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  • 09/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 14 people found this review useful. 1 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    At 15000 students we have a nice size student body. If you like interacting with people from different backgrounds EKU is the place for you. There is a huge international studies program in my first year at EKU I meet people from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Spain, and Russia. If you like schools that are in college towns Richmond is the place for you. The local business love the students of EKU not only do we keep there businesses running but they are also interested in our success. If you want to expand you horizon and meet some great people come to EKU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Once again education is the most powerful tool that one can have, dont let cost stop you from becoming an EKU Colonel. We are in the top 15%, come to the best. With a wide variety of degrees EKU is the perfect place for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a resident of a near by state you qualify for targeted in state tuition. Which means that you will pay less to go to a great school. Education is the most powerful tool that one can have, don't let cost stop you from becoming an EKU Colonel.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love campus and the atmosphere. This campus has a great feel and there are people here that are willing to help. The students are more than willing to point you in the right direction if you ask. Campus is lovely and there is a great shopping mall with like 200 stores within driving distance of school. EKU is a large school with a small school feel, you will love your time at Eastern if you come.

    Am learning a lot

    The degrees I am pursuing are Fire Arson and Explosion Investigation & Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies, a bit of a mouthful. Eastern Kentucky University happened to be the only school that offers the Arson Investigation Program, we are #1. I love being a Colonel and I love campus. This is a great school with a lot of dedicated teachers who have earned the title of Dr.

  • 10/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 2 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you come from a small town and want to keep it that way on campus. If you're like me, you'll love how close it is to home, but still far enough away to be gone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, study, and go to class! Talk to your teachers if you don't understand something or are having a tough time adjusting. They're very understanding and very willing to help. Live on campus, at least for your first year. And if at all possible, go to Colonel Camp. It really gets you acquainted and comfortable with the campus, and you'll meet a ton of new people who are willing to help and that are in the same boat you are. :)

    Bang for the buck

    I am here on partial scholarship, so that makes it even more affordable. But the teachers here are great, and you really do learn a lot for the money you pay. Being so close to everything makes it even better.

    Am enjoying being here

    The residence life here is more than I thought it'd be. I went to Colonel Camp before school started, and it really helped introduce me to my best friends! The best part is we all live in the same dorm and on the same floor. I love that the campus is so small. It takes about 5 minutes to get anywhere, so when you're hungry or you want to work out or go study, it just takes a very short walk to get there.

    Am learning a lot

    You learn a lot if you make it to every class and do all the readings required. It's tough, but anyone can do it. Get to know your teachers, they help more than you'd think. And they do understand what is happening with all the changes in our lives, don't be afraid to let them know what's going on!

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 11 people found this review useful. 3 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    There are many different types of students here. We all just kinda mix together, it is the only place i have seen this in my life. I love that people don't judge you here. You can be who you are without worrying if someone will judge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I attended Colonel camp it was the best thing for me. Cause instead of having to move in on move in day i just had to help the other new students. Plus i meet many friends so when classes started i was not alone. I still hang out with many of my friends from camp. I suggest you try and attend this camp.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student i am paying a great amount to be here at Eastern but i find it worth it. I made really good friends, and getting a good education. I am attending Top Criminal Justice schools in the country and love it i am learning so much for my major.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am From South Florida but since i been here I have never thought of going back after graduation. The people friendly, students are hard workers, Professors want to help you learn. I was having trouble in one of my classes so i asked my professor what i could do and he offered to set up a study group with other student, also suggest a different textbook for me.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern Has taught me a lot. I went to a high school where we just did the less amount of work to pass. i was a 3.0 student. Here i have been taught that work is what makes you learn. I write papers much better now and am proud of my work.

  • 11/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is great for any type of student. The college is affordable, and it works hard to provide for students in any way necessary. Eastern has great programs for all types of students and it's a great place for anyone to learn and pursue a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a great education with an affordable cost, Eastern is the place to be. Get involved in dorm life if you live there; if you do not, get to know students in your classes. It's very helpful to have other students you know to study with or work on various projects with. Also, it makes it a lot more fun having someone you can hang out with.

    Bang for the buck

    Part of my decision in coming to Eastern was how cheap it was comparatively speaking. Ever part of the tuition, whether it be books, tuition, parking, or something else is an affordable cost for anyone wanting to learn. Try going to any other school and getting the same quality education for the price of Eastern.

    Am enjoying being here

    Eastern likes to take each and every student and make them feel like an individual on the campus. The campus is safe and has some places like the ravine that are fantastic for studying outdoors. I enjoy waking up each and every morning and commuting to Eastern to see what it has in store for me. There are so many things to help students learn, like the brand new Noel Center. The college is very student friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    I came to Eastern because it was the only college in Kentucky that had my major. I never expected to learn so much or to enjoy learning so much. The teachers are fun and really know how to make learning personal and connect it to the students. I enjoy waking up and going to class each and every day because I know the teachers care for me as a student and will do everything in their power to help me learn to the best of my ability.

  • 01/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 5 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great place for anyone who wants to get the full college experience or for someone like me, who wants to be under the instruction of highly educated professors in smaller classes. Whether you are a new high school graduate, or a returning student Eastern Kentucky University is a GREAT place to be!

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip for any prospective student is to SHOW UP to class. Remember, college is different than high school. The semesters are only half of a regular high school year, so as much information will be expected to be learned in half the time. You really do miss a whole lot when you miss even one class. Also complete any required readings and apply yourself as much as you possibly can, sometimes all the work can feel overwhelming but getting behind is far worse.

    Bang for the buck

    Its no secret that college is expensive. However at Eastern Kentucky University, you really get the bang for the buck. Included in tuition for classes, you get free membership to their fitness and wellness facility, which is state of the art and has something for anyone and everyone to do. You also get to attend different programs such as lectures offered throughout the semester and special guest appearence events as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school has such a great atmosphere. There is so much to do when you are not in class. So many different settings to study, browse, or just catch up with friends. From the libraries, labs, several different coffee shops and dining rooms, to the noel studio or the gym, there is always something to do or somewhere to go.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are the best of the best. They are very educated in their fields and are extremely effective in their exchange of information. Making it to class, participating, and doing all of the reading is key! Personal responsibility is essential. Anyone can do it, but effort, dedication, and lastly your grade is up to you!

  • 10/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    EKU definitely has a better price tag then bigger colleges like U of L or UK, but if you're not well off, you should seek financial aid

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being here. i made so many friends on my floor in my residence hall. they have so many activities and interactions for new students, there's no way you won't have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at EKU are very helpful and try to help you succeed through your college career. If you are struggling in a class, just have a private talk with that professor and they will respond to your request.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is a great school for anyone! Especially for Criminal Justice, Business, and Education majors. Eastern is a great undergraduate school for any major.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS! No matter what they are, there is always someone who has felt the same way or experienced the same thing you are. Check out rate my professor.com, get an idea of whose class you want to be. Rush, you'll meet a ton of people, and most of all relax and be positive. as long as you do this you'll be fine and love Eastern just as everyone already here does!

    Bang for the buck

    With EKU you find yourself in a setting that has high standards. It is a big business school. It also offers many programs that other schools across the state do not. When you walk into a classroom no matter what your major is, you can expect to get your moneys worth. At EKU the education of its students comes first and they make sure they offer you the best teachers and the most resources to help you succeed.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's great i would not want to go to any other college. you meet people from all over the state, nation, and world. you walk into the lunch room and hear familiar music from all genres. Professors are understanding and upperclassmen are always willing to lend advice. Don't be afraid to ask questions! They will be answered!

    Am learning a lot

    Coming from a small town its easy to say that my graduating class didnt learn the things we needed to. In my first two days of English and history we covered everything that I had learned over four years of high school. Easterns friendly atmosphere and easy going professors make it easy for you to get adjusted and on track. and each day you learn something new and interesting.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Kentucky University is great for all types of students. If you want an affordable college with high quality education, it may just be the college for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a planner. Cannot emphasize this enough. If you have a lot of classes it's easy to forget stuff and/or fall behind. At least if you're able to write it down you'll have a reminder, especially when you're taking classes with professors who don't offer an assignment calendar in their syllabus. Also, good note taking skills are very important in a lot of classes, and don't freak out over tests! Just study, keep your head level, and you should turn out okay.

    Bang for the buck

    Well, this is an interesting one! Eastern Kentucky University isn't as large OR expensive as some of the other colleges in Kentucky, so you should do pretty well here financially. As far as getting a bang for your buck goes, I guess the only thing I could complain about is the quality/price of the food. Don't get me wrong-- there's a lot to choose from! However, to be paying so much for a meal plan I would at least expect higher quality (and fully cooked) foods.

    Am enjoying being here

    This college provides a number of activities to keep you from being bored, and there are a multitude of little communities where people gather for one cause or another. It's never a dull day if you're involved, and the environment seems to be rather friendly. I only gave four stars because I get kind of homesick every now and then.

    Am learning a lot

    Eastern Kentucky University is filled with a variety of knowledgeable professors, each one with a unique teaching style. Whether or not the subject piques your interest, you can learn a lot from them if you pay attention and make sure you take good notes of the content. I learned this from the get go, and I feel I am a lot wiser now than I did whenever I began attending classes.

  • 11/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Since this school has online and on campus classes, it is good for any type of student. Its great for those who are deaf like me. We have an excellent interpreter's program and even an ASL floor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in coming to this school, come on a spotlight day. That way you can get the whole experience of the campus and the school. You can see the campus and learn a lot. You can even apply for free instead of paying for the application fee if come on that day.

    Bang for the buck

    Every school is always pricey, but i think this school is something you can afford if you have financial aid. This school is really worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being here! The campus is beautiful, especially in the fall where you can see the leaves turn yellow. The classes are great and I'm making a lot of friends. I thought it would be hard since I'm deaf and I've realized it isn't because I've found friends who can speak my language.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great school to learn from. A lot of the teachers that I have are nice and they care great about your education. For instance, one of my teachers constantly move up the homework due date so the students can finish it on time and get a good grade.

  • 03/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a medium size school where you don't know everyone but also can always find someone to do something with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend all classes and expect to work extremely hard and study a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    Some professors are not the best that I had hoped for but if you put every effort into the courses it is worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Residence life is wonderful and living in the dorms is extremely convenient with classes.

    Am learning a lot

    Each course is as challenging as you make it to be and there is a course for every area of interest.

  • 07/02/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I attended as a full time, non-traditional commuter student. I feel like it was built just as much for me as it was the traditional, dorm student

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your prereqs early and make sure you have them down. By the time you are ready to apply for your program you want to have all the basic stuff under your belt. That way you can focus on your program.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty reasonable as far as state schools go.

