Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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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.

William
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

EKU is a dynamic university with much to offer with a large resource of amazing professors with small classes and an atmosphe...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

EKU is a dynamic university with much to offer with a large resource of amazing professors with small classes and an atmosphere making you feel appreciated and not just another number they want for money.

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

Trying to find the perfect college is not about the overall size, prestige, or class size. The most important aspect of a university is the ability of the student to excel in their academic and post academic life. Each person must evaluate their learning style and then match that to the university. For example, ask yourself are you timid? If so, you might want to look at a small school. I have returned to school for a second bachelor's degree in order to pursue a Ph.D. at the age of 30. I have graduated from an Ivey League school the first time. I have found that a smaller state university has as much to offer in Kentucky than the Ivey League without the cost or pressure. Many factors have been evaluated, and the last look I gave was the prestige and other such surface factors normally promoted. Take the time when you visit to meet with professors, the financial aid department, sit in on a class, and other key departments. The help you get then is EXACTLY what you will get when you become a student there. These are the true factors one must base their decision on.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about EKU is the faculty and size. They go hand in hand. The campus is large enough to offer multiple majors, yet small enough to not feel like a number. This causes the number of professors to be numerous in each department so you can almost always find assistance when you need it. All of the professors know each other to some extent, and they help across the board. They also encourage you to seek other professors if you struggle with their teaching style. Overall, EKU is a great school

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

I would say do research on every college you are thinking about going to. Then I would say do research on the job you would l...

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

I would say do research on every college you are thinking about going to. Then I would say do research on the job you would like to do and see if any of the colleges you are trying to pick from offers porgrams for that job.

Chelsea
Describe the students at your school.

They are the people that I will probably know for teh rest of my life.

Describe the students at your school.

They are the people that I will probably know for teh rest of my life.

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

Let the kids decide. If you make the decisions for them then the student will be miserable and won't do well.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person who is serious about their degree. But is also serious about getting invovled and making friends.

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

My advice to new students is that they shouldn?t be too concerned with getting as far away from home as possible. Certainly,...

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

My advice to new students is that they shouldn?t be too concerned with getting as far away from home as possible. Certainly, college is a time to grow up, spread your wings and make the transition to adulthood. However, when selecting your school you need to consider how difficult and expensive it will be to come home for holidays and such. Also, homesickness will happen, trust me. A hundred miles is more than far enough the keep mom and dad out of your ?business?, but it?s a manageable distance to go home when you want to or need to.

What's unique about your campus?

Not as large as a division I school which gives it a more personal feel.

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

It doesn't get the recognition that the University of Kentucky or University of Louisville do.

Jon
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Awesome Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Awesome Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program

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

It's not located in a large city and has a lot of outdoor places to visit. 20 minutes south are the Pinacles, a ridgeline that is ripe for repelling, climbing, hiking, etc. Also, only an hour or so away to the east is Red River Gorge, which is the climbing Mecca of the Eastern United States.

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

Choose what solutions are best for you in the long run, not in the short term.

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

Look for a college that offers what it is you think you want to do with your life. Narrow down your choices and then looks a...

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

Look for a college that offers what it is you think you want to do with your life. Narrow down your choices and then looks at tuition and just all around basic costs of things. Look at the size of the campuses, the dorms, read up on the tutoring centers (if offered) and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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

There is a system where you can pick who your roommate is going to be, unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

How expensive the text books are.

Kristy
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

EKU is a friendly, family like atmosphere among the students and faculty with many student organizations to get involved with...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

EKU is a friendly, family like atmosphere among the students and faculty with many student organizations to get involved with. EKU is large enough to influence you, but small enough for you to influence it.

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

To Students: Go to a school where you can make a difference. Go to a school with the surrounding community that you would really like to live in or fit in. Classes are important, but college is about so much more than just classes. Go out and experience life! Get INVOLVED! You will learn to be a much more varied person, you will make many friends and some of your BEST friends. To Parent: Let your child have some freedom. Don't expect them to talk to you EVERY day. Let them truly discover themselves and their world. Above all. Accept them. Support them in their decisions. Love them and make it known to them. College can be the best time of one's life. But it is not without its challeges.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Our Dead Week Policy. We don't have a dead week before finals. We have a normal class schedule with big, end-of-the-semester projects due and last minute tests. We don't have time to actually relax and study for finals. Perhaps what is most furstrating is that our SGA and Faculty Senate have worked together to draft a dead week policy that was better for the students than the current one. The faculty senate voted completely against the proposed changes.

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  • Tuition & Fees
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  • 86%

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