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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
12,662
Undergraduate
Students
(57.4%) 7,270 Women
(42.6%) 5,392 Men
2,318
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
77%
Average Freshman Award
$13,414
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,465
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
591
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
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
3.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
1.0% Unknown
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
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