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Eastern Kentucky University is committed to helping all students fulfill their dreams of earning a degree. The following information will assist students who plan to return to Eastern Kentucky University to navigate the reapplication process. Students must apply for readmission if they previously attended Eastern Kentucky University and meet the following conditions: Have attended another institution since leaving Eastern Kentucky University, and Last attended Eastern Kentucky University during a term that ended at least 24 months before the term applying to attend.
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education, and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth.
Situated near the Bluegrass's heart, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make Cincinnati's metropolitan areas, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the convenient west distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.
Richmond, the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for university students. It boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events, and activities, and many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, the birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state.
Within its statutory responsibilities, Eastern Kentucky University seeks to provide intellectual and cultural opportunities that will develop habits of scholarship and intellectual curiosity, provide a deep understanding of American democracy and the citizen's role in maintaining its strength and vitality, impart an understanding of humans and their aspirations, enable effective and efficient communication, and prepare productive and responsible citizens. The University will remain responsive and flexible in order to serve in unique and needed ways.
Within these general responsibilities and purposes, the University is dedicated to three specific functions -- high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and emphasize the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University sought to offer quality instruction at various degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. The research seeks to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and support the primary function of teaching.
Eastern Kentucky University's distinguished faculty and professional staff are committed to helping you discover your path to a challenging and rewarding academic experience. Critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills are paramount for attaining future career goals. Helping students fully develop these skills is central to the academic programs at EKU, where learning occurs in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Additionally, study abroad opportunities abound at EKU. You'll discover a wide variety of courses to include language and culture, business, literature and the arts, science and social science, philosophy and religion, and many others. You can also earn while you learn through EKU's accredited Co-op and Internship Program. One of only 12 accredited programs in the nation, students gain real-world career experience while earning academic credit that fits many degree programs. Hundreds of students take advantage of these opportunities each semester.
You will also benefit from learning in some of the most advanced academic facilities available anywhere. Our new Science Building and the Business & Technology complex are just two examples of EKU's state-of-the-art learning venues. Live well in EKU's on-campus housing, which includes a new suite-style residence hall for upper-level students and the unique Greek Towers. You can also connect with other students who share similar interests by joining one of EKU's many Living and Learning Communities.
As a graduate student at EKU, you will be mentored in a community of scholars, scientists, and artists who will help you engage in various collaborative projects across disciplines.
We are so excited you have chosen EKU for your college experience. Your first year is an exciting time of new opportunities and beginnings. The Office of Student Life and First-Year Experience serves to help you connect to EKU inside and outside the classroom, and empower you with experiences and resources to make your first year a powerful, engaging experience.

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