    Did enjoy being here

    Loved it. The clinical lab and computer lab within the nursing building made student life so easy. As a commuter student, it was an easy campus to get in and out of. I loved to bring my family by to walk the grounds, because it is so beautiful in spring!

    Did learn a lot

    The Associates Degree of Nursing program is AMAZING. It is intense, it is not for people who want to get the minimum. If you are willing to invest in yourself and the program, you will not be disappointed.

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for social people, people who do not have many to waste, those who like to get the most for their money. Also for anyone majoring in the above mentioned programs, since they are some of EKU's best programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your email often for what is happening on campus. If you have a question ask. Visit campus before beginning class to get a feel for the layout. If you are struggling in class, do the following. Figure out why you are struggling. Talk to your professor, adviser, and/or counselor. Learn where all the help, tutoring, and computer centers are because they will be very useful to all who must have perfection in the school work.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU is the cheapest 4 year or higher university in the state of Kentucky as far as tuition, parking permits, meal plans, and dorms go. Professors are always looking out for students to make it easier to find and be able to buy their textbooks at the cheapest price possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    I live on campus and love every minute of it. However, EKU is a great place to be a student whether you live on or off campus. Every week has multiple events going on for students to go to for free most of the time. Some examples of events that happen are blood drives, concerts, speakers, games, etc. EKU is located in a city that has a suburban nature to it. There are many restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, bookstores, and even a theater all less than 5 minutes away from campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Since coming to EKU, I have learned many things in and out of the classroom. In the class, I am not just taught information, but how to use it in real life. Many professors go above and beyond to help their students if they are struggling to learn the material needed. However, if the professor is not able to help you, they send you to one of the many places on campus to get you the tutoring you need to make an excellent grade. EKU have many programs that are better than many other universities such as Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and just about anything under the Criminal Justice Department.

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all kinds of students. The variety of people found here are vast and there are all kinds of activities and organizations to join. There is a place for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    My big tip for prospectice students is that college is nothing like high school whatsoever, and take college seriously. This is a big step for anyone and try to make the best of your time here.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU's tuition is very reasonable and this college has a lot of scholarship opportunities so you won't have a bunch of student loans after you graduate.

    Am enjoying being here

    Eastern Kentucky University has a great campus and the people are all really great. This is a great community to be apart of.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are very helpful and want you to succeed in getting through college. The classes I am taking are general classes, but I am learning things that I never knew before.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Sports Management prospected students, Education, and Criminal Law

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here if you want to be close to home and enjoy having a team of professors that care.

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting my money;s worth.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here apart of the Eastern Kentucky Student body because the professors in my field are really enthusiastic and they really care.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning alot of tools that i need in order to be successful in my career field with ideas of how to dress, how to speak, how to be on time and so forth. Eastern really addresses Character.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Eastern is a great school. The people there are so nice and you will always get help no matter what. Don't be worried about feeling lost or unwanted there is always someone around the corner. No matter what you may need

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern is well worth what you pay for it. I heard time after time that you never learn anything but I know that is not true. My year and a half at Eastern has been great. I've learnt so much.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Eastern Kentucky University. Enrolling in this Institution was the best idea ever. The professors, the employees, and all the people are such great people and I have made so many friends.

    Am learning a lot

    While attending Eastern I have learnt so much. There was so many things that I had no clue about but while attending EKU it all became clear.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The campus and all of the resources that they have and the majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to college and use all of the resources that are available to you.

    Am learning a lot

    It is a great college to attend.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in anything you can! There are so many opportunities available to you here!

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    On-campus students mostly, they also have a daycare available if needed. Campus is large and is a tough walk from the commuter parking lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    rateyourprofessor.com

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i'm out late because of work and i use the night shuttle a lot! i am terrified of the dark but i have never once felt unsafe on campus, and that is really important to me.

    Clubs and Activities

    i was a section editor for the milestone and i just loved it. i also hold two jobs on campus and genuinely enjoy the both of them.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone wanting to get the entire college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    during the warm months i love going to the ravine to catch up on some homework and enjoy the weather. i always take my ipod and portable speakers and relax! it is definitely my favorite spot on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    i feel like i am getting the education and experience iim paying for.

    Food and Dining

    i love all of the quick stop places on campus where i can use my flex. between classes i am always in such a rush but i use the breaks i have a delicious bagel at einstein bros, or grab a chicken sandwich from chick fil a.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love living on campus! i lived in keene last year and i was so close to all my floor mates and others in the hall. being on the opposite side of campus, kind of secluded, helped me form many lasting relationships with so many people.

    Academic Rigor

    i have never had a professor that didn't like! class sizes are just perfect to be able to have one on one time with your professors. there is a tutor for every subject; this availability has helped me tremendously!

    Tips for prospective students

    choosing eastern over other schools was a difficult decision; after all, this is a plan for the next four years. however, after my very first week here at eku i know i made the right decision and if given the opportunity, i wouldn't change it.

    In three sentences

    eastern opens so many doors to meeting new all kinds of new people. i now can say that i have friends from all over the world and just knowing them has opened my world up so much. i'm getting far more than an education here.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones all over campus. Security is pretty tight. That means if you are parked in a place that your parking pass does not permit, DO NOT PARK there. A ticket will be issued!

    Greek Life

    Not a part of Greek life yet!

    Clubs and Activities

    I am a math tutor for the Education Pays center (EPC), which is a program at EKU for non-traditional parents who are trying to pursue their degrees. I also tutor math to younger student who are trying to get their GEDs, ACT scores up, and elementary, middle, and high school age.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun... Bowling, skating, eating, resting, social life on campus, meet and greats for different organizations, movies, and going to the outlet mall. This goes for anyone; in order to have fun you have to make it what you want it to be.

    Food and Dining

    On campus, the food is a little more expensive than off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I give this school 3.5 stars because the resources available for me varies but my advisers keep me on top of my game for a maximum academic success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources available, ask plenty of questions even though they may seem dumb, and strive for excellence. Do Not waste your time and money!!!!

    In three sentences

    A great school to attend for education. This school has a numerous amount of resources available for achievement and success. EKU also has teachers and faculty that are willing to go above and beyond their duty sometimes to help their students achieve their goals.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EKU has their own police force just for the University. Emergency calls boxes are located throughout campus. A trolley service is offered for students whenever they're faced with walking alone on campus. Also, because EKU is known for their Criminal Justice education programs, many police conventions and trainings are held at EKU. You often see many police cars from surrounding counties and cities driving through Richmond.

    Greek Life

    Great Greek Life! EKU has two dorms that are located right next to each other called the 'Greek Towers'. This houses most of the sororities and fraternities on campus.

    What to do for fun

    EKU is just a short drive from Lexington, KY. A big city that has much to offer. There are many attractions in Richmond, also. Lake Reba is a favorite destination in Richmond. Having a picnic, fishing in the lake, or going for a jog around the running track are just a few things to mention. Lake Reba also has many attractions such as: Paradise Cove (a small waterpark), batting cages, mini-golf, a dog park, golf course. EKU also offers many events daily to keep students entertained. They are notified through their student email of events going on for the day. EKU Center for the Arts always has great shows scheduled that many students take advantage of. The recent hype to come to the Center was Willie Nelson.

    Food and Dining

    EKU's food service is something their known for. The buffet style of Upstairs Powell gives you many options from homestyle cooked meals, to International cuisine, and not to mention a pizza bar. Downstairs Powell, known as 'DSP' to students, offers a variety of fast food chains. Other cafe's are located throughout campus.

    Dorm Life

    EKU offers many community dorm programs to get you involved in meeting your hall-mates. Most of the dorms at EKU are a tight-knit community, which makes living in the dorm somewhat like home.

    Academic Rigor

    EKU is known for it's academic reputation in many areas such as: Education, Fire and Safety, Criminal Justice, Athletic Training, Nursing, and many others.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET INVOLVED! Meeting people is what college is all about. EKU gives you a great opportunity to do so, as long as you take advantage of it.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is the perfect size school; not too big, yet not too small. EKU has a great reputation not only in academics but athletics as well. This school provides you with many opportunities and surrounds you with amazing people.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe at EKU. Lighting around campus is nice and EKU officers can usually be spotted on a regular walk across campus to class. I have never felt threatened or unsafe at EKU.

    Greek Life

    I personally do not participate in Greek Life at EKU, but I know many people who are Greek and enjoy it. There are a lot of options between sororities and fraternities and they participate heavily in EKU activities, volunteering in the community, etc.

    Clubs and Activities

    As I stated above, clubs and activities are just unlimited at EKU. There is almost anything for any type of interest and most of them are free of cost, they just require your time. There's never a reason to be sitting at home.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who like to be able to have their professors on hand and ask lots of questions. EKU professors encourage questions, unlike other big universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ravine- (Location)- It's a great relaxing place to hang out on campus. It's an outdoor amphitheater and it's absolutely beautiful. There is always all sorts of activities and people hanging out in the Ravine. There are several hundred year old trees and beautiful landscaping for laying in the grass and studying in between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU is well worth the money. I have not been disappointed in the least with my classes or my professors. I probably find at least one reason a week why I like EKU more as I learn things around campus. I just love it and am really going to be sad to graduate!

    What to do for fun

    There are unlimited amounts of activities for fun at EKU. EKU has enormous amounts of intramural teams and club teams, as well as a greek life, if you choose to go greek. They also have wonderful religious groups and political groups and adventure groups. There is a group with activities for just about any type of interest you could possibly imagine.

    Food and Dining

    Food at EKU is probably better than UK. Healthy choices are always an option, which is a big thing for me, and everything is always fresh and delicious. They also have decent fast-food options in Powell, if you like a greasy meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are decent, but they are dorms. Parking on campus can be hard to find.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, EKU classes can be challenging, but if enough time is given to study for each class, it is never impossible to make an A. I have definitely been challenged and my ability to think critically has definitely been stimulated at EKU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be diligent and conscientious in your classwork and your homework/study time and come to your professors immediately when you have questions. If you bring your questions to your professors- they will get answered. If you do these things, you should be fine as long as your study methods are rigorous.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is very centered around students. Every student is treated with the utmost respect and all questions asked are answered. It is easy to get information from faculty about a class or about administration issues at EKU which is one of the greatest difficulties I have had in college and students always feel welcome rather than bothersome.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. If that doesn't interest you, the city of Lexington is a 20 minute drive on the freeway.

    Food and Dining

    The downstairs food court offers great fast food options such a Chic-fil-a and Quizno's subs. The upstairs has buffet style meals that are decent.

    Dorm Life

    In regards to freshman, I would recommend living in the freshman dorms to meet new people and be introduced to campus life by attentive RA's. Beyond freshman year I would recommend living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect just as much from you as large university's, yet the small class sizes make it easier to learn and receive help from the instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work before play, students tend to get this backwards. Also, if you plan to live on campus, expect to walk long distances to your car.

