Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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.

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