521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond, KY 40475 859-622-2106
http://www.eku.edu admissions@eku.edu
About Eastern Kentucky University
  • Year of Foundation 1906
  • Size of Campus 675 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 13,942
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 58%, 42%, 13%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $6,080 in-state, $16,612 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $5,288
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 12,710
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 6%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Association of Black Collegians, Council on International Affairs, EKU Gospel Ensemble, International Student Association, Japan/America Association, Korean American Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 12
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus First Weekend, Thursday Alternative Getaway, Student Activities Council sponsored concerts & events, Chautauqua Series, Intramurals, Varsity Sporting Events, Music Department concerts, Theatre Department plays, New Student Days, Fall & Spring Fest sponsore
  • Number of students in fraternities 12
  • Percent students who are frat members 8%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Sigma, Alpha Psi Sigma, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Omicron, Delta Tau Alpha, EKU Honors Program, Eta Sigma Gamma, Gamma Beta Phi, Gamma Iota Sigma, Golden Key Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Epsilon Chi, La
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 13
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Campus Outreach, Catholic Newman Center, Chi Alpha Ministries, Christian Student Fellowship, Christians Anonymous Bible Study, Collegiate, Black & Christian, Colonels for Ch
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Lexington, KY (25), Cincinnati, OH (102)
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus Richmond, KY (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 31%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (50%), women's dorms (33%), men's dorms (17%), apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 61%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 98%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 93%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 10%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 15
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 13%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 16%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 20
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Museums Hummel Planetarium, Giles Gallery
  • Number Of Microforms 1,385,877
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Library Facilities Justice and Safety Library, Music Library
  • Number Of Subscriptions 3,206
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,500
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Books in Library 659,448
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 25
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, health service
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,407
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Kentucky)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 81%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Central Baptist Hospital, Kentucky State Police, Commonwealth of Kentucky, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Madison County (KY) School District.
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
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