    In three sentences

    If you seek the college university experience without the overbearing number of students such as larger university's, then EKU is your school. It is large enough that you pass dozens of strangers on your walk to class, yet will always run into a familiar face.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    EKU is a greatly diverse university that welcomes all students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    EKU isn't outrageously expensive but I believe the education is well worth the money. EKU is known for some of the outstanding programs available and they are completely worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus. It is just big enough without being overwhelming like most university campuses. The community is also very welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    My writing and comprehensive skills have improve drastically since coming to EKU. Almost all of my professors have been very helpful in working with me on these skills.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who have the motivation and are willing to study

    Tips for prospective students

    Hard work Friendship communicative Respectful

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy my stay at this school due to my hard work and friends.

    Am learning a lot

    I am Majored in Environmental health science and just got during the first semester with a 3.14 GPA.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Many soroities and fraternities to choose from!

    What to do for fun

    There are two gyms on campus that offer Zumba, Pilate's, and basketball courts. Also, campus is downtown where there is many night clubs and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    Students have a wide range of options to choose from when it comes to food. On campus, there is a Starbucks, Arby's, Chick fil a, and many other choices. Dining is excellent too, allowing students more yummy choices!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are small, like any other campus but it gives students the opportunity to move away from home and meet more people. Also, the opportunity to become more independent.

    Academic Rigor

    While, the work can be challenging at times there are study groups, helpful teachers, and tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    While college is fun and exciting, students must remember why they are attending. It is important that students attend all their classes, so they will not miss any important material or remarks made by the professor. Study groups are helpful too!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University provides students with an institution, that will allow them to excel in their chosen majors. The professors are helpful, friendly, and caring. There are also, many groups and clubs for any student's interests.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    pretty typical university cafeteria with several choices in a buffet style. also the food court has good choices including chik-fil-a and quizno's.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nothing special. most of them are old but they are comparable to any other institution that is as old.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are not too hard. you learn the necessary information to get by for the most part.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the ravine.

    Bang for the buck

    kind of expensive.

    What to do for fun

    all kinds of campus activities and people to hang with.

    Food and Dining

    great food!

    Dorm Life

    the same as any college.

    Academic Rigor

    classes arent easy, but they are worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't wait a year before attending college, do it now!

    In three sentences

    eastern kentucky university is a wonderful place to go to school. i have loved my time here and i would recommend it to anyone. i would never go anywhere else.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students receive safety alerts through an email and text system.

    Great for these types of students

    I am a commuter student and I find EKU to be accommodating. I do not feel completely out of the loop just because I commute to class.

    Bang for the buck

    I have found that the you can get the best bargain on text books at the University Book and Supply located beside sun tan city and Quiznos in Richmond, KY.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are a variety of free lectures that go on basically everyday. There are also plays and concerts that you can attend every once in awhile. There are a variety of fitness classes as well as clubs students can attend as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are sparatic dinning places located on campus some include a bagel shop, and various coffee shops. Most dinning takes place in the Powell Building which has a student cafeteria upstairs that has lots of choices of food (buffet) and is relatively inexpensive. The downstairs of Powell has cuisine places such as; mexican food, subs, chinese food, and a grill.

    Dorm Life

    I am currently a commuter so I really can't comment on this area.

    Academic Rigor

    I find that the basic classes usually have many students in one classroom which I find it makes it hard to concentrate. Once you begin taking your content classes I found that the academic rigor increases dramatically, but as long as you love what your majoring in it shouldn't be a problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking to major in Education then EKU is the school for you. The major courses there are specifically designed to make you feel confident in all content areas. I am set to graduate in December of this year and I feel very satisfied with the education I have recieved.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy being a student at Eastern Kentucky University. I am currently majoring in middle grade education. The education department and instructor's genuinely have interest in their students and have prepared me to be the best teacher possible.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    30 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I've been on campus and eaten in their cafeteria, and the food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Visiting some of the dorms, the rooms are a bit small, but the students are very friendly, and just about everything you need is close by. It's good to get away from living at home for so long.

    Academic Rigor

    I've checked out the classes which pertain to my degree, and have spoken to the chairman of my major, and they all seem adequate.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Being located near the Kentucky State Police Training Center, campus safety is high priority for the local authorities. Students can even sign up for public safety alerts on their phones and through e-mail to be notified of potential threats (weather included).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an abundance of clubs to take part in at EKU, and there is bound to be a niche for just about anyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy the outdoors would love Eastern Kentucky University, as it has a large ravine where professors sometimes hold class, concerts are held, or church services gather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said that a lot of students during finals week rub the foot of Daniel Boone's statue in front of Keene Johnson building for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Kentucky University is a small college which provides more hands on experience with professors than larger universities. The cost to attend EKU is less than similar colleges such as WKU, UK, and UofL.

    What to do for fun

    Near the school there are a few parks, one of which has a small water park that is open in the summer. Richmond is conveniently located close to Lexington, so those with a car can take a short trip up there for more shopping and activities.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall on campus is average. Restaurants are located on the basement level of the same building as the dining hall, and offer choices such as Mexican and Asian foods.

    Dorm Life

    The dormitories on campus are quite large compared to other colleges. Many of the rooms include sinks, and all of the rooms offer one small refrigerator. All dorms are equipped with heating and air conditioning, as well as cable TV.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at EKU are challenging, but not impossible. The professors care about how their students perform and work on a personal level with the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Eastern Kentucky University is a good choice for those interested in Criminal Justice and Firefighting majors, as it is one of the only schools in the area to offer those courses. The nursing program at EKU is also a good choice, since the school is located close to Richmond's hospital.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is located on a beautiful campus in a fairly quiet city. The professors are well educated and challenging, as well as hands on with the students. EKU offers many opportunities for those seeking jobs in Justice and Safety as well as Firefighting, unlike many other schools in Kentucky.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    32 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join and places to do things. The college is in a good surrounding so there is always something to find to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy it and stay focused.

    In three sentences

    A comfortable amount of students. Promising programs that will help me succeed in what I want to do. Friendly environment; campus looks safe.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is GREAT! Around campus there are 27 call boxes that are set up with blue lights on top. If at any time you don't feel safe you can hit the button and the response time is 30-60 seconds. Not only does campus police respond, but the city police, and state police respond! They will come on foot, bike, and car as well.

    What to do for fun

    There is many things to do for fun, on and off campus! On campus you can get involved in many groups and organizations that have fun outings. As far as off campus you can go out to Lake Reba and enjoy a day at the park. There's so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are several food and dining places on campus. The maian campus eating place is located in the student center called Powell. There you will find food from a to z. Such as pasta, pizza, Mexican, sub sandwiches and much more. It's all you can eat and I give Powell a 10 as well. If you're on the run to class and need a quick meal you can choose the downstairs Powell, where they serve Chick Fil A, Quiznos sub, and a Mexican restaurant and a hamburger place too. There are two coffee shops on campus one being Starbucks, and then Java City. Also there is a bagel place as well.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life. The dorm life is where you meet most of your friends, it will be those who live on your floor and in your hall. I do suggest a roommate! The dorms at Eastern Kentucky University have been remodeled and are nice and very spacious!

    Academic Rigor

    The work load in college is a lot more than high school. as far as papers, test, quizzes and other assignments. However, you prepare for the course load by taking some college prep classes while still in high school. Most of the times these courses are called AP classes that most high school juniors and seniors take. If you take an AP class while still in high school then you can earn a college credit for that class. It's important that you utilize all the facilities that are to offer on campus such as tutoring centers, and the library. It will help you be even more successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get all your information on time as far as housing so that you can be placed in the dorm of your choice. Don't be afraid to ask for help from your professors, because they are there to help YOU! At Eastern Kentucky University all the faculty and staff want to see you succeed and do well, and Eastern is the place to do just that!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is the Campus Beautiful. Here you will find everything you want and so much more! I give my college a 10!

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable for online school.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, biking

    Academic Rigor

    The school expects a lot of its student and hold them to the highest caliber of work. I am glad I chose EKU

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research and know what you want from a school other then and education.

    In three sentences

    A top school for the online degree of Fire protection and Safety Engineering. The teacher have both a diver educational and particle work background. I am very happy at this school.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    35 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Richmond, KY has a bowling alley, laser tag location, arcades, lots of restaurants, a movie theater and a variety of night life to meet the needs of college students. Most students find the most fun when tailgating for football games in the fall.

    Food and Dining

    The Fresh Food Company, the main dining location, is located in the center of campus and is easily accessed. It offers many options but don't get too excited... After orientation days, the dining hall usually gets rid of their best food. Chick-Fil-A and other fast food is offered on the first floor beneath the Fresh Food Company. Other coffee, breakfast, and snack locations can be found in various campus buildings.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great experience at EKU. The campus makes sure to place you in the dorm that is best suited for you. They create living learning communities that will match you to a floor based on your major and others who are interested in the same things. The dorms, although some small, are usually a clean, well-kept environment.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of courses truly depends on the field which you pursue. Some general education courses seem like high school material while some harder courses in physics, chemistry, business, nursing, and math may present some trouble for even the best of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use RateMyProfessors.com to hear tips from past students who had taken courses from a certain professor. It will really help you figure out which teachers use methods that are better suited to your learning styles and needs.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky provides a variety of classes that meet many students' needs. Enrollment is roughly 16,000 yet the environment is very relaxed and most people find the campus very quaint. It is a beautiful campus and it offers teachers who are willing to assist students in their learning.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    36 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Going to college can be a costly investment! EKU does well in offering somewhat lower tuition rates compared to other schools in the state. All in all, EKU would be a wise investment. One tip however is to assess the costs, and the rating of the program you wish enter. A program at one school may be better than another, and possibly worth the extra investment.

    Food and Dining

    EKU's dining services and food are great! Upstairs Powell houses an all you can eat cafeteria. The food is fairly good, but can get old after a while. Downstairs Powell, however, houses a small convenient store as well as several small express restaurants such as Chik-Fil-A, Quiznos, Zoca, etc. There is also a Starbucks on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! You can meet a lot of great people and make many new friends by living on campus. In addition, the convenience of living near your class buildings can pay for itself, especially if you live far away from the school.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at EKU is most often determined by the program, some being more rigorous than others. But your interest level makes a big difference as well. Doing something you like can make the program you are in much smoother.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not uncommon for many students to change their major a lot; I did so myself. That being said, my advice is to get an idea of what you'd like to major in, and start taking your Gen. Ed. courses and a few of your Intro level major courses during your first year. This way, you can get a feel for the program, and if you decide to change, then those classes can count as electives.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great school with a wide array of degree options. You have the small town country feel, and a fairly compact campus, making everything fairly close to each other. Not too big, not too small, and many of the professors are great as well.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    37 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Greek life, clubs, on-campus events, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Nice little variety, really good variety if you have a car to travel onto the bypass.

