Eastern Kentucky University Top Questions

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

Jenna

The limited parking is probably the worst thing about EKU, since we pay for parking tickets one would think that would give a larger variety for students to park. However, this is not the case. Almost all student life is confined to a few parking lots.

Megan

I think the worst thing about this school is the parking. I feel this way because, most of the dorms do not have parking around them. If a dorm happens to have a parking lot near it, there still isn't enough spaces. When you're fortunate enough to get a parkin spot by your dorm, then you don't want to leave campus because you know it will be gone by the time you get back. I feel as if the parking should be near the dorms, rather than away from them.

AnnaLeigh

Contributing to the aformentioned attendance policy, the school just seems to be too controlling for a public university. Not only is it now a dry campus, which is hard enough on its own with my school having so many veterans, it has recently become a tabaccoo free campus which I believe will be very detrimental to the sucess of the study body. Many students on campus feel as though we are being pushed back to a more high school like setting, which takes away from the experience of the freedom of college.

kaitlin

the cost of living

Courtney

I am not a fan of dorming because i like being to myself in a quiet place at times

Taylor

The worst thing about Eastern Kentucky University would be how small the school can feel sometimes. Everyone makes social goof-ups their first year and everyone wants to be alone once in a while, but Eastern makes that difficult. Yes, it can be great walking across campus and being able to wave to someone everywhere you go. But, even with 8,000 students on campus, your roommate's boyfriend's gym pal's study buddy, always seems to have class with that guy who you gave your number too the night you forgot to put your contacts in. Ouch!

Joseph

There is a lot of alcohol use that is easily accessed by a short walk from campus.

Sabrina

The worst thing about Eastern Kentucky University is the long walks between classes and to classes. The walks are not that bad in the fall and spring time, but in the winter its very aggravating.

Kelsey

I think the worst thing about my school would have to be parking, by far. The university sells more parking passes than they have parking spots. They can afford new sciene buildings, but they can't seem to work on getting more parking for the students who live on campus. It can become a very stressful situation.

Marin

The worst part about EKU is that there isn't a whole lot to do on campus on the weekends. Luckily, we're close to Lexington and Richmond offers some entertainment, but it would be nice to have things to do on the weekends without having to leave campus. Minus athletic events, they need to offer more concerts, speakers, theatre productions, etc.

Rebecca

The worst thing about my school is the winter weather! This weather makes it very uncomfortable to walk to and from class across campus, and it slows down the already sluggish mail system. Other than that, I love my school!

Kristen

The requirements in the math department. It is extremely hard, much more difficult than other schools I have attended.

Jacob

I really don't have alot of complaints with my school. Maybe the food choices and the older dorm rooms might be a complaint, but when compared to other colleges I feel it is comparable.

britney

I believe the worst is the parking.

Holly

I believe there is too much emphasis on the fraternities and sororities. They get quite a few priviledges that most students on campus do not get. Greek life is not the most emphasized group on campus, but they do have a lot of recognition, and do get a lot more than other groups.

Troy

Nothing at all. I really can't think of anything I absolutely hate. The only thing that I might not like somewhat is the choice of food. We have a food court, but it doesnt really have a good choice of food. There are only 5 food stations, with food that really gets old fast!

Nathan

The only downside that I can see towards EKU is their attendance policy. They only give you a certain amount of days that you can miss and if you go over, no matter what the reason, you recieve an automatic F for the course.

Noelle

The worst thing about my school in my opinion is being far away from where I grew up. It's 3 hours from my hometown, so I always consider it close enough sometimes, but also far enough sometimes. It's also in Richmond, KY so when we do clinicals for nursing, the worst part is having to drive farther away than I'd like, but it's something that you always get used to.

Regina

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.

Ryan

People congrecating aournd entrances.

Laura

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

Jenna

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

Nikki

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

Tiffany

The worst thing about Eastern is the on campus housing. Not worth all the money you pay for. It is about $3,000 cheaper to live off campus.

sarah

There is always quite a bit of work to do, so you have to make sure you have the time to do it. Don't carry an extra heavy work load and try to go to school.

Rebecca

Class avaliablity.

Robert

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.

Amanda

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

Brandi

Parking is the worst thing bout campus. Too many drivers and not enough parking, it honestly effect people class attendance.

Amanda

That most of the fraternities and sororites drink a lot.

Cherrelle

The worst thing about my school is the lack of more diversity programs, because the only true diversity program I saw was during Black History month and they had one speaker come to our school and that was it.

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