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Founded in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University. is a Public college. Located in Kentucky, which is a city setting in Kentucky, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 14,293 full time undergraduate students, and 2,588 full time graduate students.
The Eastern Kentucky University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 674 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Eastern Kentucky University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at EKU are considered Less Selective, with ,67% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
77% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 37% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Eastern Kentucky University.
170 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.
127 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
180 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
185 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
185 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
185 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.
185 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
183 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.
89 Students rated Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is nothing special, but it’s a good bang for your buck. Advising is pretty bad though, at least in the art department, so prepare to really be on top of your own schedule. Campus housing is alright, better than Morehead in my opinion. But overall college is what you make of it. Right now art students are in the process of reviving the Association of Student Artists, and holding a student art show in the spring. They’re doing some exciting stuff with that, and any student can create a club on-campus, so students definitely have opportunities here.
I enjoy it overall but it tends to believe it is diverse but it hides most of its workers who are of color and when discussing issues they tend to focus on things that are not important such as getting a jukebox, While they complain about there being no funding and say the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are stealing their students but they make no appeal to students of diverse background as well as not offering any fun weekend activities to do on campus to bring in more students who may only be going to college for a "fun time."
I do not like this school. I transferred here from an excellent college due to financial reasons, and the best part about Eastern is my ability to work on research projects throughout the semester, which is important as a future biologist. The party scene is excessive,. It's difficult to be anywhere on or near campus on the weekends to study because of the noise. The majority of the students aren't here to learn but to get through and "earn" a degree. It's difficult to earn the degree anyway, considering all the work is just busywork that does not aid in understanding. I love to learn, but that just doesn't happen here. It's honestly a waste of my time. Also, do not take chemistry courses here. The department is lacking in decent professors. I taught myself organic chemistry because my professor, who is in his 70's and has "retired" multiple times but somehow keeps getting rehired, essentially just drew reactions on the board and said "this is obviously [whatever we were talking about]" without explaining what it was or why it was obvious. Lastly, even though the professors might have office hours, you can't expect them to be there on time or be helpful. I've had some professors that are so wrapped up with their personal lives that when I attempted to ask questions, they either shrugged it off or gave me meaningless answers.
The only reason I came to this school is because it is cheap. That's it. I've never had such an incompetent educational experience.
Eastern is a great little school to go to especially for education majors. It has some of the greatest education programs and has a wonderful honors program. I live on campus and it is really great here. The pandemic has slowed down the activity but everyone tries really hard to make it a great college experience. Most kids go home on the weekend including me because it is easy to get to most parts of Kentucky from Richmond. If you feel like you don't want to be too far from home this is a perfect school for you. Overall my experience at EKU so far has been really great and really fun!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Eastern Kentucky University is 86%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to lay off the sports and study more. The hardest thing about college is having money to afford it.
Some are hard working and others are party people on thrusdays especially.
The best thing about EKU is their ability to work with everyone. I work 2 jobs an attend school on a full time schedule. With all the classes offered it allowed me to choose a schedule that could work around when i work.
I believe there is too much emphasis on the fraternities and sororities. They get quite a few priviledges that most students on campus do not get. Greek life is not the most emphasized group on campus, but they do have a lot of recognition, and do get a lot more than other groups.
I really enjoy how diverse my school is and also the size, it really makes you feel like you're in what I call "The Eastern Family." They have many differect activities, clubs, and various opprotunities to explore.
EKU is a high-spirited, diversified school.
EKU offers many different programs and groups for EVERY kind of person. There is no one that will be excluded here; everyone will find their niche. It doesn't matter if you are shy, outgoing, old, young, what race you are, or where you come from. The students and faculty and all affiliates of the school are all pleasant and open to anyone.
The only really frustrating thing about my school is some of the people, especially on "Thirtsy Thursdays". It isn't to awfully bad but I have had my feel of drunk people experiences and I don't drink so it gets aggervating seeing some people drunk. Other than that I dont think anything is really too frustrating. I realize though that there is going to be drinking at most every school no matter.
There are many things that EKU is known for. The one in particular is the police studies program. EKU has an amazing policing program that is known throughout the state of Kentucky. Not only do they train new policemen there but those who have been employeed are able to come and take extra classes as well.
I believe a person who likes smaller class sizes, but still not know everyone would be great for this school. It is the cheapest public university in Kentucky and it offers several majors. EKU is a growing college with a lot to offer.
What I brag about the most to my friends about my school is the student to teacher ratio. I love the fact that EKU has smaller classes. There are an average of 20 students in every class. This gives the professor the oppertunity to get to know their students and help them to the best of their ability.
I wish i had known about people always going home on the weekend and it leaves the people on campus that not old enought to participate in adult activities with nothing to do . Next , this campus is all about greek life or in other words fraternities and sororities and they exclude people of different races from parties or other social event and that dosen't allow people to meet and greet other people.
I'm a major in Biology and General studies. My favorite class is Physiology. Most of the students that I know are very competitive. I don't go to office hours that much, unfortunately. However, when I do my professors are always willing to help.
I really recommend this school because the professors are great in teaching the material, and the students are very friendly.
These are false. Granted some students may be better off with money and drive a nicer car, it does not mean every EKU student is a rich snob. Also, we are not all partiers. Yes thursday night is typical here (like it is at ALL other colleges) but I bet EKU students just as much/little as every other college student. You have some fun when you need to, and you do your work when you need to.
+ That they're a bunch of hill billies that have never been off of the farm before.
+ That they are not very friendly towards Gay and Lesbian students.
+ that their male professors are sexist.
+ that the food in the cafeteria sucks.
+ Their dorms are falling down OLD from the 60's!
+ The "justice" part of the school is a mile away from the rest of the campus
There isn't really any stereotypes that I'm aware of.
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98% of students
attending Eastern Kentucky University receive some sort of financial aid.
47% were awarded federal grants.
While 59% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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