    Dorm Life

    Good especially if you are a social person.

    Academic Rigor

    Not to hard for college academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in a committee or Greek life; especially if you don't already know people that are going there.

    In three sentences

    Full of nice people, teachers, and other faculty. Safe campus, I always feel comfortable and safe. Easy to meet new people, make new friends.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    38 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus police patrol all night and there is a KY State Police post on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I never joined any clubs but there are tons.

    Great for these types of students

    Criminal justice students, nursing students, military students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Make sure you rub Daniel Boone's toe.

    What to do for fun

    EKU offers a lot of events.

    Food and Dining

    I wish they hadn't gotten rid of the pretzel place, but otherwise there are a lot of options. Might be a bit overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are relatively large. The visitation policy is very good.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not the hardest school I have attended, but it is not the easiest.

    In three sentences

    EKU is medium sized and it has a lot of options in both Bachelor's and Master's programs. Richmond has a lot of shopping and entertainment venues.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 97

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Eastern has classes suited for both traditional and non traditional students. They are smaller classes. The tution is great.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    40 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Outstanding never need to feel like your unprotected.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you could imagine!

    Food and Dining

    Wide variety of food, extremely delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Nice rooms and nice people.

    Academic Rigor

    Requires you to study, study, study but helps gets you prepared for the real world and what expectations your future career will hold.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, no procrastinating and GET INVOLVED!!!

    In three sentences

    Eastern provides students with the opportunity to be and explore the options of becoming anything they want to. The individuals who attend and work there are very respectful. There is always a continuous amount of experiences waiting for you to explore them.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub Boone's foot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sue them if you have to.

    In three sentences

    Administration centered University. Needs a shift to student body centered.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    With the state police located on the campus, I always feel safe.

    Greek Life

    They have a very good Greek system. There is definitely a home for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many organizations, seems that there is one for any interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Ravine.

    What to do for fun

    Many sporting events, campus wide activities, clubs, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Better than your normal school cafeteria, offering many options.

    Dorm Life

    They aren't the best I have ever seen, but they are improving them a little at a time.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are hit and miss.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend living in the dorms at least a year. They aren't always the best living conditions but it is part of the college experience.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice, small campus. It is extremely safe, with several different police forces on or around the campus. Overall, I am so far pleased with my experience.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus safety is everywhere you will always see them driving around all times of the day

    Greek Life

    greek life is ok not the best

    Great for these types of students

    great for all students

    Bang for the buck

    cheap school and great life here

    What to do for fun

    they have a new gym that is amazing from the people that work there to the equipment they have is brand new. plus they do all kinds of fun things as hikes and renting equipment.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining is limited

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is decent as far as the place goes but the people are really good about everyhting

    Tips for prospective students

    definatley look at this school. they have all kinds of different degrees and such. it will have something for you. take a tour also it will suck you in. great place. nice people.

    In three sentences

    the university is great its not to big and not to small its just right. the campus is big enough to accommodate students to do anything they please. the classes are great sizes not to big but enough to have a large enough variety of people that makes the school diverse.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    My classes are challenging. I am learning every class. My professors are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to speak with someone. EKU works well with students and wants students to succeed.

    In three sentences

    Offers great programs for adult learners. Staff assistance in great. I recommend EKU.

  • 06/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Academic Rigor

    Instructors are generally helpful and easily available to talk to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and keep in touch with them and ask questions if you have any they are willing to work with you. Ask for as much scholarships as they can give you.

    In three sentences

    Eastern is easy to apply to and the registrars are quick to get in touch with you and always helpful to answer any question. It offers a wide range of curriculum to choose from.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    46 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join Clubs and Organizations! That is are a great way to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    Eastern has a huge selection of different foods. It taste's great!

    Dorm Life

    I am commuting. A dorm seems like it would be fun, I might try it one year.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard that college can be challenging. Keep your head up and study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is never to early to start planning your future. Apply to a bunch of colleges and apply for grants and scholarships. Set goals for yourself and follow your dreams.

    In three sentences

    Eastern sounds like the perfect school for me. At my orientation, all the staff and students were so friendly! I am very excited about attending.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, ones who go to bed late and eary.

    Bang for the buck

    The parking pass in only $30. And you get access to many facilities on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, going to Lexington for shopping, go to the movies, ghost hunting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a planner to stay on top of homework. Always ask the teachers for help.

    In three sentences

    This school definitely has southern hospitality and caring students and staff. The campus is beautiful and the perfect size. Academics here are fun yet challenging.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    48 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is excellent at Eastern. There are always police and campus police strolling the grounds and EKU alerts you if anything strange or troubling is going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and groups to get involved with! Intramural sports are big at EKU.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for at EKU! The education you receive is a five star education. The professors are skilled and well trained to help you succeed.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the sporting events, they are a blast. Hang out in the dorms with your friends. The EKU Center for the Arts is a big hit, lots of great acts come there. Get involved with the fraternity and sorority gatherings. Tailgate before the football games! Explore Richmond! There are plenty of fun things to do at Eastern.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options for the students!

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus has to be the best part about EKU! The dorms are so much fun and you get to meet so many great people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are extremely hard, but they are all interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus! Find something you enjoy and stick to it. Another big thing is to remember that it is college and it does determine your future, don't let the fun come before the grades.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is different from any college I ever had in mind throughout high school. EKU is just a great learning atmosphere. The professors at EKU genuinely care about your future and are always on hand to help out the students.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Online.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices just went down for online classes, which is very beneficial for someone paying for their own degree. It is also a very respected school, I think it is worth every penny.

    Academic Rigor

    I have the coursework challenging yet applicable. I work in the field I am pursuing my degree in and have found that I can read an assignment and apply it the next day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask the right questions that relate to you. Like for me it was do you take VISA? Some schools do not and that would be a deal breaker for me.

    In three sentences

    I am pursuing my degree online and have found the professors to be very responsive and helpful. I also enjoy the curriculum, it is specific and detail oriented. While I am not getting the on-campus experience I still enjoy the school.

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    50 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police station is right on the edge of campus next to the football stadium

    Greek Life

    NPHC is a little off but everything else is on point

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Strattion has the best cafeteria food on campus. Go to the tailgates.

    Bang for the buck

    It all depends on if you have the money to spend

    What to do for fun

    Bingo is always a big hit. There are parties on the weekends. Lexington is all of 30 minutes away. And its a nice place to have picnics

    Food and Dining

    The pizzas not the best but the store in dsp has everything you will need.

    Dorm Life

    They may be on the small side but its a great community once your in.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors want you to learn but they college overall will treat you like a child with everything else

    Tips for prospective students

    Always have your id card, you will need it. Plan your classes ahead of time. Do the fafsa as soon as possible.

    In three sentences

    Eku is a great college to go to when you need to get away from home. It is a nice quite campus on the weekends. They have great programs to choose from.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Emails and text are sent if the occasion should arise. They offer safety officers to walk individuals to vehicles and classes if needed.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in these but there are many to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    A wide range of activities and clubs are availab.e

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, science, nursing, and teaching.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a amphitheatre built into the mountain that is a sight!

    Bang for the buck

    Since this is a state school it is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Sports are highly rated and offer free tickets to students. Also they offer theatre performances and have concerts with well known performers.

    Food and Dining

    I am a commuter but have heard wonderful things!

    Dorm Life

    As a commuter I don't live in them but have been to visit other students and they are clean and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are thorough and tutors are available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with advisors often. They help narrow down your in-decisions to pinpoint where you want to end up.

    In three sentences

    EKU has a great nursing program! They speak with you often of your progress and how you want to proceed with classes. They offer many schedules and offer a variety of scholarships.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I would like to think that the campus is very safe. There are 3 different police agencies in close proximity to campus. The EKU police Department and the State Police Department are located on campus, and the Richmond Police Department is very close too.

    Greek Life

    There are several different greek fraternities and sororities. They do not have individuals house on campus, but there are the Greek towers. This is where the men and women of the fraternaties and sororities live.

    Clubs and Activities

    EKU has everything: sports clubs, academic clubs, and music club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    EKU has an acient Greek style ampitheater on campus called The Ravine.

    Bang for the buck

    Eastern Kentucky University is a reputable university with reasonable college tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are a myriad of activities. It depends on a person's interests. If you like sport, there are intramural and club sport. There are also events at the auditorium such as comedians and ballet. There are also activities for dancing such as salsa dancing.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, therefore cannot give an accurate description of dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    The program I am attending is very rigorous and competitive to enter. However, not all programs are like this. The instructors, in my experience have been very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with advisers about your classes. When planning your college career, make sure your know exactly what classes you need to take and take time to plan out all 4-5 years of your undergraduate career. Know what classes to register each semester and have back up classes in case the class is full or you have a schedule conflict. Make sure you know what your career will be when you finish your education.

    In three sentences

    The faculty, staff, and students are friendly and helpful. The instructors expect you to attend class and complete your work by the due date. Some programs of study of more diffcult than other programs.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rub the statues boot

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, get involved in clubs, go to the fitness center its awsome

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the right choice

    In three sentences

    The most exciting, determin college that i have been to so far. Im a transfr from Campbellsville University and this college is way better i didnt realize what i had been missing. So glad i came here this year.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For some reason people rub a statue's foot for good luck... while the history of the statue gives no indication of his foot having anything to do with luck.

    Bang for the buck

    I was originally going to go to Bellarmine University, but the price here is MUCH cheaper than most colleges. 2 of my friends basically got a full ride from grants/scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places, but my friends and I usually only go to 2 of them. There's the upstairs powell building for buffet at certain times of the day and the downstairs that has a bunch of different places. The buffet is great (freshman 15 cough cough), and so is the Asian place downstairs. The only problem was that the Asian place ran out of food pretty fast since people kept eating there.

    Dorm Life

    More often than not I'm out with my friends, so staying in the dorms aren't particularly fun. However, there seems to be quite a bit of partying in my floor, so I suppose it could be fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't really have any homework other than reading yet.. though some of my friends do. I probably just got lucky.

    Tips for prospective students

    Commonfilth as they call the Commonwealth building isn't as bad as people make it out to be... at least for me it wasn't. (16th floor)

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe EKU is the safest campus in the world. we have these call boxes that you just have to press a button and the police will escort you any where at any time. plus there is many other programs like weather safety alerts and texts that you get. The wifi is even secured. My point, in a school that focuses on criminal justice and law enforcement degrees there is not even a doubt in my mind that this campus is the safest in Kentucky if not the world.

