Eastern Kentucky University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Richmond, KY. Eastern was founded in 1906 and presently has around 14,465 students a year, including 12,070 undergrads. Eastern ensures on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus.
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Student Activities at Eastern
Interested in music or performing? At Eastern you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Eastern students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
Thinking of pledging? Eastern has both fraternities and sororities.
Planning to play sports? Eastern has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Eastern on the Student Life page.
|2022 Eastern Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||98%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||ED not offered|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||EA not offered|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||7%|
|Percent of Need Met||75%|
|Average First-Year Financial Aid Package||$13,379|
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.
Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Eastern offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.
Eastern is not difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Eastern is 98%. Last year, 9,206 students applied to Eastern and 9,017 were admitted.
Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Approximately 79% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Easternreturn for their sophomore year. Around 52% of students who started at Eastern earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.
Check with Eastern directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.
Eastern's endowment was valued at $60.2 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Eastern spends about $6,979 a year.
Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.
Eastern meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Eastern full-time are awarded $13,379 a year in financial aid, on average.
Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $26,368 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Eastern.
Based on this information, how does Eastern sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Eastern a good school for you?
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Eastern is located in the small town setting of Richmond, KY, in the suburbs of Lexington.
If you are interested in seeing Eastern for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Richmond, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Eastern and Richmond are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eastern is Aug 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eastern is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Eastern is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into Eastern. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1170 and Above
960 to 1170
960 and Less
The median SAT score for Eastern students is 1075. Applicants with SAT scores of 1170 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Eastern, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1170 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Eastern.
Wondering what life at Eastern is like? There are approximately 14,465 students enrolled at Eastern, including 12,070 undergraduate students and 2,395 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 84% percent are from KY and 16% percent of students are from other states.
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