Richmond, KY
Tuition (in-state)
$16,464 ($7,320)
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2 College Sophomore

Parking: Often difficult to find parking so you must get there early. Permit price has doubled and availabilty decreased.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: The only two things that I do not like about parking on campus is that spots fill up quickly and some of the lots are in awkward places

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4 College Freshman

Parking: I always have a good parking spot

4 College Junior

Parking: A commuter pass is only $60 which is very inexpensive compared to many other schools

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4 College Senior

Parking: The cost recently went up, but it's still a reasonable price for a decent sized campus. Close spots always fill up quickly, and parking is difficult the first few weeks of each semester, but as time goes on, spots become available. You also learn a routine of when to stay and when to arrive.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 207th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 959th
    Best Off-Campus Parking
  • 1282nd
    Best Parking Availability

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nakeisha Wilson
Ferguson, KY
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A lot of students complain about parking at EKU, but there are plenty of spots for everyone, they just might not be in an ideal location. With over 15 parking lots just for students, EKU offers parking all over campus. Freshmen are allowed to have cars on campus, and permits are given to students in different zones, such as residents or commuters. The cost is really affordable at only $30 for the entire academic year.

Parking violations are enforced strictly, but the fines are not that bad. Most fines are only $20 with the exception of parking in a fire lane, a handicap spot, or using a stolen permit. Students rank the ease of finding a spot as average. The good spots right in the heart of campus go quick, and many students will circle lots until something opens up. However, rest assured that there are plenty of spots to park at EKU.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Parking Lots for students with a resident parking pass are denoted with a B and in blue. Parking for students with a commuter pass denoted are donated by a C.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
Common Parking Tickets
  • Out-of-zone parking: $20
  • Parking in a fire lane: $50
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Alumni Coliseum lot
  • Lancaster lot
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
Anywhere near dorms in the middle of campus
Getting a Parking Permit
Students can obtain a parking permit online through their EKUDirect account by clicking Bosscars home, purchasing the permit, and adding vehicle information. They can also go to Mattox Hall in the parking office. The process is very easy, and if you order online before a certain date, the permit will be with your residence hall packet when you move in.
Parking Services
EKU Parking and Transportation
521 Lancaster Ave.
Mattox Hall, Suite A
(859) 622-1063

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 75 responses

  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 0% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 43% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 7% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 23% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 24% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Good luck with that
  • 12% Alumni Coliseum lot
  • 12% The parking lot behind the New Dorms usually
  • 12% In front of Telford Hall
  • 12% Anyplace that's somewhat close to your dorm.
  • 0% Lancaster lot

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 67% Anywhere near dorms in the middle of campus
  • 17% Near Clay Hall
  • 17% Behind Burnham
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