    Greek Life

    There are two towers in campus just for fraternities, they are called the Greek towers EKU does a good job at Greek events too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Chemistry Club Many others

    Great for these types of students

    Forensic Chemistry Nursing Law Enforcement

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    From the New Science Building you can see a very extensive cemetery Also all around Richmond there are places like orange leaf that many people go to to hang out. There are fraternities around school there is Even two buildings just for the fraternities.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU is not the cheapest school in Kentucky but it certainly gives you what you pay for. And you cant put a value on the raw experience you get form just going to this school, that does not including all the other experiences you go through like meeting your teachers or staying overnight at your dorm for the first time. Over all i think EKU is the greatest school i could have gone to.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at EKU. for example today i was walking to the book store and i passed by some people singing. there are also many clubs and activities around campus, some may even revolve around your major. I enjoy riding my bicycle around campus. EKU also has a very pretty library with plenty of books.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing and there is a starbucks, a buffey, and individual restaurants like orange leaf (Frozen yogurt) MCDs and many more. Also there are cookouts all over campus somedays.

    Dorm Life

    I did not have a friend to go to college with but EKU does a surprisingly good matching system so i got a room mate who is livable to be around.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are very easy going and so are the teachers. as long as you do your homework you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set multiple alarms on your phone, one for each class time. set those alarms around 20 minutes early so that you have enough time to find your classroom and to impress your teacher Talk to everyone make sure everyone knows who you are

    In three sentences

    EKU Is the complete college experience. Almost all staff and students are friendly and want to help with everything. Classes are actually interesting and easy to learn.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have continual campus police who are always visible. We have call boxes all over campus for safety issues of any type. Very safe place to gain your education.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is Awesome. They have groups for most all who would like to be a part. The community service they provide is second to none.

    Clubs and Activities

    Variety of clubs, intramural sports, student government, and Greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    EKU is great for all types of students. They are not geared toward a particular group. There here for all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Powell, the place for everyone to eat and have fun.

    Bang for the buck

    All colleges are expensive to some degree. However, if you are looking for a quality education EKU is the place for YOU.

    What to do for fun

    You can take part in the Greek life, join an intramural, take part in dorm activities, as well as many other opportunities provided on campus. Oh yes, don't forget the Tailgating.

    Food and Dining

    Dining has a lot of options for everyone. Even the very picky like me.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome dorm life for those wishing to be a part of a sorority. There is always something going, as well as study time.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are held to a high standard and are challenged daily to do their best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to study and work hard. However, prepare to meet lots of new friends with lots of things to get involved in.

    In three sentences

    Awesome atmosphere for ALL students no matter what there interested in. Also beautiful campus that is easy to navigate.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the study areas one is in the noel studio, they provide a lot of access to equipment and things that are needed to get your homework done.

    Bang for the buck

    They raised the tuition a little since last year, and the fee's they automatically charge to your account.

    What to do for fun

    There a two gyms on campus, so if you like to work out they have nice equipment for you to use. There is a Starbucks on campus if you want to meet up and get some coffee. EKU also has activities during the week students can attend. They have the new arts center where plays and music shows are held, and its close to a small outdoor mall, and the downtown area its in such a good location.

    Food and Dining

    They are really good at keeping the dinning rooms clean, the food is wonderful and there are so many options of what you could eat.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I have friends who do, they love it! Most of them are nice and have good security systems.

    Tips for prospective students

    At first it can be a struggle getting books for the semester, and getting your homework lined out, but after awhile you will get the hang of how things need to be done in order to succeed.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a good college, they provide a friendly environment and several work study programs. The teachers take time out and help the students during office hours, some even hold review sessions after class hours. This campus is ideal for many students, I enjoy escaping the real life of work and bills and know by coming to class i'm bettering myself for the future.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I do my classes on line so I can't elaborate on much on campus life, but I'm sure I would love it.

    What to do for fun

    plays sports games

    Food and Dining

    Haven't eaten there, but heard it was good.

    Dorm Life

    online student

    Academic Rigor

    Manageable

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. It has a small college atmosphere and you learn a lot. There is a great deal of student life

    In three sentences

    EKU is convenient for anyone in Kentucky to attend. Has great advisors. The online classes are great.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are campus cops that are constantly watching the campus for safety. I have never felt unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Animal Studies Club is very good. They also have a great African-American Studies program that I am involved with.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that I am getting 2 very good degrees for my money but all colleges are expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with campus activities for fun! You will meet new people and they are always into something. We also have family weekends that are packed full with activities.

    Food and Dining

    I think the food options are great! It is a smaller university so we only have a handful of restaurants but they are very good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm on campus but I hear great things.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a college. they expect you to work hard but it also depends on your major, teachers, and work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your teachers. Talk to your financial advisor and talk to your peers.

    In three sentences

    I love eastern. I couldn't picture myself at another college. the teachers are always willing to help.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We are always notified through email if anything is going on. Nothing serious has ever happened that I know of. It is considered a party school to some.

    Greek Life

    We have 2 Greek Towers one for female sororities and one for male fraternities. There are many to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of organizations/clubs to join on campus. Visitors are common. There is always something going on. Bake sales and the like. Fundraisers for organizations on campus and to help others like Breast Cancer awareness. I have made bird houses to go somewhere in Kentucky. There is a fitness center with a lot of exercise equipment. There's even a rock wall.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have The Ravine. It is a Greek Style theater outside in the middle of campus. A tradition for students is touching the foot on a Daniel Boone statue in front of a residence hall, Burnam Hall. We also have an statue of a naked Apollo riding on two dolphins holding a space ship and space.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on how much effort you are willing to put forth. There are several tutor locations on campus that are free. In Powell, Wallace (for math), and the library.

    What to do for fun

    Tech Commons is a fun place to study or just relax. There is always music playing along with a huge projector screen that is always playing comedy shows from Hulu. Not to mention the free popcorn. There are tutors named, Gurus who will help you in your classes.

    Food and Dining

    We have a Chick-Fil-A, Subway, a Mexican place similar to Qdoba, an Asian restaurant, and other places to choose from like a convenient store on campus and a bagel joint called Einstein Bros.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home.

    Academic Rigor

    General Education classes are not very challenging if you learn how to be efficient in time management.

    In three sentences

    I have only taken General Education classes so far. Some have been more challenging than others. It depends on your professor.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are games, parties, sporting events and many other things to do on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is an amazing buffet located in Powell as well as fast food located downstairs and other on campus food places. The food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is a lot of fun, although the dorms aren't the nicest the people that live in them are and the convenience of living on campus definitely weigh out the negatives.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't insanely challenging but they test your knowledge. The resources that Eastern has also help students get through tough courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a school to truly enjoy the college experience while learning more about yourself daily Eastern Kentucky University is the place to be. Helpful teachers and friendly people will make your college experience amazing.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a serious institution with attitude. A friendly campus filled with helpful employees and fellow students makes going to school fun. The constant thrill of making new friends and having help with school work makes Eastern an amazing place to be.

  • 12/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure for such a large campus. They have phones on campus you can use to have security come and pick you up if your out alone. Also we have text alarts if something is going on.

    Bang for the buck

    I haven't decided if I'm getting a bang for my mom's buck yet....

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with my new friends and play ball. We go on the lawn and play or to the gym.

    Food and Dining

    Don't buy the best meal plan because you probably won't use it and you get NO refund!!!! The food is VERY good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is NOTHING like home. Not the cleanset place I have ever been but I brought things from home to make it cozzy.

    Academic Rigor

    I would tell any new student to get a tutor if they feel like they don't understand a subject, Don't be shy or ashamed. They have to know you need help in order to get it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell any new student to get involved, ask questions, and don't put off things that you can get done today.

    In three sentences

    I love the school and the staff. The only thing I would warn new students about is that when you buy a meal plan your first year of college they will not refund you any money if you don't use it all. I lost 100 meals.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is man things to do for fun at this University, the student just has to get involved. Sporting events are always fun, but there is more than just sporting events to attend, there is a great theater on campus where they have concerts, and great performances by many artists.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at Eastern Kentucky University is great, the students have a variety of places to chose from, and most of the places are not very expensive. The school is bringing in more healthy type foods and that is an overall plus for any University.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Eastern Kentucky University is a great experience for Freshman, it is a secured way of living while on campus and gives new students the chance to meet new people. I would recommend every Freshman to have the chance to experience dorm living for their first year of college.

    Academic Rigor

    The college has a great Academic standing policy, if you work with your adviser through out each semester, you can stay on track and watch your progress. It is up to the student in how they want to succeed in this college and their academic standing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Future students should prepare themselves for a life as a college student. It should be fun and enjoyable, think about what you want to do in life before attending, so you can declare a major early on.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great school and is overlooked by many students. This college offers many great degrees, and its up to the student in how they succeed during their time here. I highly recommend this school.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Military

    Bang for the buck

    Their online-only Bachelor's degrees are perfect for my schedule and current life-style. I'm an Active Duty service-member and EKU was the only school that offered my degree in a completely online program. The tuition is a bit elevated for their online classes, but it's worth it.

    Food and Dining

    I am an out-of-state online-only student; I buy my own food.

    Dorm Life

    I am an out-of-state online-only student; I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The Online Courses require more discipline than the campus courses, so be diligent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to apply early and hound your advisers.

    In three sentences

    Plenty of programs to suit everyone's needs.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The police are always roaming around campus. There are also several call boxes located in random parts of campus. The police are very serious about their job and will come to you within three minutes of where ever you are. You must swipe a card in order to get into a lot of places so that keeps intruders from being able to sneak in as well.

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of Greek Life, but many of my friends are. From what I can tell, they seem to keep them relatively busy and sometimes it can be hard to balance that with their grades. However, it seems really fun and they get to go on educational trips sometimes. Also, it helps out in the long run by gaining connections like that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many groups and activities, especially during the Fall semester.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is extremely diverse. Anyone with any particular hobby would be able to fit in with a lot of people. I feel like we're a pretty accepting campus. There's several groups and clubs who are open-minded.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I previously stated, EKU isn't that costly of a school. However, the books and the meal plan is what takes a lot of students down. I recommend getting a job on campus if possible and make sure that you are able to get lower hours, but just enough to pay for the essentials.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do at EKU during the weekdays, many clubs and frets set up different events in order to publicize their organizations. Sometimes you can participate for free stuff and get a free meal or two out of it too. Everyone loves the ravine because it's usually so beautiful during the warmer seasons so they go there and hang out to take a break from classes. Some clubs even host a video game night which a lot of people attend.

    Food and Dining

    The dining at Eastern honestly isn't that bad on the weekdays. During the weekends however, is a different story. The breakfast is always nice, they make bacon, eggs, pancakes, french toast, etc. You can even make your own omelette. However, I feel like because most of the students either go out of town or back home during the weekend they do not try as hard. Plus, they have a roach problem. Other than that though, the food usually taste great and there's a lot to choose from on campus. There's Subway, a Chinese Restaurant, a Mexican Place, a Starbucks, and a lot of other locations to fit one's fancy.

