Eastern Kentucky University: Narrative Description

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521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
Tel: (859)622-1000
Admissions: (859)622-2106
Fax: (859)622-1020
Web Site: http://www.eku.edu/


State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1906. Setting: 500-acre small town campus with easy access to Lexington. Research spending 2003-04: $639,776. Educational spending 2003-04: $4947 per student. Total enrollment: 16,183. Faculty: 956 (553 full-time, 403 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 4,869 applied, 94% were admitted. 13% from top 10% of their high school class, 35% from top quarter, 66% from top half. Full-time: 10,833 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,004 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 42 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 27% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; protective services/public administration; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission for state residents. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3332 full-time, $158 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,004 full-time, $436 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $460 full-time. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $4658. College room only: $2208. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 160 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 4% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Honor Society, Regular Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Festival, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 5,200 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. John Grant Crabbe Library plus 2 others with 768,300 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,128 serials, 13,580 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $4 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Local industries are a miniature lamp plant and tool and die manufacturing. Richmond is located in the famous Bluegrass Region, 26 miles southeast of Lexington, and 55 miles to the State Capital of Frankfort on the Kentucky River. Recreational facilities are available at nearby parks and lakes. There are part-time work opportunities available.

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