Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University


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Recent Reviews

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.

Teia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

how cheap it is to be such a high quilty school

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

how cheap it is to be such a high quilty school

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

I think you should choose a school thats right for you! Don't worry about if it's close to your home if you want to go there then thats where you go, some students let their parents convince them that a school is right for them because it is close to home but that is what college is about to get out into the real world and do things on your own. if you want to be a tutor at your school then do that if you want to play sports go for it, if you just want to go to school and live your life then do that just make sure it makes you happy cause in the end thats what matters the most.

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

The distance to my house and the education program.

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

The distance to my house and the education program.

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

Its a great school. they try to keep costs low. It have a variety of degree options.

What kind of person should attend this school?

any kind of person. it is very diverse. Anyone can attend.

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

I would make sure to tell students and parents to go on college visits first before setting your heart on a school. I would a...

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

I would make sure to tell students and parents to go on college visits first before setting your heart on a school. I would also research the school and how the people really are. There is a culture difference from my home state and the state of Kentucky and it threw me off a lot and affected my grades and social life a lot. I would also tell them to apply to more schools than just one or two. I only applied to two schools and ended up limiting myself to one because I was not accepted to the other one. It is good to know that you will have a backup plan if the school you pick doesn't work out.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People who are easily distracted by parties, the greek system, and other campus wide organizations should not attend this school. Also people who don't like being on a big campus or in busy areas.

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

I used to brag a lot about how welcoming the campus environment was. I currently only brag about the opportunites that one can have as far as extra curricular activites.

Julia
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates for the most part are friendly but not very outgoing with people who they don't know.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates for the most part are friendly but not very outgoing with people who they don't know.

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

I would tell them to reasearch the colleges they are interested in very well, and make sure you visit before you choose one school. You want to make sure that the student population is the size you want and that the school is in the location that you like. You want to make sure that you are at a place that you will be comfortable at since you may be away from home. Also I would recommend joining a group or club that you are interested in to help make friends so that you are not all on your own on campus, and so that when you are at school you can see and recognize a few friendly faces to make you feel more welcome and at home.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

People come form around here so students like me who aren't from Richmond have trouble sometimes finding groups of friends. Most people already have their groups so it can be difficult fitting in, and since most people do live around here, the majority of students go home on weekends while the rest of us have to stay on campus with nothing to do.

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

Find one that has alot of school activities, and just get involved with things that interest you becuase if you don't the time will fly by and your college experience will feel wasted.

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