Eastern Kentucky University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Kentucky


Established in 1906, Eastern Kentucky University is a public university located in Richmond, Kentucky, a city of 33,000 residents situated 26 miles southeast of Lexington. The university offers 168 degree programs through its five colleges; professional fields in business, health, and education are quite popular among undergraduates. EKU has a 17 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university has over 150 student organizations and an active fraternity and sorority system. On the athletic front, the Eastern Kentucky University Colonels compete in the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology, Special Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 16031
Total Grad Students: 1635
Undergraduate Students: 14396
Faculty: 658

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 24:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 22:1

Percent Male: 43%
Percent Female: 57%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 14%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond Kentucky 40475

Website: http://www.eku.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 859-622-1000

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
A 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale on all work from accredited institutions is required.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:

Credits (Min/Max):
No limit exists on the number of credits that may be transferred from other institutions; however, students must meet the minimum residence and upper division requirements in effect at EKU to receive a degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have completed less than 24 semester hours of college work, provide an official copy of your high school records and ACT or SAT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
There is a $30 nonrefundable fee to apply.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 18 23
English 18 24
Math 17 23
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 540
Math 430 50
Writing 420 530

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3208

Transfers Accepted: 1897

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 59%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 66%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -7%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 2600

Room and Board: 7260

Tuition and Fees: 19056

Total Cost: 29916

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6960

Total Cost – In-State: 17820

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
A limited number of Transfer Scholarships are awarded to new students that transfer and have completed 36 or more hours of coursework after high school graduation.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5381

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 87%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 55%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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