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life because there's always so many programs and events going on inside campus. I believe that if one were to live in an apartment off campus that they would probably miss out on getting to know a lot of new people. The dorms are also usually very safe and make me feel secure, beside the fact that it's really hard to find a parking spot. When that happens, sometimes one has to walk by themselves in the dark.

    Academic Rigor

    The Noel Studio is one of the places that saved me in some of my classes. The Noel Studio is located in the library and its purpose is to help students with essays and tutor them in various subjects. There's always some kind of club on campus too in order to help struggling students. Most of the time professors are understanding enough to explain and give students individual attention outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that prospective students should look on ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for any classes, it can be very helpful. I think that they should get into a club around their sophomore year. It's not a very costly school, but I recommend earning any types of scholarships or grants as possible, the books prices can be bothersome.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky has a beautiful campus. Usually, the school is consisted with many understanding professors who will work with you. Lastly, the people who attend are very diverse, no one would have any problems making friends!

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ranked 2nd in the country for student veterans

    Bang for the buck

    great school for a reasonable cost compared to other schools

    What to do for fun

    go to the Rec center, rock climb, swim, work out, play basketball, intramurals

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice and currently building more.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and have fun, it'll be some of the best years of your life.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a wonderful school, all of my professors were more than willing to help whenever i needed it. Very military friendly school, teachers and faculty always helped when i had a military issue happen. Finally campus life was awesome, always had good sports teams and awesome concerts!

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    67 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you could think of and more. Association of Fire Science Technicians is a must join for Justice and Safety majors.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking to go into a career in the Justice and Safety field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People rub the left foot of the Daniel Boone statue for good luck.

    What to do for fun

    tailgate at EKU football games. EKU hockey games are always a blast!

    Food and Dining

    The New Science building and the Stratton building both have affordable delicious food. As for off campus, Jackson's restaurant has some of the best home cooked food.

    Dorm Life

    Fun! I would not have met half of my current friends if it weren't for staying in the dorms. Although the living conditions are not always ideal I would definitely recommend living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    EKU has definitely challenged me academically and I was a straight A student in high school, but the professors I have had have made it easy to learn. Students around you are eager to help you learn the tips and tricks you will need to make it through college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Schedule your classes as early as possible. Don't drive to class unless you absolutely have to. Go out places with people you trust.

    In three sentences

    EKU is an incredible school with a fun relaxed environment. I would choose to go here all over again. EKU has set me up beautifully for my career.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    You get your bang for your buck

    Food and Dining

    Never ate there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm are OK but they are have awesome hang out area.

    Academic Rigor

    They have people there that can help you with tutoring.

    In three sentences

    This has everything I ever want in a University. I love how modern the campus is and how nice the people are there. I hope I get in.

  • 01/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is safe. however never consider it so safe that you let your guard down. their will always be bad dishonest people in the world.

    What to do for fun

    I love to go hiking. the pinnacles are not too far from campus. Make friends and hang out in powell their is always something you can find to do there. for example cards, pin ball, pool tables, tv, darts, and texas hold em nutriments. Go work out at the gym your paying for it mid as well use it. their are also plenty of pools so go for a swim. all of this is free!

    Food and Dining

    They have a great selection in Powell. they are also near plenty of fast food places and restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but my friends do and they like it.

    Academic Rigor

    It just depends on the student and the courses you choose to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    My recommendation is that every student become very familiar with Degree Works. That is the name of the software that will help every student plan the classes required for their major. DO NOT LET THE ADVISERS PLAN YOUR CLASSES FOR YOU!!! Check on your own what classes you need to graduate and only take those classes! if you go into their office with a list of classes you plan on taking then they can better help you with out you getting screwed in the end. I have had AT LEAST 10 of my friends have to go at least a semester longer than attended because they depended on the advisers to schedule all their classes for them. At the beginning take as a full load of classes meaning 18 total hrs do not only take the minimum 12 to be a full time student. Their will always be at least one class you fail or you drop trust me! I graduated high school with a 4.5. i have been there done that! i know what i am talking about!!! trust me!! other than that eku is a great college. it has small classes and most of the time great professors. :) have a blessed day!

    In three sentences

    EKU is a safe up beat small college. My only complaint is the advisers don't do their job. It is almost like they try to trick you into graduating later than planned.

  • 01/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    So far, I have felt very safe on this campus especially where I live now. I see alot of police presence on campus and that makes me feel pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in the Greek part of the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not in any clubs or specific activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This university helps students from small towns adjust to college life without getting swallowed up in a crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    I think my parents would agree that I am getting my money's worth here.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out with my friends at my dorm. We really don't need to leave campus to find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There is a wide variety and places to go to eat. I like using my flex dollars to get the food items I want.

    Dorm Life

    I really like the dorm I live in now. I've had good roommates and have been pretty satisfied with dorm living.

    Academic Rigor

    I had to adjust to college especially my first semester, but once I settled in and got used to my teachers and assignments, I felt much better. The classes I've taken are challenging and I have to work at my grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out housing and stay where you think you'd be most comfortable.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a university that fits my needs. It's not too big and it's not too far from my home. I feel very satisfied in choosing this school.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. They have many phones throughout campus and you can easily pick one of those up and it will ring directly to the campus police.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Naked Man statue is a great meeting spot when you want to meet up with your friends. Just say, meet me at the naked man at 7:00! They'll know exactly what you're talking about!

    What to do for fun

    Go to football and basketball games! When it's warm outside, in between classes there's always people sitting out and chatting.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! you have a numerous amount of options, especially in Powell! Also, campus is located about 1-2 miles away from other food restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, I always lived off campus- However, they are safe enviroments and this is a good way to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    Know what you want to study upfront, while taking your prerequisite classes, be thinking about what you want to study and pursue your dreams!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, complete your assignments, utilize the library, meet new people and get involved!

    In three sentences

    EKU is a great school. I am in the Business school and it's awesome! The people are great and friendly just like the professors, if you ever need help there is always someone willing to occupy their time.

  • 02/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Get a meal plan as soon as you can if you are living on campus because going out to eat is not always the best option if you want to have money for other stuff.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my first semester and after that I found a house with a few of my friends and I now live off campus. This is a much better option if you don't like having to deal with noise, people, and want a cheaper option. I like being able to study without having to find a place all the way across campus away from the noise. If you get a place with friends rent is cheaper as well and you don't have to leave on weekends to find something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are easy as long as you do the homework and go to classes. Get to know your professors and class mates this will help you out later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early If you are looking at living on campus apply early so you can be sure you will get the dorm you want and the roommate you want If you have plans to have a job look into jobs on the campus and off the campus Get your parking pass ASAP if you are driving to and from school

    In three sentences

    EKU is a great school, I transferred to EKU in August of 2012 to complete my bachelors degree and I am so glad I transferred when I did. I have completed a lot of my classes and have gotten extra certifications that I wouldn't have been able to at other schools and I feel that I am actually prepared for my career.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus and comfortable walking at night. There are always on campus officers and panic buttons are placed throughout campus that one could press if there was an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Since I'm still in high school I didn't rush but I plan on rushing my fall semester. I haven't talked to many sorority girls; however some have approached me and are very nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    I get emailed every week on a list of activities that are happening on campus that week. This includes public speakers to simple social gatherings. Eastern has a new building, the Center for the Arts; which hosts major events and is great for the culture in the city of Richmond.

    Great for these types of students

    EKU is a diverse campus and is great for people seeking a higher level of education. EKU also has an amazing nursing program, so nursing students should definitely look into the program.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of Daniel Boone, students kiss his golden toe for good luck before games, exams, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU is an underrated school with great programs and a decent tuition.

    What to do for fun

    EKU has a beautiful campus with rich history, but has modern twists. In Downstairs Powell, if you want to chill or be productive there is a room called Tech Commons. It has EKU Gurus (free tutoring), Hulu on a projector, couches, free popcorn, computers, printers, group monitors, and even comfortable seating. Noel Studio in the Crabbe library is brand new with new technology and helpful resources, yet with a fun, colorful, contemporary environment.

    Food and Dining

    Eastern has a good selection of easily accessible dining options. Downstairs Powell has a couple chain restaurants (that are open till 2 A.M.) and a tiny shop (that is overpriced). Upstairs Powell has a buffet with plenty of choices for diners.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, because I'm still in high school. Though, my brother does dorm in Martin Hall. It isn't the best quality-wise, but he says he doesn't mind it. I hear a lot of stories about different dorms on campus that have problems down to water temperature in the showers. EKU is building new dorms by the New Science Building; however, to my conclusion, the current buildings are out of date.

    Academic Rigor

    I have had to develop study habits more than my honors courses at my high school. I spend at least 5 hours a week in the library, but I have maintained higher than a 3.6 at Eastern; however, it does take effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to class, even if it's a lecture and they don't take attendance. Make sure you a prepared and organized. Go to the library, it's a great place to stay focused and remove yourself from distractions. Before classes start, go to your buildings and walk the route you are going to take to make sure you have enough time to get to class on time.

    In three sentences

    I am a full-time student at Eastern and a senior and Madison Central High School; Eastern is an underrated school and the campus is beautiful. I feel safe on campus and comfortable walking to my classes. Eastern is the perfect size for me and I plan on attending here for the remainder of my college career.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    EKU is an incredibly safe campus. I got a few emails from campus safety saying that someone had been attacked only to get an email a day later saying that the attack had been made up for various reasons (one girl wanted to transfer and her parents wouldn't let her). The worst thing to happen while I was there, was that someone was flashing people; the flasher was caught within a week.

