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Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY

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.

Web Sitewww.eku.edu/
Institution TypePublic
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students14,327
   Women8,181 (57.1%)
   Men6,146 (42.9%)
Graduate Students2,517

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMinimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate71% of 10,215 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineRolling
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.29
SAT Math483 average
420-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading481 average
415-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing457 average
400-520 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $21,234
Out-of-state: $30,546
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,868
Out-of-state: $18,180
Room and Board
$8,666
Average Percent of Need Met85%
Average Freshman Award$11,557
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,358

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
637
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Richmond Population32,550
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLexington
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotColonel
Sororities6% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate

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 Students1.6% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning74.0%
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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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.68 3.91     26
Low 3.00 3.44     21
High 4.00 4.30     30
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Eastern Kentucky prepares more nurses, teachers and law enforcement officers than any other university in Kentucky.

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