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Colleges / Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Eastern, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $35. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Eastern?

Eastern Kentucky University does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Eastern?

Getting into Eastern is slightly difficult. Eastern evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Eastern **accepted 98% of students, around 9,017 of the 9,206 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Eastern, MIN Admissions to nursing, occupational therapy programs is program moderately difficult.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What's Most Important to Get In to Eastern?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Eastern

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Eastern Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Eastern must submit the following items. Double check with Eastern's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2 2.5
Other Requirements
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eastern?

Students admitted to Eastern have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 75% submitted a class rank. At Eastern 16% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 39% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Eastern Kentucky University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 75%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 18.66%
3.25 and 3.49 14.69%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 14.83%
2.00 and 2.49 7.26%
Eastern does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Eastern is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 7% of Eastern's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Eastern?

To be competitive with other Eastern applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1170 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Eastern 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1170 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Eastern student is 1075.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Eastern students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Eastern students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Eastern?

To be most competitive at Eastern, you should strive to earn between 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Eastern's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Eastern students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Eastern Kentucky University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Eastern.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Eastern during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Eastern Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eastern?

Students who are admitted to Eastern must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does Eastern accept transfer credits?

Eastern accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eastern accepts:

CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit Excelsior College Examinations

Does Eastern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Eastern accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eastern?

Eastern. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Eastern Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective

98%

How hard is it to get into Eastern? Eastern is a less selective institution. The Eastern acceptance rate is 98%. This means that the institution accepts 97 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.39

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Eastern, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.39. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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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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