|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Eastern and can I get accepted? The school has a 87% acceptance rate ranking it #20 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,958 out of 9,117 applicants were admitted making Eastern Kentucky University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 53 percent. Eastern Kentucky University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Eastern, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||510|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1020|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||600|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1190|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Kentucky University?
Eastern Kentucky University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1190 and Above||Good||>92%|
|1105 to 1190||Avg +||87%-92%|
|1020 to 1105||Avg -||80%-87%|
|935 to 1020||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 935||Low||<70%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Eastern?
Admission data indicates that Eastern regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 97 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Kentucky University.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>92%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||87%-92%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||80%-87%|
|17 to 20||Reach||70%-80%|
|Less than 17||Low||<70%|
What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Kentucky University?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Eastern. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Kentucky University was 3.22 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #17 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.22 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Eastern accepts 87% of all applicants.
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
77% of Eastern Kentucky University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||0%|
|Top 25% of class||37%|
|Top 50% of class||77%|
|Bottom 50% of class||23%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||29%||33%||30%|
Applicants have 297 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Kentucky University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156620 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Kentucky University.
6% of students submit their SAT scores to Eastern. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
87% of those who apply are granted admission to Eastern. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1020 and 1190. 6% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.