College Spotlight: Eastern Kentucky University

College Spotlight: Eastern Kentucky University

Lauren Wildoner, Messenger Reporter & Artwork Coordinator

Eastern Kentucky University


  • EKU has a 66% acceptance rate
  • Located in Richmond, KY
  • Average $7,536 annual cost to attend
  • The regular fall application deadline is July 15th

“A living learning community which allows all students who are interested in a certain activity (like sports) or major program to live and study and grow together.” -EKU student (

  • EKU was ranked #29 in Top Public Schools (
  • Eastern Kentucky University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 112 majors.
  • The most popular concentrations are Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing, General Studies, and Psychology
  • Provides on-campus housing
  • Army ROTC programs are available at Eastern Kentucky University. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation