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TIME TO ENCOURAGE KENTUCKY STUDENTS Eastern Kentucky University is the Commonwealth’s school of opportunity, serving as a launching pad to practical, rewarding careers for students from all walks of life. Nearly 90 percent of EKU students are from Kentucky, and EKU is #1 in Kentucky employment — a higher percentage of EKU grads go back to work in their home state than any other public, four-year university. EKU is Kentucky’s University.

EKU FAST FACTS • 41% • 230

First-Generation Students

Student Clubs & Organizations

• Nearly

100 in-demand programs

• 16:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

• 3.34

Average GPA of Incoming Freshmen

• Students • 125,000 • Total

From 50 States and 43 Countries

Living Alumni

Enrollment: 16,612

• First-Time

Freshmen Enrollment: 2,575

your time


EKU AWARDS Named a Top Tier Regional University in the South for seven consecutive years by US News & World Report’s rankings. Named a “Best Bang for the Buck” college by Washington Monthly, scoring highest in Kentucky for earnings performance. University Business magazine touts EKU GURUs as “Model of Excellence” in Student Success. Kentucky’s only university to receive the Minority Access Diversity Institution Award for six consecutive years. Named a Military-Friendly School® by Victory Media. Perennially ranked in the top tier of “Best for Vets” survey by Military Times Edge. Named to Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” list for ten consecutive years.



EKU is known for punching above our academic weight class, providing unique and in-demand programs and the type of practical, hands-on education you might not expect from a regional university. Whether your students know what they want to study or still have no clue, EKU will help them find their passion and build their confidence. Here are a sample of our premier programs:

NURSING Learn on state-of-the-art simulators from doctorally trained nurses, all of whom have worked in the medical field. (Many of them still do!)

AVIATION Kentucky’s first and only four-year, universitybased flight program is right here at EKU. Students get credentials, build flight time and earn a degree all at once.

COMPUTER SCIENCE Degree options include a concentration in interactive multimedia, a.k.a. video game design. EKU is home to the first bachelor’s degree focusing on game design in the state.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE When you think of criminal justice programs in Kentucky, you think of EKU. This is where students come to learn everything they need to know to protect their community and investigate crimes. For a full list of programs, read on or visit go.eku.edu/programs.

rage growth

FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPANSIONS EKU’s campus is undergoing the most extensive revitalization in 50 years. In the last year alone, we’ve cut the ribbon on seven brand-new buildings, structures and green spaces: Carloftis Garden, completed Summer 2017 Martin Hall, opened Fall 2017 North Hall, opened Fall 2017 Eastern Scholar House (operated by Kentucky River Foothills), opened Fall 2017 Parking Garage, opened Fall 2017 Science Building, completed Fall 2017 Case Dining Hall, opened Spring 2018

COMING IN 2020 New Student Recreation Center




Whether you’ve already picked a major or you’re still considering your options,

EKU offers a wealth of academic choices. ( Traditional Degrees • / Online Degrees • )

Accounting • • Public Accounting • Management Accounting

Agriculture • • Agribusiness Management • Agriculture Energy Systems Management • Agronomy, Soils & Natural Resources • Animal Science • Fruit, Vegetable, Nursery and Greenhouse Production • Turfgrass and Landscape

Agriculture with Pre-Veterinary Option • • General Pre-Veterinary • Pre-Veterinary Transfer Agriculture Education •

American Sign Language & English Interpretation • Animal Studies • Anthropology •

Apparel Design & Merchandising • Art • • Art/Teaching • Liberal Arts

Art /Design Studio Options • • Ceramics • Graphic Design • Jewelry & Metals • Painting • Photography • Printmaking Aviation • • Aerospace Management • Aerospace Technology • Professional Flight Biology • • Aquatic Biology • Botany • General Biology

Biomedical • • Pre-Medical • Pre-Dental • Pre-Physician Assistant • Pre-Optometry • Pre-Veterinary

Broadcasting & Electronic Media • • Broadcasting & Electronic Media • Film Techniques & Technology • Multimedia News

