Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Melissa
Describe the students at your school.

Some are here just to get a degree, others care about there grades and put alot of work into there school, and the rest do wh...

Describe the students at your school.

Some are here just to get a degree, others care about there grades and put alot of work into there school, and the rest do what is necessary to get by.

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

It can be very overwelming when it comes time to start thinking about your future. What do you want to become? what do you want to do with yourlife. I found that It was easier to pick a college that was suited towards what I wanted to to with my education. If you want to become a nurse, it may be a good idea to look into universitys or colleges that have well known nursing porgrams. You also have to keep in mind how far away from your family you are willing to go. My first year of college I was a little over 3 hours from my family. I liked the independance, but I wanted to see my family more. Most importantly, when you are choosing your school, pick the one that will make you happy. Don't choose your school because you have a boyfriend/girlfriend and they are going to that school. Don't let your parents push you into a decision. You should choose the school that you like, and that you feel comfrotable at. After all, it will be your home for at least the next 4 years.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Somebody who is looking to attend a big college, or somebody who dosent want to be stuck in a small town.

Jennifer
Describe the students at your school.

Willing to learn and in the same boat you are, and wants you to succeed just as much as they would.

Describe the students at your school.

Willing to learn and in the same boat you are, and wants you to succeed just as much as they would.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

EKU is best known for its integrity and committment to excellence. The students here are prepared to venture out into the world and begin contributing to society.

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

To find the right college to attend, you must find one that once you attend, you will not want to leave. Parting from friends, professors, and the environment of the college saddens you. It should help make you a better person by influencing you learn and also how you will become once you begin your career.

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

Eastern Kentucky University is a beautiful campus. My classes were easy to find and in the same area. But the best part is ...

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

Eastern Kentucky University is a beautiful campus. My classes were easy to find and in the same area. But the best part is how much is cost compared to the University of Kentucky. Eastern Kentucky University is the best choice for single parents or anyone who is watching their money. In addition the class sizes are smaller compared to the University of Kentucky. These two reasons together makes learning a lot easier, not only am I able to ask questions in the classroom but I don't have to worry about how I am going to live in the process.

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

College students need your support. You are their cheering section! If possible choose a college close to home to save your student the cost of living on their own. Of course this isn't alway possible or wanted so the best thing parents and students can do is to listen to each other. Parents have already been through college and want only the best for their student. What ever choice is made parents alway support your student, whether your student knows it or not they need you.

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

For me the worst thing about Eastern Kentucky University is the fact that I have to drive 35 miles to get there, one way. If that was not enough, parking can be a challenge, there seem to be more parking permits than there are parking places.

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

Research, research, and more research. Doing adequate research will allow for a student to find the appropriate college for them. What seems important as a junior in high school, usually isn't the same as a junior in college. Parents need to help students research different colleges, allow for road trips, campus visits, etc. Students need to take the time to look out at different colleges. Determine what degrees are interesting to them and try to find a college that has them all, because as students, we are always changing our minds.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about EKU was the campus. It was small and easy to navigate. Perfect for new or returning students.

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

Its definitly about finding the right school to attend. Choose a school that closely fits your sons/daughters needs and go from there. Also, definitly let the person going to a college or university choose their own school. A parent should not choose one for thier child

Ryan
Describe the students at your school.

Hard working motivated, individuals that are going to be what they have set out to become.

Describe the students at your school.

Hard working motivated, individuals that are going to be what they have set out to become.

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

To Find the right college visit the college. Talk to the students there. Ask the staff questions. The most important thing to succeed in college is to go to class, if you go to class then you have the notes, the professor will test from the notes most of the time and you can get a much better grade., a better job, and have greater opportunites in your chosen field.

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

People congrecating aournd entrances.

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

this school has a beautiful campus and is very safe. we have a very good police studies program. it is a middle sized schoo...

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

this school has a beautiful campus and is very safe. we have a very good police studies program. it is a middle sized school where you will feel right at ease.

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

don't choose a school for any other reason than you love the school, the learning environment, the social environment and that it is the right place for YOU! not for you friends, your boyfriend/girlfriend, or your parents. this is your experience and you need to make the most of it. most people only get to do this once and hopefully it will only take one trip in undergrad! parents, don't worry about the partying at schools, it will be at every school whether you like it or not. if you have taught your kids well, you shouldn't worry. they will experiment, but i bet they will figure out the right path for themselves. they won't figure it out because someone told them, they need to figure it out themselves. support them in their decision and welcome them back with their laundry when they make it home!!

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

i wish i would have known the time constraints due to playing varsity sports. nothing really shocked me about college itself

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

Finding the right college can be difficult. I think my advice to parents would be to go with your student and let them see a...

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

Finding the right college can be difficult. I think my advice to parents would be to go with your student and let them see and learn more about campuses. Support them in the decisions they make because you want them to be comfortable. To students, visit the campus. Go through Orientation beforehand. Talk to students. All of these things will make a huge difference in your choice. Visiting a campus is important. I knew right away when I saw the campus. You will get a sense that it is where you belong. You begin to feel at home. Go where you feel comfortable, and the longer you are there, the more it will seem like where you are supposed to be!

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

I love EKU, I find it hard to pick out negatives. The parking is not very good at all.

What kind of person should attend this school?

There are so many different kinds of people at EKU, anyone should attend!

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

It has some very prestigeous programs of study. It also cheaper to attend here when compared to many other state schools.

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

It has some very prestigeous programs of study. It also cheaper to attend here when compared to many other state schools.

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

I believe that people really need to decide what their values are when picking a college. I believe that it is important to visit campuses and pay attention to school prestige, the environment, and the finacial aid the school can offer. Then I would measure what is most important and pick the best out of the choices presented. To maximize the college experience I would advise students to properly mange their time. I believe that if one properly manages their time that they will be able to be successful in school, while being able to have a lot of fun. Proper time management will reduce stress and allow for the best possible college experience.

What's unique about your campus?

I believe the size of the area is the best thing. It is a big school, but not to big. I believe that it is big enough to get the feel of a city without feeling to out of place.

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

Before choosing the right college figure out what your major is going to be. After you have chose the major figure out whic...

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

Before choosing the right college figure out what your major is going to be. After you have chose the major figure out which colleges have the major. After you have the colleges visit the colleges meet with people at each college. Talk to them about what you are looking into about your major and request papers so when you go home you can read them by yourself or with your parents. Think about which college would be the best for your major and which one that would help you out. This is a big step to take to decide which one is the right one. Don't rush into it. If you have to visit the college that you have decided on just to make sure that's the one for you. Then when you have decided start taking the steps to get into the college.

What's unique about your campus?

That it is easy going and you get alone with other students. Everyone is willing to help others out

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That's its a great school. To me it's the best shool that I could have chosen. The professors are great and nice.

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