Eastern Kentucky University


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Eastern Kentucky University

In-state Tuition

$5,120 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,530 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Justice and Safety Library, Music Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 659,448 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 3,206 current serial subscriptions.
  • 1,385,877 microforms.
  • 10,407 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Hummel Planetarium, Giles Gallery



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 532 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 20 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 25 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 98% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, health service


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

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)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 31% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 16% of housing units are Singles.
  • 61% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 13% of housing units are Triples.
  • 10% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 15 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 93% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 98% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 40% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events 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 sponsored by Student Government Association, Fall & Spring Greek Recruitment, Midnight Breakfast
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 192 organizations on campus.
  • 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, Lambda Sigma Society, Mortar Board, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Sigma Society, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Chi, Sigma Alpha Lota, Sigma Tau Delta, Upsilon Pi Epsilon
  • 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 Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Latter-day Saints Student Association, Wesley Foundation
  • 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
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Colonels Who Care, EKU Habitat for Humanity, Kappa Delta Tau, Rotaract Club of EKU, Society of Professional Journalists, EKU Chess Club, EKU, Club Swim Team, EKU Fencing Club, EKU Hockey Club, EKU Judo Club, EKU Men? s Soccer Club, EKU Paintball Club, EKU Women? s Soccer Club, Men’s Rugby Club, Women’s Rugby Club, Men’s Soccer Club, Men’s Volleyball Club, Alpha Eta Rho, AnimEKU Club, Barrister’s Society, College Democrats, College Republicans, Colleges Against Cancer, Council of American Instructors of the Deaf, EKU Dance Colonels, EKU Dance Theatre, Dancin’ Diamond Divaz, Dead Poet’s Society, EKU Colonels for Peace, EKU Greens, EKU Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, EKU Students for Life, EKU Tutoring Association, Family & Consumer Science, Geology Club, Interpreter Training Program, L. I. N. K. E. D, Older Wiser Learners, Pagan Alliance, Pride Alliance, Student Alumni Ambassadors, Student Enterprise Group, Student Government Association, Student REC Council, EKU Student Web Team, Wildlife Society, Women’s Activist Group, Zephora Winter Guard, Accounting Society, Adam Smith Economics Society, Agriculture Club, American Advertising Federation, American Criminal Justice Association, American Fire Science Technicians, American Product & Inventory Control Society, American Society for Quality, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Society of Interior Designers, Art Education Student Organization, Art Student Association, Assets Protection Society, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Athletic Trainers Association, Caduceus Club, Chemistry Club, Clinical Laboratory Student Association, Club Anthropologica, Colonel Argonomy, Computing Machinery Association, EKU Contractor’s Association, Correctional and Juvenile Justice Student Association, EKU Middle School Association, Epsilon Sigma Pi, Exercise and Sports Science, Financial Management, Foreign Language Club, Forensic Science Club, Geography Club, Graphic Communications Society, Golf Course Superintendents Association, Horticulture Club, Insurance Society, Justice & Safety Graduate Students, KY Education Association, KY Public Health Association, Medical Assisting Technology Association, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, National Student Nurses Association, Occupational Therapy, Pershing Rifles National Society, Pre-Veterinary Students, Psychology Graduate Student Organization, Public Relations Society, Ranger Company, Society of Advancement of Management, Student Social Work Association, Speech Communications Association, Statistics Club, Student Paralegal Association, Student Dietetic Association, Student Sociology Organizations, Student Environmental Health, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Technology Education Collegiate Association, Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Burnam Hall Council, Case Hall Council, Chi Omega, Clay Hall Council, Commonwealth Hall Council, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta, Dupree Hall Council, Interfraternity Council, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta, Keene Hall Council, Lambda Chi Alpha, Martin Hall Council, McGregor Hall Council, Palmer Hall Council, Panhellenic Council, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau, Pi Beta Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma Pi, Sullivan Hall Council, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Telford Hall Council, Theta Chi, Todd Hall Council, Walters Hall Council, Zeta Phi Beta
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Progress (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Lexington, KY (25), Cincinnati, OH (102)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Richmond, KY (1)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 56% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 2,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 12 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 8% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 13 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 6% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Kentucky)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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