EKU, Eastern

Eastern Kentucky University

521 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    15
  • Class Notes
    13
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    41
  • Previously Enrolled
    81

Overview of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU, Eastern)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:14,327
    • Men:6,146 Men (42.9%)
    • Women:8,181 Women (57.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (EKU, Eastern)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Eastern Kentucky University is 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:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
521 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Phone
(859) 622-2106
Fax
(859) 622-1020
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.29
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (EKU, Eastern)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,996|Out-of-state: $18,774 (38.9%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,728 (42.07%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (4.32%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,400 (14.7%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Eastern Kentucky University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001963
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,400

Academics & Instruction (EKU, Eastern)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Eastern Kentucky University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


74.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.6%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


45.0%

Programs & Majors (EKU, Eastern)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (97)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Health professions and related sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (54)


  • 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

Campus Life (EKU, Eastern)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


32% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

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


Eastern Kentucky University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


11,332

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
14,327
Women
8,181
Men
6,146

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

Number of Graduate Students


2,517

Student Resources (EKU, Eastern)