    Greek Life

    I did not participate in Greek Life but there seem to be lots of options.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be no end to the clubs and activities that students can be involved in. I don't think I could even list 1/8 of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small class size. This was one of the big deciding factors for me in choosing EKU and I loved it. Even in my intro algebra class I was only in a class of 40 or so people, and that was my biggest class. Most classes that I took had fewer than 20 people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of Daniel Boone on campus and you will often see students rubbing his toe for good luck. In fact, his toe is very shiny and smooth from all the rubbing. I was in the marching band and we marched past the statue single file so that everyone could rub his toe before the game.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that EKU has a lot of bang for the buck. It is among the nations top rated colleges for forensics and criminal justice. It is less expensive than some other state schools and I believe that the education I received was on par with what I would have received elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    EKU is a suitcase school, so most people go home on weekends and campus is pretty quiet. Richmond has a great shopping center with awesome restaurants and a nice new movie theater. Lake Reba is a short drive and has picnic areas, walking trails, and lakeside fun. The Center for the Arts puts on great shows and often offer discounted tickets to students. Lexington is also a short drive away and offers lots of activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food court has made a ton of changes lately for the better. They added a JUMP Asian Express that I love! The cafeteria also has pretty good food most days and it's an all you can eat buffet so you can make a meal out of odds and ends when they don't have anything you like. The cafeteria makes a really great breakfast!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for 4 years because my scholarship covered it. I found the environment safe but a bit stifling. The rules about things that you can and cannot have are changed from year to year and by the end of my fourth year I was very tired of being told that I couldn't have a certain type of lamp or that I couldn't cover more than a certain amount of my walls. With that being said, the dorms are very safe in that each resident has a fob that allows them access to their dorm and people who do not live in the dorm cannot enter without being accompanied by a resident.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on the course, the department, and the professor. I had a very easy professor for my communications class but my roommate ended up with a more challenging professor. I would say that it is rigorous but not overly so.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to really get to know your professors and advisers. EKU is a pretty small school so it is easy to do this and they often pass on opportunities that they hear about. Without the help of my adviser I never would have found the amazing study abroad experience that I had. I also had professors tell me about jobs they thought I would be great for.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great school. I graduated in May 2012 and I am now going back for my second bachelor's degree from them. I love the opportunities afforded by EKU that come along with a small college atmosphere.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I enjoy participating in intramural sports, it is a great way to meet people!

    Food and Dining

    Expensive!

    Dorm Life

    They flood at times!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your work early, no procrastinating. It will make your semester go by a lot easier!

    In three sentences

    I would give Eastern an A for atmosphere, it is a very outgoing and fun school. I would give Eastern a B for its lack of organization at times. I would give Eastern a D for its parking accommodations.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    76 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Our school is known for our criminal justice and safety program so you will always be safe here. We have the campus police, state police, county police; what more safety could you ask for. At night, you can call for an escort if needed and they have campus wide text messages or email to notify the students about dangerous situations.

    Greek Life

    It may not be for everyone but its like having a family away from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the Daniel Boone statue that students rub his left boot for good luck (:

    What to do for fun

    At EKU, you can never get bored. There is always something going on from basketball games to intramural sports. There is a club for any and everybody so I am in a couple clubs to match with my major and some just for personal interest. There are many activities off campus like Bowling, the Movies, shopping and eating of course.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. I mean it might not be as good as the home cooked meals some might be used to but, it our chefs know what they are doing. You will never go hungry, there are numerous eating facilities across campus which become very convenient. The hours are nice, even if you wanted a midnight snack our food court is open until 2am.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls here are good. They have nice storage areas for your items and each come with a desk for homework areas. Something that I found helpful is that they have a mini refrigerator in each room so you do not have to buy your own. The hall(s) are quite when need be, the people are great.

    Academic Rigor

    There are numerous places on campus where you can get helped if you need it. You just have to be brave enough to ask for the help, they are waiting with open hands. Yes, the work is challenging in some courses but its worth it in the end. Do your best!

    Tips for prospective students

    There is so many opportunities offered on campus, do not be afraid to take them. Also, know that the professors are here for you and they are willing to help - they want you to succeed. Be open to diversity, not just the color of ones skin but his/her ideas as well. Lastly, get out of your comfort zone. Do something that you wouldn't normally do - find yourself!

    In three sentences

    I strongly believe that Eastern is unbelievable! I have learned so much while attending this university and my thirst for knowledge has expanded. The students, professors, and even the campus atmosphere is very welcoming.

  • 05/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Plenty of great choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't very nice or clean, but it is possible to live in them.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a great school. All the staff is extremely helpful and always willing to work their hardest to help you.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always send out notifications whenever anything is happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students interested in Greek Life.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state price is very high for a small community type college.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. Lots to do off campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Not a big variety of food, but still good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great!!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors and staff are very helpful and small, personal classrooms

    Tips for prospective students

    Greek Life is a big thing at EKU.

    In three sentences

    I love EKU. EKU has a beautiful campus. Multiple clubs and programs that continually benefit the students.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    79 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Parties.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms remind me of a class room.

    Academic Rigor

    I go to an extended campus and some of the classes are hard and some are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to make lasting memories Id advise you to go here.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a really great school. Im a 2nd year student and I really like it. The only problem Ive had with them is that they messed up my financial aid.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    80 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always police patrolling EKU's campus. When there is a crime or a threat of any kind, the school provides notification emails to inform all students of any harmful situations.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is supposedly awesome at EKU. i am not a part of it but, my friends who are enjoy participating very much.

    Clubs and Activities

    EKU has a lot of choices when it comes to clubs and activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like diverse settings love coming to EKU. It is a very accepting and interesting community to be a part of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our campus is beautiful. We have a place called the ravine right in the middle of campus and EKU really keeps everything very clean.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, EKU's tuition is a little high.

    What to do for fun

    Richmond has a really decent surrounding of things to do for fun such as a movie theater, shopping centers, arcades, video game stores, bars and I work at a laser tag and gaming center called Richmond Underground that is a lot of fun! If you don't like any of that and the nightlife here isn't what you want, you can drive 25 minutes to Lexington where there is more-to-do than you'd think!

    Food and Dining

    EKU has a very diverse selection of foods and restaurants to chose from that are on campus as well as in the city of Richmond where EKU is located. I have never had a bad experience as far as campus dining...except maybe my opinion on their prices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at EKU, based on my experience, is amazing! I lived in Walters hall for 2 years and it was always clean and...surprisingly quiet! I rarely heard of too many extreme issues because the school carefully staffs the housing facilities with people who will help make living there a great experience!

    Academic Rigor

    Although rigor is important, it is also important that a college isn't too strict and demanding. At EKU they expect you to be a good student and to earn your degree as any school should. But, they are not authoritarian as far as rigor goes. They are very much authoritative.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT be afraid to ask questions here at EKU. The staff is more than happy to answer any and all questions you may have about... anything! They will always help you when you ask for it and will always find a way for you to succeed when you feel that you cannot overcome obstacles. (Of course, you also have to put effort into your classes and grades!)

    In three sentences

    EKU has a very diverse and exciting environment. EKU offers some of the best educational opportunities in Kentucky regarding classes, professors, and community. EKU as a college is student centered and prepared to help all student succeed; this is one prominent reason why I chose to attend this college.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What's there not to do!

    Food and Dining

    Not the best food, but it's pretty decent. I've worked in the cafeteria, I know all the secrets.

    Dorm Life

    Great programs, and the price is also decent.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a bit tough, but they're just enough to challenge your true ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study! Oh did I forget, study!

    In three sentences

    Eastern is the best experience that I could have after high school. There programs really helped me transition from high school to college. They also have many resources to help me not fail!

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    82 of 97

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Eastern offers many activities for the students such as the presidential picnic, guest speakers, school plays, dance theatre, sporting events, Greek life, and other clubs/events.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered at Eastern is not exactly the healthiest for the students. It does the job and fills up the students stomachs, however there is not much variety in the food, nor is the food beneficial for the students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Eastern is amazing. The rules are realistic, the halls are clean, and the rooms are appropriate for the students. Every floor has a residential advisor. The advisors are there to assist students with issues with their rooms, classes, even personal issues. They advisors hold floor meetings that consists of activities so that the people who lived on their floor may interact and get to know each other. Every dorm is a safe place for the students.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to academics, the material is as easy as the student makes it on themselves. If a student keeps up with their homework, and do their textbook readings, then the classes seem easier. However if a student is sincerely trying and just does not seem to be doing well, Eastern has multiple academic sources that students may resort to for assistance. Resources such as the EKU Gurus, the Noel Studio located in the library, or simply just arranging a meeting with a professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students must be able to put their schoolwork ahead of going out. It is healthy to have a social life, however to avoid academic probation one must make sure their grades are up to par. It is not hard to maintain good grades in college, in order to remain on top of their schoolwork, students should take notes and record lectures in class. Also students should not procrastinate on work, if they do then the work piles up and so does the students anxiety which is unhealthy. Once the student has their grades in order then it is important to interact with students, and to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great school for many people, it is a small sized campus which gives students the opportunity to receive the attention they need from their professors. Eastern also offers many activities for the students on campus, so that the students may feel comfortable on campus and interact with others. Finally Eastern offers much assistance to students dealing with their academics.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are many different exciting food opportunities. In addition to the different food options available, EKU offers many different types of meal plans for students

    Academic Rigor

    The faculty here, always look for different ways to challenge students.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is one of the more affordable universities in Kentucky. EKU isn't so large that you get lost.

    In three sentences

    A welcoming university located in central Kentucky focus on student success. EKU has a very diverse student population with students from all over the world attending college here. With a degree from EKU the future is open to many different possibilities.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    84 of 97

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    What to do for fun

    Many, Many things on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don not live in a dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Eastern is a great school.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great learning experience. It really cares about the students success and education. It has many people dedicated to the students success.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always safe on campus! Day or night!

    Greek Life

    #GoGreek!

    Clubs and Activities

    You are NEVER bored on campus. You will always find something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect school if you're an outgoing or a quiet type of person.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus, but it is up to you to go out and find enjoyment.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is reaalllyyy good. There are many choices to choose from. There are different restaurants on campus and near-by where you can eat for a big discount.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kinda small, but you'll get used to it in a matter of weeks.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here want to make sure you understand everything. They make sure you don't leave the classroom feeling confused.

    In three sentences

    I started here at EKU in Fall of 2013. I love the campus size, classroom sizes, teachers, and most importantly the students here as well. There will always be something to do on and off campus. You're not far from Lexington and Louisville, either. Everyone on campus is here to make sure you become successful. I plan on graduating from here. #ColonelPride

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    utilize your resources such as academic adviser, student handbooks, and professors. It is those resources that are going to lead you in the correct direction for success.

    In three sentences

    I rate EKU 10/10. They have been fabulous in helping me continue my education. They offer continuous support and help to future and current students.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has very few problems. The majority of crime we experience, the few times we experience it) is when cars are broken into, but it is when something is left in the seats and can be seen or the car is unlocked, so just stick your spare stuff in the trunk and nobody will bother with your car.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of the Greek life but from what I have seen of them they are friendly and don't fit the movie stereotype, most of the time they are hosting the activities on campus or doing fundraisers for different charities.

    Clubs and Activities

    A great many clubs and growing. Horseback riding club, Adventure club, Latin American club, Art Student Association (this one I am in), fencing, dance, you name and chances are we have it or will soon.

    Great for these types of students

    Have a love of criminology? We are where they send law enforcement to be trained in Kentucky, my dad and mom trained there, officer and dispatcher respectively.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every now and then there is a huge water balloon war that some of the fraternities and sororities host.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty good priced snack machines, but recommend buying your own snacks at a store. Tuition is a great price. Rent books, which many can be rented at the on campus bookstore. If I lived on campus I would invest in a bike to save money on gas, most places to go off campus are not that far but could still be quite a walk.

