Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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Dylan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to always put 100% effort into every assignment that I take on. I would tell myself that no matter how s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to always put 100% effort into every assignment that I take on. I would tell myself that no matter how stressed out you get from assignments, social life, and any other situations that it will pay off in the end, and to keep pushing for your goals.

What's unique about your campus?

In my opinion, the student to faculty ratio is awesome. The fact that I am not in lectures with 300 people he;ps me stay focused. Smaller class sizes benefit the students greatly, while still having a great campus community. I believe that the schools faculty help the students reach their goals on time, as well as always stressing the point that if you are not prepared for class, how are you expecting to be prepared for the real world later in life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The tuition. I am from a surrounding county outside of KY, and the fact that I have to pay $24,000 a year for school is ridiculous. The campus has a targetted tuition policy that drastically lowers out of state fees but I do not qualify because I did not take a foreign language class in high school. If you take the classes at EKU to make up for the education in high school, the school STILL does not accept you as a targeted student. This is frustrating because I bust my butt for my grades, and no pay off.

Troy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would study more in high school, and take my classes more seriously. College is so much more different and more hard than h...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would study more in high school, and take my classes more seriously. College is so much more different and more hard than high school!

What's unique about your campus?

How easy it is to make friends.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school is for anybody. I've seen all types of students of all different racial backgrounds, incomes, and age groups.

Mick
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse individuals with varying levels of open-mindedness.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse individuals with varying levels of open-mindedness.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to fully take in and appreciate the life of a college student you must devote yourself to being one. Immediately get involved with clubs and take at least a semester before deciding to join any lifelong commitments, like fraternities or sororities. Rediscover yourself using the new friend base you have from orientation classes. Try to get into whatever Honors Program the school offers, they typically aren?t terribly difficult compared to regular general education class but offer way more opportunities. Do not allow yourself to get caught up in superficial things like: cars, money, sex, drinking. Appreciate those around you and remember that for the next two to four years, or even six, school and everything that comes with it is your new life.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any kind of person who wishes to get a supreme education with no budget cap.

Betsy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would let myself know that EKU is a very good academic school even though it lacks in the social aspect. I would remind my...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would let myself know that EKU is a very good academic school even though it lacks in the social aspect. I would remind myself that working hard in college pays off in the long run. By keeping a positive outlook on life and setting goals for yourself, makes you successful. It is very important that you keep your future in mind while making decisions and to stay focused. I would also remind myself that school is very important, but a person needs to have fun. It relieves stress and makes life more clear. I would tell myself it is important to make close friends because you will need them when times get hard.

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about my school is the small class sizes. When I was looking for a college to attend that was the number one thing on my list. I feel like my professors know me and I'm not just a number in my classes.

What kind of person should attend this school?

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.

Holly
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Being in Advanced Classes does not matter as much as you would think. At college, people don't care about your skin color, t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Being in Advanced Classes does not matter as much as you would think. At college, people don't care about your skin color, they don't care about your sexual orientation, they do care about each other. Living in the residence halls and going to programs that your Resident Assistant has for you, will allow you to meet so many new people, all with different stories to tell. Study like you should, have a social life, and live every possible minute to its fullest. Having friends and a social life is very important, these people are the ones that support you when family is not around. These are the best years of your life, they really are. You have the friends that you want, people are at the maturity levels that you need, and you are becoming more and more independant. Get involved on campus, because having friends and doing things with them is one of the biggest stress reliefs. Get excited about moving on because, in college, you have everything you have ever wanted.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that I had known about some of the services offered at the school. I didn't know about our counseling center, our IT servies, gym membership, or that we were allowed to rent any electronics (examples being projectors, laptops, digital cameras). I knew what I wanted to do, and decided on Eastern Kentucky University, but I didn't know about all the things I could do on campus. EKU was better once I discovered all the services provided to students.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

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.

Laura
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell High School self to have fun while in college, and not to stress myself out too bad, because the friends and memories you make in college, you will carry with you for a lifetime. You can't relive the years you were an 18-24 year old college student, so make the best of it, go to a lot of sporting events, campus events, concerts, and lectures. Even if it's something you might not be that interested in, you never know who you could meet and it's an experience. Basically I would just tell my high school self to make the most out of everything, good and bad, in college. Those experiences will also help you figure out what kind of career you want to pursue. I would also recommend going to several job fairs and atleast talking with possible future employers just to find out what they do on a daily basis, to see if that's possibly something you want to do later in life. Lastly, I would say to join some kind of group, either a sports team, intramural team, sorority, or church group, just be a part of something.

What's unique about your campus?

Everyone is really friendly, there are alot of fun activities planned, sports are pretty big, and its small enough, but also not too small, and close to a big city.

Patrick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to look at organizations to get involved in ahead of time and learn how to get involved.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to look at organizations to get involved in ahead of time and learn how to get involved.

Troy
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to study study STUDY!!! I never had to study in high school, and now that I am in college thats all I hav...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to study study STUDY!!! I never had to study in high school, and now that I am in college thats all I have to do in order to be successful!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Nothing at all. I really can't think of anything I absolutely hate. The only thing that I might not like somewhat is the choice of food. We have a food court, but it doesnt really have a good choice of food. There are only 5 food stations, with food that really gets old fast!

BreAnna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a smaller school, I have never had a class with more than 50 people in it including biology lecture.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is a smaller school, I have never had a class with more than 50 people in it including biology lecture.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Be responsible and remember to keep a balanced social life as well as academic life.

What's unique about your campus?

EKU is very friendly. My department is particularly small and I get to know my professors very well!

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  • Tuition & Fees
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