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Colleges / Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%
Acceptance Rate98%

About Eastern

Eastern Kentucky University Overview

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.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 1.

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
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%
In-State Tuition $9,452
Out-of-State $10,500
Percent of Need Met 75%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,379

Is Eastern a Good School?


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 Acceptance Rate 2022

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 and Graduation Rates at Eastern

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 Outlook Eastern Graduates

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.

Eastern Kentucky University's Endowment

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 and Financial Aid at Eastern

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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Where is Eastern Kentucky University Located?

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.

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College Info

521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond, KY 40475-3102

Campus Setting: Small Town

Eastern Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

Eastern ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Eastern SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

960 - 1170

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Math SAT Range

470 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above

Good

960 to 1170

Avg

960 and Less

Low

SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Eastern Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,365

In State

$22,413

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,452
$10,500
Fees
$540
$540
Housing
$10,173
$10,173
Books
$1,200
$1,200

Student Life

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.

79%

Full Time

21%

Part Time

84%

In State

16%

Out-of-State

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

14,465

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

98%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,992

Out-of-State

$11,040

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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