Chances of getting into Eastern Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
87.3%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Kentucky University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery 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.

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Eastern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1190
Applicants Submitting SAT
6%
SAT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 600
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1190
Average SAT Score 1110

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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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Kentucky University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Eastern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
97%
ACT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Kentucky University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.22
Typical High School Grades
B

You will need about average high school grades to get into Eastern Kentucky University. 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.

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High School Class Rank

77% of Eastern Kentucky University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Eastern Kentucky University students
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%

Admission Statistics

Eastern Kentucky University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,690 3,427 9,117
Accepted 4,987 2,971 7,958
Acceptance Rate 88% 87% 87%
Enrolled 1,446 980 2,426
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 29% 33% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
68

Applicants have 68 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Eastern before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Kentucky University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Eastern Kentucky University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Eastern Kentucky University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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