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Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University as viewed from overhead, Keen Johnson building.


Welcome to The Campus Beautiful. We’re glad you’re here.

Eastern Kentucky University is a student-centered university that has provided more than a century of distinguished service to Kentucky, as well as life-changing opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Colonels.

From our rich history and state-of-the-art facilities to our pristine green spaces and welcoming community, you’ll find a lot to love while you’re here. Enjoy your visit.

EKU Student Ambassadors smiling - link to admissions

Admissions Welcome Center and Visitor Information

Whitlock Building
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Special tours and events pre-scheduled or by appointment
Alumni Coliseum ticket office - link to EKU Athletics Ticket Office

EKU Athletics Ticket Office

Eerdman Olympic Sports Training Center (Old Campus Rec)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Link to the parking and transportation office in Commonwealth, the tallest building on the EKU campus

EKU Parking and Transportation Services

Commonwealth Hall, 2nd Floor, Suite A
859-629-PARK (7275)
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Turner Gate - Link to a Virtual Tour

EKU Virtual Tour

Welcome to Eastern Kentucky University’s Virtual Campus Experience. If it’s on campus, it’s only a few clicks away. From academics to unique college traditions, the virtual tour showcases the student experience – before you ever step foot on campus.

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About EKU

With roots dating back to 1874, and from its establishment in 1906 as a normal school that prepared schoolteachers, Eastern Kentucky University has grown to provide nearly 100 in-demand degree programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels with dozens of concentrations.

Today, the university’s approximately 17,000 students come from every U.S. state and dozens of countries. EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and dozens of individual programs of study are professionally accredited by some of the nation’s leading councils and industry groups. Additionally, EKU is the region’s premier School of Opportunity; more than half of EKU’s student body are first-generation students, low-income students or both.

Fast Facts

  • 16,881 total enrollment
  • 14,293 undergrad enrollment
  • 2,629 first-time freshmen
  • 56.82% female, 43.18% male
  • 11.08% students of color
  • 3.34 average GPA
  • Students from all 50 states and 36 countries
  • 16:1 student-faculty ratio
  • Nearly 100 programs of study with dozens of concentrations
  • 230 student organizations

See What Programs We Offer

  • With nearly 100 majors to choose from, we have a field of study for you. Check out our program list.

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