If you want to apply to Eastern, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $35.
The following is an overiew of some of Eastern's admissions stats.
|Eastern 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||16%|
|Mean SAT Score||1075|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||7%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||92%|
These are the application deadlines for Eastern Kentucky University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Eastern does not offer early decision or early action.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Eastern has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
What does Eastern consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with Eastern for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Eastern, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Eastern's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.02.5|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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%.
At Eastern Kentucky University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|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%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Eastern directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Eastern considers ACT or SAT scores as part of 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.
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.
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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For transfer students, it is not 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
Can I defer my acceptance to Eastern?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eastern.
Does Eastern accept transfer credits?
✅ Eastern accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Eastern accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit • Excelsior College Examinations
Does Eastern accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Eastern accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.
What is Eastern's acceptance rate?
✅ Eastern's acceptance rate is 98%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Eastern?
❌ Eastern does not offer early decision.
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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.
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
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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