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Colleges / Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate98%

About Eastern

Eastern Kentucky University is a public, state university in the town of Richmond, KY. Eastern was founded in 1906. The college currently enrolls around 14,565 students per year, including 12,070 undergraduate students.

2021 Acceptance Rate for Eastern Kentucky University

It is not difficult to get into Eastern. The acceptance rate at Eastern is 98%. In 2021, 9,206 students applied to Eastern and 9,017 were admitted.

Eastern Kentucky University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 98%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Test Optional May require tests
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 7%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Eastern Campus Tours

Eastern Kentucky University is located in Richmond, KY, near Lexington.

If you would like to see 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 Kentucky University and Richmond are like without leaving home.

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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1170


Math SAT Range

470 - 580


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1170 and Above


960 to 1170


960 and Less


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

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Eastern is like? There are approximately 14,565 students enrolled at Eastern, including 12,070 undergraduate students and 2,495 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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