Business, General • • Business & Marketing Education • Corporate Communication & Technology • General Business • Global Supply Chain Management • International Business Business Management • • Entrepreneurship • Human Resource Management • Management

Chemistry BS • • Biochemistry • Chemistry • Chemistry/Teaching • Pre-Dental/Pre-Optometry/Pre-Pharmacy • Pre-Medical Sciences Chemistry BS/MS “3+2” •

Child & Family Studies • Child Development Option • • Family Studies Option • • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education • Communication Disorders •

Communication Studies • • Interpersonal Communication • Integrated Organizational Communication Computer Information Systems • • General CIS • Network Management

Computer Science • • Artificial Intelligence in Data Science • Computer Technology • General • Interactive Multimedia Construction Management •

Corrections & Juvenile Justice Studies Criminal Justice •

Deaf & Hard of Hearing • • Elementary Education • Middle Grade Education • English & Communication • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies Dietetics, General •

Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Education, Elementary (P-5) •

Education, Middle Grades • • English & Communications • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies

Education, Special/Teaching • • Learning & Behavior Disorders, Elementary Education • Learning & Behavior Disorders, Middle Grade Education • English & Communications • Mathematics • Science • Social Studies Emergency Medical Care • Emergency Services Administration • • Paramedical Clinic/FSE • • Paramedic/Science •



Engineering Technology Management • • Manufacturing • Technology

Mathematics • • Mathematics Teaching

Engineering Technology Management BS/MS “3+2” • E  ngineering / Technology Education • English •

English BA/MA “3+2” • English/Teaching •

Exercise & Sport Science • • Fitness & Wellness • General/Non-Teaching • Pre-Athletic Training /Pre-Physical Therapy Finance • • Financial Planning • Managerial Finance

Fire, Arson & Explosion Investigation • Fire Protection Administration •

Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology •

Medical Laboratory Science •

Music • • Music Education/Instrumental • Music Education/Vocal • Music Industry • Music Theory & Composition • Performance/Instrumental • Performance/Piano Pedagogy • Performance/Vocal • Performance/Vocal Pedagogy • Recording Arts

Network Security & Electronics •

Network Security & Electronics BS/MS “3+2” • Nursing •

Nursing (Post-RN) •

Nursing (RN to BSN) •

Nursing (2nd degree, accelerated) •


Psychology • • Brain & Cognitive Psychology • Child & Family Psychology • Developmental Disabilities/ Autism Spectrum Disorders • Forensic Psychology • General Psychology • Psychiatric Rehabilitation • Psychology of the Workplace • Substance Abuse

Public Health S/MPH “3+2” • • Community Health Option • Health Education-School Health, P-12/Teaching • Pre-Professional Public Relations •

Recreation & Park Administration • • Natural Resources & Recreation Management • Recreation Management & Programming • Therapeutic Recreation • Tourism & Resort Recreation

Occupational Safety •

Recreation & Park Administration BS/MS “3+2” •

Forensic Science BS/MS “3+2” •

Occupational Training & Development Education •

Social Justice Studies •

Geographic Information Science •

Paralegal Studies (AA)

Forensic Science • • Forensic Biology • Forensic Chemistry General Studies • Geology •

Globalization & International Affairs •

Health Science, Environmental •

Health Services Administration • • Health Care Management • Health Informatics and Information Management

Health Sciences, General Studies •

History •

History BA/MA “3+2” • History/Teaching •

Homeland Security •

Marketing • • General Marketing • Marketing Research & Analytics • Music Marketing • PGA Golf Management

Occupational Science •

Paralegal Science (BA) • Philosophy •

Physics • • General Physics • Engineering Physics • Physics/Teaching Police Studies •

Political Science •

Political Science BA /MPA “3+2” •

Risk Management & Insurance • Social Work • Sociology • Spanish •

Spanish / Teaching •

Sports Management • Statistics •

Technical Education (Pre-Service) Teaching Option •

Wildlife Management • • Conservation Management • Game Management

Programs are subject to change. Visit go.eku.edu/programs for the most up-to-date listing.



