The acceptance rate at Eastern is 98%. It ranks #28 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Eastern Kentucky University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 9,017 out of 9,206 applicants were admitted.
The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent (SAT 950/1170 ACT 19/25). Eastern Kentucky University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.39. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The Eastern application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jul 15.
You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Eastern Kentucky University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||950|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1060
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Kentucky University?
Eastern Kentucky University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1060 out of 1600. Eastern ranks #12 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 6 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||18|
|ACT Math 25th||17|
|ACT Composite 25th||19|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||25|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||22
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Eastern?
Admission data indicates that Eastern regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 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.
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What GPA do you need to get into Eastern Kentucky University?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Eastern. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Eastern Kentucky University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Eastern accepts 98% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||26.0%||Avg +|
|3.50 to 3.74||18.66%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.49||14.69%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||11.0%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||14.83%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||7.26%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||0.31%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
69% 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||16%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||69%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||24%||28%||25%|
Applicants have 291 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern Kentucky University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
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.
98% of those who apply are granted admission to Eastern. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1170. 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 19 and 25. 97% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.