Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)

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Eastern Kentucky University can be found in Richmond, KY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 18,000 students are enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University.

The majority of students admitted to EKU earned an SAT score within the range of 1320 to 1640, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 to 24. We were able to estimate the EKU average GPA (2.98 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 60% of all those students that apply are accepted to Eastern Kentucky University, from which 39% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the EKU acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 59%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at admissions.eku.edu.

Overall EKU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Eastern Kentucky University was reported as 60.0% in Fall 2012 with over 9,930 applications submitted to Eastern Kentucky University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • EKU SAT Scores: 1320 - 1640
  • EKU ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • EKU Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Eastern Kentucky University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into EKU, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

How Does EKU Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Eastern Kentucky University is eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Morehead State University84.5%
Northern Kentucky University46.7%
Indiana University-Southeast79.5%
Xavier University70.0%
Marshall University78.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to EKU (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading440 - 560
Math450 - 550
Writing430 - 530
Total Score1320 - 1640
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 24
Math17 - 24
Composite Score19 - 24
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