,701 (85.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,568 (98.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,275 (30.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$11,620
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,941 (65.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,059
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,229 (82.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,512
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,240 (69.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,469 (13.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,845

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,102
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
11.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
3,954
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
141
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Number of Awards
48
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
475
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Production Operations, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Housing and Human Environments, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
  • Medical Office Management/Administration
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Office Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Real Estate
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Statistics, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Transportation and Materials Moving, Other
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
637
Part-Time Faculty
507
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
46%
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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1800
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Education
  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English Education
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Geology
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Home Economics Education
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Library Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Geology

Location and Setting


Richmond Population
32,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Lexington
Campus Size
500 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Richmond
Nearest Train Station
 

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
32% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Colonel
School Colors
Maroon and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x x
Golf x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Golf x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x x
Golf x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, football, golf, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, honor society, regular society
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
8% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
14,327
Women
8,181 (57.1%)
Men
6,146 (42.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
11,332
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
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
2,517

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
40.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
45.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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