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Eastern Kentucky University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 2,498 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 39 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

58% Women
42% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Ohio Valley Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $121,190)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $64,637)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 73 66 - Yes
Baseball 35 - - Yes
Basketball 13 15 - Yes
Football 102 - - Yes
Golf 10 10 - Yes
Soccer - 24 - Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Tennis 8 7 - Yes
Volleyball - 12 - Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.4%
Hispanic 1.1%
Non-resident alien 0.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.5%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 88.7%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 32
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 10
Property Crime 62

Notable Alumni

  • Dan Mason, President of CBS Radio
  • Lee Majors, actor "Six Million Dollar Man"
  • Roy Kidd, Eighth winningest coach in college football history, two-time NCAA National Champion in 1979 and 1982
  • Josh Anderson, Cincinnati Reds center fielder
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from Ludlow, KY
  • 5
  • 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…

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  • Molly from Pikeville, KY
  • 4
  • 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…

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  • Allison from London, KY
  • 3
  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jessica from Brookville, OH
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy the dining hall on campus; they offer made to order Mongolian, pasta and sandwiches. They have a salad bar and a pizza bar and offer comfort foods and have a grille. They also have subway, chick fil a, grille works and a made to order salad bar on campus.

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  • 3
  • Kristen from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    EKU has several different food options for students. The Fresh Food Company provides Upstairs Powell, the main dining cafeteria for students, with delicious food such as pizza, pasta, salad, grilled food, and home cooking. There are many different options daily. If you're in more of a hurry and need a quick fix, Downstairs Powell is the place for you. Twisted Taco, The WEDGE, Chick-fil-A, Grill Works, and Subway are open all day every day to provide a delicious meal for students. Other places on campus include Cuisine, Einstein Bagels, Starbucks, and Stratton Cafe. EKU also offers a small store called P.O.D. located in both the Business Center and Downstairs Powell.

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  • 3
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    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.

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  • 4
  • lauren from Richmond, KY
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Juana from Clay City, KY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    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.

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  • 3
  • Courtney from Lexington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 4
  • Emilie from Whitesburg, KY
  • I am a current student here

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kristen from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life isn't for everyone but at EKU, all students are encouraged to go through recruitment. Greek life offers a sense of community with all of the sororities and fraternities. Keep an open mind and be willing to put yourself out there. Greek Life helps to influence the woman or man that you are and encourages you to better yourself while representing an organization bigger than yourself.

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  • 0
  • Lily G
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Tabitha from GEORGETOWN, KY
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Lacey from Richmond, KY
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 0
  • Bernadette
  • I am a current student here

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

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