Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

Matt
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and willing to help.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly and willing to help.

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

Make sure you find the right size school for the student, one where they will not just be a number but an actual person, but big enough so they have many resources available.

Danielle
Describe the students at your school.

Many are really enthusiastic to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

Many are really enthusiastic to learn.

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

I would tell the parents, to let their kids go where they feel the most comfortable. If the student feels comfortable in their learning environment, they are more susceptible to focus on their studies.

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

Most of the teachers there are really great, and easy to work with.

Kathleen
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

EKU is very diverse and accepting of all different types of students. Most students who attend EKU go on to have successful ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

EKU is very diverse and accepting of all different types of students. Most students who attend EKU go on to have successful careers and are very satisfied with their experiences at EKU.

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

The campus is beautiful, the professors are eager to help students, and there are a variety of activities to choose from. Something is always going on at EKU!

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

Parents and students should consider doing lots of research and visiting each college together before making a decision.

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

Just go where you want to go, not where your friends go, not where the most people from you high school go. You meet so many ...

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

Just go where you want to go, not where your friends go, not where the most people from you high school go. You meet so many more people and you become accustomed to new people once again!

What's unique about your campus?

The places to go hiking, there's a lot of places to go to that aren't that far away to check out nature.

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

That Frats and Sororities were a huge thing here.

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

The school name typically won't matter that much - it's the content of what you learn. Co-Op or Inter before you graduate! ...

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

The school name typically won't matter that much - it's the content of what you learn. Co-Op or Inter before you graduate! College teaches you how to learn stuff, take a test, and forget it so you can learn more. Interships and Co-Ops will give you EXPERIENCE! This is what employers will find beneficial. This will put yourself ahead of others. So what if you have a 4.0 with no experience. If you can get a 3.25 but have 1.5 years of on-the-job career experience with great references from previous employers, no one in their right mind will turn you down. Employers know what they are getting when you have experience. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you know much about the work. All a degree means is that you know how to learn and supposedly know SOMETHING about the field. You will learn more with experience than you ever could learn in a classroom.

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

It tends to be a very liberal campus. This wouldn't be so bad, except for the fact that apparently "Freedom of Speech" is limited to being true only if you agree with their points of view. Otherwise, you will be shut down almost immediately.

Felicia
Describe the students at your school.

Some are hard working and others are party people on thrusdays especially.

Describe the students at your school.

Some are hard working and others are party people on thrusdays especially.

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

Make sure that you know exactly what you need to do inorder to get into the program of your choice. make sure that you have been there and talked to other people that have gone there.

What's unique about your campus?

The number of students that graduate in the field that they wanted. It is clean and beautiful.

Travis
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its criminal justice program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our school is best known for its criminal justice program.

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

I tell parents and future students to examine the surrounding area in the town the school is in and make sure that the student will be happy living there. One of the biggest things at college is experiencing new things and developing new ideas so try to get involved in things you haven't ever done before. Make some strong relationships with your advisor and go to them with any questions you have. They really do want to help you with any thing you need. Also the biggest thing is have a good time while your here a college but don't let your partying get out of hand. Go to class and learn first, then if there is time left over to party then enjoy it.

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

I wish I would have known a little more about the social opportunities that were avaiable before coming to school here.

Amanda
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and smart.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and smart.

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

There are a lot of aspects to consider when chosing the right college. Some issues to consider are size, location, how close/far from home, and how comfortable you feel. Choosing the right college can contribute to making the most of the college experience, but it is also up to you to make the most of it. You need to get involved. Join clubs, play sports (even if you are bad at them!), introduce yourself to people, rather than waiting for them to introduce themselves, because you are all in the same situation! When you feel homesick, do not take the easy way out and go home. You need to stick it out and know that it WILL get better. Meet as many people as possible, take risks, study, laugh too much, take too many pictures, be yourself and have fun because you only live once!

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

The avalibility of on campus jobs is terrible. I have money problems and really need an on campus job because my car is unreliable!

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

I just like how this school had a large student population, but still felt like a small university. The professors are willin...

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

I just like how this school had a large student population, but still felt like a small university. The professors are willing to help you when you need it, and truly care about your education. And although it wasn't my first choice when applying, I am glad that I chose EKU.

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

Make sure that the college that you are applying for is accredited to the major that you are seeking. If the college is known for the particular major that you are wanting to get, then by all means go with that school. Also, look at the graduation rate, and especially look at the rate of students going on to graduate school, especially in a field that you wish to pursue. If the number isn't high, then keep looking around. Also when looking for colleges, also look at the social aspects of the campus. If nothing happens on the weekends, and people just study all the time during the week, thats great for getting a degree, but not for building a social network that will come in handy later on. If a student isn't being sociable, then that student is missing out on half of the college experience.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is antisocial should not go to this school. When you come here, you will meet many new faces, make many new friends, and become more social. Also, a person who wants to get an easy diploma shouldn't come here. The academics are rigorous, and will challenge you, but the rewards will be well worth it when going out into the workforce.

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

EKU is a school for people who didn't know any better.

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

EKU is a school for people who didn't know any better.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for skating through without doing any extra work and for binge drinking and partying.

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

Apply to as many schools as possible. Always make sure you interview BOTH professors AND students to ensure you get a fair picture of what your program will be like. Remember to consider your long term career goals and go to the school which best fits these goals. Do not pick a school based soley on fincancial aid.

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  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,868
  • Acceptance rate
  • 86%

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