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Chances of getting into Eastern Kentucky University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
98%
Admission Difficulty for Eastern Kentucky University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Eastern and can I get accepted?

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.

Testing Requirements

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.

Eastern SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
950-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
6%
SAT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1060

SAT Scores you need to get in

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Eastern Kentucky University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >99%
1060 to 1170 Avg + 98%-99%
950 to 1060 Avg - 96%-98%
840 to 950 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 840 Low <93%
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Eastern ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
97%
ACT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Eastern Kentucky University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

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 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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Eastern Kentucky University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
25 and Above Good >99%
22 to 25 Avg + 98%-99%
19 to 22 Avg - 96%-98%
16 to 19 Reach 93%-96%
Less than 16 Low <93%
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Eastern GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.39
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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's for admitted Eastern Kentucky University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.26% Good
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

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High School Class Rank

69% 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 16%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 69%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Eastern Kentucky University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,984 3,222 9,206
Accepted 5,886 3,131 9,017
Acceptance Rate 98% 97% 98%
Enrolled 1,402 869 2,271
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 28% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
291

Applicants have 291 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Eastern Kentucky University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Eastern Kentucky University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Eastern Kentucky University Application 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.

FAQs

Does Eastern Kentucky University prefer SAT or ACT?

6% of students submit their SAT scores to Eastern. 97% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Eastern Kentucky University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Eastern Kentucky University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Eastern Kentucky University?

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.