Location
Richmond, KY
Undergrads
11,259
Tuition (in-state)
$16,464 ($7,320)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1002 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the apartments are poorly maintained, but some are cute. Don't rent a unit if the landlord lives out of state!

4 College Senior

Nightlife: The bars and clubs here are always packed almost everyday of the week. They are also easy to get into if you are not 21 yet. The bars are a walking distance away or an $8 cab ride home.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a big deal at my college, either your in it or you're not, it doesn't make you any more or less apart of the community.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I have never personally known of an attack or sexual assault. However, when crimes or suspicious activity happens, each student is emailed a notice.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Every dorm is different but the one I am currently in has a Deaf floor and that has made things a little more easier. I can communicate with others without feeling like I'm going to be lost and there are some fun social events just for the deaf that can be fun. There are living learning communities in each dorms. As I said, every dorm is different.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: It's a small college town filled with a lot of fast food restaurant and very little mall shopping. Nearest mall is at least 30-40 mins away. It's great as a place to go out and eat and catch a movie. There is not really a lot to do.

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4 College Senior

Academics: I absolutely love my major! I used to be a Deaf Education Major but after the problems of trying to get a class and the constant failings of the Praxis, I decided to become an English with an emphasis in Theatre Major and I love it. I made the right choice for myself. The work is fun and I learn a lot everyday. There are opportunities to work in a play or to work backstage. I have so many teachers that are great and are so willing to work with you, especially for someone like me who is deaf. I made great connections and friends and everything. Definitely a decision I don't regret.

3 College Senior

Academics: There are lots of majors and minors as well as graduate degrees. Some of the teachers are great and some are not. It all depends. Advisors are great at helping you get your classes if any problems occur and it's easy to register once you get the hang of it. I think it's all good.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Sometimes I wish the upstairs Powell food would be open a little longer and provide more choices and especially healthy choices because sometimes I would go and I feel as if I have to eat this particular food because none of the others appeal to me and after I have already paid to get in. The one thing I am not happy about is the fact that the prices have been raised, even if they only raised it by a dollar, it is still much for a student that has to pay his or her tuition each month to make sure they can pay it off and graduate without restriction.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: There are posts on campus where there is a call box with an emergency button on it so if a student feels unsafe at night walking back to their car or dorm, then they can push a button and an officer will come and make sure you're safe. Like any other schools, we've had our problems but the security people are great with making sure they inform the students and staff about the incidents and make sure we are aware of it.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There are a lot of diversity. I don't notice a lot because I don't go out enough. But there is a small group that I'm a little opposed to. From what I've heard, they've discriminated or looked down in a way against a few of my friends based on their sexual orientation or religion choice. I had once thought about joining that group but after hearing that, I decided not to bother with it because why should I surround myself with those who do that?

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live in the dorms so I would not be a great example but I have a friend or two that live off campus and some apartments can be great and some are not. But the distance to the school and back is wonderful. Can be a 5 minute drive or less. Can even bike or walk depending on how close you are.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I don't notice much about the guys and girls but feel as if they are average and pretty much just like me. They go to class or they skip. They join clubs or they create clubs. They make friends or enemies. There's nothing special or different about them.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love the school and the environment it has. It's small and so it doesn't make you feel suffocated at all. The teachers are great and the classes are good, depending on the teacher. Either way, this school gives a great experience in getting your degree.

4 College Senior

Athletics: We have an excellent football team that really brings people to the school.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: It's easy to apply but hard to get all the aid you need.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The school is set in a typical college town.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Has a gym that has so many things you can do in there.

4 College Senior

Majors: I had a great application process. You have to take the PRAXIS to be admitted and have to take certain classes such as EDF 103 and 203, as well as a 2.9 (I think) GPA. Although, I didnt pass the PRAXIS exam until the 3rd time i took it, that was not the universities fault. That was the only struggle i had. I would advise taking the PRAXIS early on, rather than waiting until the last minute, incase you dont pass the first or second time, becasue you have to wait 30 days to retake it.

5 College Senior

Majors: I love the education program at EKU. The teachers are awesome and really get to know you and help you be the best you can be! They're very understanding and helpful. I would definitely do it over again if i could! I plan to graduate in MAy 2015 as an elemntary education teacher and then pursue my career at a low-income, high-poverty elementary school! I am concerned about finding a job as a teacher, but i think that it will be easier for me since i want to teach in a high poverty low income school because most teachers would rather not.

2 College Senior

Transportation: I'm honestly not sure about this because i own a car that i use to get to and from campus. There is a shuttle that runs daily on campus to take students where they need to go, but it is on campus only!

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Greek life at EKU is very popular and known, so a lot of students join. There are fraternity parties, as well as athlete parties, just like any other college. As far as students looks, I'd say they're just normal students going to class.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: EKU is a pretty safe campus. I just never walk alone or in unlit areas. there are emergency areas all over campus in case of an emergency and EKU police is constanty driving around and always available for you to call. The dorm safety isn't the greatest. I had a friend get robbed in his own room at gunpoint, which is very scary.

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4 College Senior

Weather: The weather isnt a huge deal while having to go to class. There are shuttles available for you to ride to class, and the campus isnt that big, so walking to class doesnt take that long, so just grab a rain jacket or umbrella! When it is nice outside, I absolutely LOVE EKU!!! Everyone is outside listing to music and playing cornhole and throwing football around. Campus is also beautiful when its nice out!

4 College Senior

Computers: EKU gives students $25 FREE printing money each semester which is very helpful! The wifi there isnt the greatest though. The library is super nice and while having desktops, they also allow you to rent a laptop while in the library as well. There is the Noel Studio that is located in the library that is an advantage for students to use. The noel studio is a place where you can go have them revise and help you fix papers and essays. Its very helpful! There is also tutoring labs around campus for every subject that is available to students. It is convient to have your own computer, but it isnt a must have becuase there are plenty of computers available on campus. There are computers and printers in every buliding, including the dorms!

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Nakeisha Wilson
Hometown
Ferguson, KY
Major
Psychology
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Eastern has a lot to offer students and prepares them for their future careers through various new programs, technologies, and real world experiences. A lot of the programs require field work to obtain a degree, which helps the student get acclimated to their future career.

The rigor of the University is also becoming more challenging, with a goal of preparing students with writing intensive requirements and new standards in all classrooms. Students are seeing more writing assignments, projects to promote creativity, and advanced communication skills. This is all part of EKU’s initiative to promote more effective thinkers. Here professors know your name, and it is rare to have a class with more than 25 people. EKU prides itself on its small class size and individual attention to students. At EKU, you truly are more than just a number.

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