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Discover your true calling at EKU. Choose from a variety of in-demand and nationally recognized academic programs, from associate to doctoral degrees. 

The School of Opportunity

At Eastern Kentucky University, we take pride in providing an excellent educational experience for students from all walks of life. With comfortable and convenient campus housing options, competitive financial aid packages, and an abundance of student life experiences, you are sure to find your place at EKU.
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Virtual Tour

Experience EKU at your convenience using our Virtual Tour. You’ll find information about campus housing, academic buildings, athletic facilities and so much more. After taking the virtual tour, be sure to schedule a time to visit campus and apply for admission.


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EKU Stories

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EKU Launches Feasibility Study for a College of Osteopathic Medicine

As the School of Opportunity, EKU is committed to meeting the rising health care needs in the state by seeking to introduce a new and cost-effective medical education program in Kentucky.

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Celebrating 150 Years of Teaching on The Campus Beautiful

Since 1874, the Campus Beautiful has served the Commonwealth, preparing students to make a difference in their communities as teachers, healthcare professionals, social workers, business leaders, first responders, pilots and more. 

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Eastern Kentucky University Ranked Among “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges” by Washington Monthly

According to Washington Monthly, schools in this category were “ranked according to how well they help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.” 

A graduate taking a picture following Eastern Kentucky University's Fall 2023 Commencement.

2023 Fall Commencement

Congratulations Fall 2023 graduates! We celebrated over 1,300 graduates during two fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 2. Classmates, friends and families gathered in the Baptist Health Arena at Alumni Coliseum to honor graduates from the university’s six academic colleges.

Graduates—welcome to the Eternal Colonels family; we wish you the best in your future endeavors! Enjoy these celebratory moments from the fall commencement ceremonies, captured by Ben Keeling.

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2023 Big E Welcome

Big E Welcome is the premier event for all first-year students to make their debut to an exceptional Eastern Experience. It’s one of the EKU traditions you’ll remember for a lifetime: five days before classes kick off to see the hype for yourself, explore campus, make connections with other first-year students, meet your support network at EKU and settle into your new home.