    What to do for fun

    Many clubs will have something going on - the Film club will have a film series showing, many different shows happening at the EKU Fine Arts center, plays will be around about 2 times a semester, tennis, soccer,, and baseball fields on campus, rock climbing wall in the gym, movie theater about a 4 minute drive from campus and surrounded with shopping stores - Maurices, TJMaxx, Hastings, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Many options to choose from on campus. The Downstairs Student Center has Grill works, Subway, and a few other choices for quick food, and Upstairs has a buffet with too many choices to list. Also, there are many fast food and restaurants right off of campus - O'charley's, Ryan's, Long John Silver's, Taco Bell, and Wal-Mart for actual food shopping, I have also heard of a great Indian restaurant and a sandwich sort-of-café.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter so I cannot judge on this, but my living-on-campus friends like the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my classes have pertained to studio art so I cannot give a judgment on the entire scope, but the few I have taken outside of my degree had very informative and flexible teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you will be a commuter, like I am, it is best to arrive far earlier before you class starts, especially on the first day because parking spaces go quickly.

    In three sentences

    EKU is a wonderful college in both scenery and people, the campus is kept clean and the people keep it friendly. The faculty and staff are always willing to help, from the amiable parking department to the informative EKUGurus (fellow students in the computer labs who will answer any and all questions, a friend of mine has tested this). the best thing about EKU is that it is small enough to prevent a student from becoming herded like cattle but is big enough to present many opportunities ( such as a myriad of choices for studying abroad, groups to join, and just fun activities to do).

  • 11/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Emergency Stations littered across campus and campus security is always within site.

    Greek Life

    Greeks here are very genial. I am a Greek alumni and felt welcome here as a transfer student.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for literally every interest one could have. Not only are there recreational clubs, but also ones to help prepare you for your career of choice.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone seeking a large school but still wanting individual attention from professors. It is large enough to remain anonymous, but small enough for professors to know you on a first name basis.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of Daniel Boone on campus and it is customary to rub his foot for good luck as you pass by.

    Bang for the buck

    EKU has an absolutely gorgeous campus!! It lies in the center of the Bluegrass. The beautiful scenery makes the long treks across campus worthwhile.

    What to do for fun

    Any sporting event is guaranteed fun! EKU supports all of their student athletes and has great pride in their athletics. Join clubs and organizations that suit your hobbies/interests

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but have not heard bad things about living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Not as rigorous as a private liberal arts school, but difficult enough to keep me focused and working hard without suffering from a stress overload.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Do not assume that it will be as simple as high school. College courses are much more rigorous and require dedication and diligence. -Get immersed in the campus and utilize every resource available to you (especially the free ones) -Do not be intimidated by your professors. Get to know them --they are there to help you succeed

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University provided me with the ideal college experience I had been searching for. There are so many factors that make EKU an outstanding learning institution. The environment here is one that will encourage each and every student to strive for success.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe! Police are located on campus and a little ways down the road.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable. You can work off your tuition by working on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different activities or groups to get involved in. There is a little bit of everything for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different food options on campus. Whether you want to sit down and eat or just pick up a quick snack on your way to class you've got it. The food is delicious and authentic.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are awesome! You get to live on your own and you can really mature on your own too. The residence halls have friendly staff to help you along the way.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are difficult but your professors are always there to help you pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you keep on track with your studies and get involved in as many activities on campus as possible.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus that is very busy at times. Faculty and staff are always there to help. The campus is beautiful and has a little something for everyone.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 97

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The shutlle, police escorts, and patrolling make everyone feel safe on EKU's campus.

    Greek Life

    AWESOME!!!! I am a member of Alpha Gamma Delta!! Love my sisters!!

    Clubs and Activities

    EKU has MANY to choose from. There is no reason every student cannot get involved in something productive.

    Great for these types of students

    self motivated, academically oriented, those who want to be successful

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The statue of Daniel Boone, rub his foot for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    I like the 'small town atmosphere' here in Richmond. I believe I will be staying close by even after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    Eastern Kenutcky University social life is exciting with sports activities to watch, inter-mural activities that involve everyone, not just those on the school teams and Greek life is available for those who are interested.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are very affordable and appetizing. There is always a selection to choose from and hours are flexible at many locations.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in two dorms and have felt like family in both of these situations. The people I have met will be part of my life forever.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is demanding, but I feel it is preparing me for a career that will provide me with much success.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research each college you are interested in, make connections, ask questions! There is nothing you can ask that is not important.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University has been an amazing experience. The academic expectations I came with have certainly been fulfilled. I have no worries about not being prepared for any future prospect I may encounter.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't live on campus. There's probably a lot of fun activities though! Like joining a sorority.

    Food and Dining

    I don't live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are amazing. They help you out so much in ways that never leave you feeling confused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to this college! You won't regret it. It's a great community for all.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University has made it an easy transition from high school to college for me. Offering the Danville campus has saved me money. And I didn't have to move away from home just yet, so I'm content.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not a safer place in America

    Greek Life

    Dumb

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of fun activities going on all of the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who have millions and are looking to spend it all on school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The house beside Keene Hall is where it all goes down if your looking to have fun walk on in. The door is almost always open.

    Bang for the buck

    Nothing is worth the amount of money this place has cost me. I will be in debt for the rest of my life.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of school activities always going on. If you need something to do walk around campus for a while and you will find something.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great as well. Couldn't ask for anything more in this department.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great for the two years that they make you live in the dorm in order to take more of your money.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not hard to succeed in class. It is hard to get signed up for that class without getting charged for 25 extra fees on top of tuition

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan before you come to college. Don't listen to anyone that works for the school. Only take advise for successful alumni.

    In three sentences

    This school is great for someone who wants to constantly worry about college stealing money from you. If you want help from your advisors you're out of luck. If you have a little money or a lot of money they will figure out a way to take it all from you.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is not much of a variety and the hours are not reasonable for weekends.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Commonwealth Hall at EKU. I do not know how the other residence halls are here but this one is the oldest and it really needs work. It is gross.

    Academic Rigor

    EKU professors grade their students by the work they have actually learned and not by the work they have done.

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a very good college. I can tell EKU focuses on their students rather than the money they gain from the students.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ravine is the best. It's an outdoor arena that people just hang out in during the warm days at school. There are events there too. Classes will sometimes meet out there, as well. Its lovely.

    What to do for fun

    SO many clubs and events to participate in around campus. Movies, plays, concerts. Faith activities. There really is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options from general dining to cafes, to fast food. There really is some sort of food on campus for everyone and tons of places to eat right down the street from school.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard good things. Dorms aren't too nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the professor. I have had easy classes and TOUGH classes. Study and you'll be ok, of course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always use ratemyprofessor when registering for classes. Don't be afraid of online classes. Don't be afraid to explore your major...you may change your mind three times.

    In three sentences

    Once you find professors you click with, school becomes so much more interesting and beneficial for you.The campus is wonderful with plenty of places to enjoy sun in the summer and spring and lovely warm places for cooler weather and the library is one of the best places to study. There are always events to keep you busy and having fun.

  • 07/03/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There are very low crime rates, and even if you didn't feel safe there are many police boxes stationed across the campus so you'll never feel alone when you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just about anyone could fit, there are a wide variety of clubs and even if there wasn't something that interested for you then there is always the option of creating your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    EKU isn't a huge school. It's a great campus if you come from a small town and want to keep it that way. You'll feel close to home.

    Bang for the buck

    Colllege can be rather expensive, and the only hope to really survive through it is with scholarships or saved up money. Tutuion for a year isn't too expensive unlike other schools, you'll also get a free membership to their fitness and wellness facility, which can be of your use if interested.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of places to eat. Not only is there the Powell Building, which serves in buffet style there are also other places to eat. Such as in the downstaires Powell, there are fast food locations and there is also a Starbucks located on campus. So, there won't be a day you'll go with the same boring food.

    Dorm Life

    There are various residence halls located on campus. There is even a new one that has just been built. I've stayed in Sullivan a few times, andthe rooms were decent sized. They aren't huge but not small enough to where you feel crowded. By staying in a Dorm you'll become close to those around you and be able to make new and lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    They have a variety of classes and majors/minors that could interest just about anybody. Everyone is bound to find something that will spark their line of interest. The teachers are always there and will help you the best of their disposal.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most imporant thing that will best benifit you, is to show up to class! Sure in college you have a lot more freedom, but you are here with a purpose. Education. The most important tip for any prospective student is to SHOW UP to class. But don't dedicate youself %100 to your school work, also make time for fun. Manage your time wisely and don't overwork yourself.

  • 07/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    EKU's dining services are amazing, the cafeteria is always clean and organized along with having a great choice of foods ranging from top dining upstairs to classic restaurants like Chick-fil-a downstairs.

    Dorm Life

    I lived at home but initially stayed at the dorms with friends through the year many times, it was nothing less than a blast! All of your friends are in the same building, theres always someone to see or something to do!

    Academic Rigor

    Throughout my education I have learned that studying is the most important thing you need to do to be successful. There is no reason that anyone should receive a low grade as all the staff and resources at EKU are there simply to help the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head up and always believe in yourself, there will be times when you want to drop out or give up but it gets easier down the road. It will be well worth it when you can hold your degree in your hands. Use all the resources around you, they are there for a reason!

    In three sentences

    Eastern Kentucky University is a great college as they care about their students needs and pursued careers. EKU takes great honor in the way their classes are set up and the way students have became successful through the variety of programs that are offered. I wouldn't choose any other college for Forensic Science as EKU has a very renowned program along with many other clubs and opportunities for students to meet new people and reach their dreams.

  • 08/05/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities on campus. For religious students, there are several Christian groups as well as Muslim and Mormon groups. Sports are a big thing, especially basketball and football. The international community is quite active on campus and holds many events. There is really something for everyone to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Eastern Kentucky University is fairly aclectic and that makes it great for any type of student. The school isn't too big to be intimidating but big enough to accommodate many different majors and extracurricular activities. There is a large international community on campus also.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many schools, EKU is very affordable and if you are able to get a merit scholarship, it is even more so. This is one of the best reasons to keep grades and test scores high. The school has a very nice campus and enough amenities to be worth what you put into it.

    Food and Dining

    There are a number of places to get food on campus but because EKU is situated right inside of Richmond, it may be cheaper to eat off campus than on.

    Academic Rigor

    Eastern's academic performance seems to be fairly good. Its best programs are criminal justice, fire safety, and related fields. It is one of the best programs in the country for these majors so if you are interested in one of those, EKU is definitely a place you should check out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are still in high school and nearby, look into the dual enrollment program. It will give you a feel for the campus and if EKU is the place for you. If it isn't, you will still save some money on tuition as most classes are transferable. Scholarships for the program are available too.