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Eastern Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Eastern? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,215 out of 10,215 applicants or 71% were admitted making Eastern a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Eastern Kentucky University typically accepts and attracts B average high school students. Only 39% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 6,036 4,179 10,215
Accepted 4,383 2,832 7,215
Acceptance Rate 73% 68% 71%
Enrolled 1,610 1,184 2,794
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 42% 39%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Eastern Kentucky University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Eastern regularly accepts students with ACTs of 19 and above. 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 98 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Eastern Kentucky University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 835. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. 4 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 950 1180
SAT Reading 480 600
SAT Math 470 570
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 18 25
ACT Math 17 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >81%
22 to 25 Avg + 71%-81%
19 to 22 Avg - 59%-71%
16 to 19 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 16 Low <46%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >81%
1065 to 1180 Avg + 71%-81%
950 to 1065 Avg - 59%-71%
835 to 950 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 835 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Eastern accepts 71% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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