TIME TO ENCOURAGE SELFLESSNESS Eastern graduates are corporate executives with some of the world’s biggest brands and NASA engineers helping chart human space colonization. Just as importantly, they are the people who raise and protect us right here in Kentucky. They are teachers, police officers, firefighters, EMTs, social workers, nurses and much more, making a difference in some of the country’s most vulnerable communities. EKU grads choose how big they want their world to be.

#1 IN KENTUCKY EMPLOYMENT 75% of EKU degree holders are employed in Kentucky a year after graduation, the state’s highest percentage among all public 4-year institutions. At all degree levels, our graduates have the highest Kentucky employment rates at 3 and 5 years post-graduation. *Kentucky Center for Education & Workforce Statistics 2018 Postsecondary Feedback Report

TIME TO ENCOURAGE EXPERIENCE Eastern coordinates internships and co-op programs in every field and provides unparalleled career support. Our Cooperative Education Program is Kentucky’s first, and the nation’s twelfth, to pass rigorous accreditation standards. Nearly 1,000 students are placed in internships and practicums each year, and more than 6,000 employers have requested our students. Learn more at go.eku.edu/co-op.

2018-2019 ESTIMATED COSTS PER YEAR We know cost is one of the most important factors in your college choice. We want to be upfront about our tuition and fees. We’re proud to provide an outstanding education at a competitive and affordable price. go.eku.edu/aid

$8,9 96 In-State Tuition

Doesn't include mandatory fees. Kentucky students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester pay $375 per credit hour.

$4,918-$ 7, 314 for Housing

Double occupancy rates.

$1,200 for Books and Supplies

Varies by major and coursework.

$600-$4, 392 for a Meal Plan

Varies based on year and housing status.


do the math

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Eastern Kentucky University is committed to making our academic programs accessible for all students. We chose not to raise tuition this year, and we granted more than $36 million in scholarships and fellowships to deserving students in 2017-2018. Nearly 40 percent of our entire undergraduate population qualify for some award amount. EKU merit scholarships are automatically awarded to students based on their academic performance — no additional application needed — with four-year awards ranging from $8,000 to $64,000. Priority is given to students who have applied to EKU by February 1. After February 1, the Scholarship Office will make awards until funds are exhausted, so qualified students are urged to apply early. To estimate how much they could receive, refer students to go.eku.edu/estimator. For more about financial aid opportunities, please visit go.eku.edu/aid.



The best way for students to learn what college they want to go to is to visit! Encourage your students to visit EKU, where a warm welcome and a vibrant, caring community await. Schedule a visit, or take a virtual tour, at go.eku.edu/visit.

SPOTLIGHT DAYS September 29, 2018 October 27, 2018 December 1, 2018 February 2, 2019 Learn more at go.eku.edu/spotlight.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INCOMING FRESHMEN November 1: FAFSA priority deadline Mid-December: Housing applications due Early January: New Student Orienation sign-ups open February 1: Scholarship priority deadline for admitted students EKU ACT Code: 1512 EKU SAT Code: 1200 EKU FAFSA Code: 001963

FRESHMAN ADMISSIONS STANDARDS Students who meet the following state-established benchmarks are guaranteed admission to Eastern as a first-time freshman: ACT English: 18+ ACT Math: 19+ ACT Reading: 20+ SAT Math: 480 SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing: 490 High School Cumulative GPA (unweighted): 2.5 If your students are not at this level, don’t worry! They could be granted admission through several alternative pathways, as long as they have a minimum GPA of 2.0. Use the Admissions Standard Calculator and learn more go.eku.edu/freshmen.

Office of Admissions Whitlock CPO 54

Eastern Kentucky University 521 Lancaster Avenue Richmond, KY 40475

Need more information?

We’re here to help! Call us at (800) 465-9191 or visit admissions.eku.edu. @EKUAdmissions



Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 416 Jones Building, CPO 37, Eastern Kentucky University, 521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102, (859) 622-8020 or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. 20202 1-800-421-3481 (V), 1-800-877-8339(TDD). 2018_AMS_KY_Guidance_Counselor_Brochure_TL06

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