Tuition & Fees

$7,796

$18,704

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,057
Declined + 946
Total Received 2,003
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Public

1,568

undergraduate students

168

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Arts
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 1368
ACT 1516

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
11%
400-499
67%
300-399
22%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
40%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
10%
18-23
39%
12-17
42%
6-11
5%
Below 6
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
53%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%
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School Facts

Kentucky State University, founded in 1886, is a public university of liberal studies. Its 915-acre campus is located in Frankfort, 25 miles west of Lexington and 53 miles east of Louisville. The university is an 1890 Land Grant and Historically Black College/University (HBCU).

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,736
Established in 1886
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Frankfort, KY

916-acre campus in Frankfort (population: 27,557), 27 miles west of Lexington and 50 miles from Louisville. Air and bus serve Lexington and Louisville; train serves Cincinnati (65 miles).

Kentucky State University
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
82%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
7 fraternities 2% of male students
 
5 sororities 4% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
4%
Top 1/4
26%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
10%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
11%
400-499
67%
300-399
22%
500-599
10%
400-499
50%
300-399
40%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
10%
18-23
39%
12-17
42%
6-11
5%
Below 6
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
34%
12-17
53%
30-36
1%
24-29
12%
18-23
50%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
July 31
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,057
Declined + 946
Total Received 2,003

Admissions Factors

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Alice Watson
Acting Director of Admissions
P: 877 367-5978
F: 502 597-5814
admissions@kysu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,078,099
State $959,515
Institutional $3,146,272
Other external $374,856
Total $8,558,742

Non-need-based

Federal
State $68,750
Institutional $612,139
Other external $112,939
Total $793,828

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Thorobreds/Thorobrettes
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Art
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Drafting/Design Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics/Communications Engineering
Elementary Education
English Language/Literature
Environmental Studies
Human Development/Family Studies
Information Technology
Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science
Journalism
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nursing/R.N.
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Social Science
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
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Undergraduate

90%

1,568
students

Female
61%
956

Male
39%
612

Graduate

10%

168
students

Female
55%
92

Male
45%
76

undergraduateFull-time

66%

1,049
students

Female
58%
600

Male
42%
449

undergraduatePart-time

34%

519
students

Female
69%
356

Male
31%
163

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
47%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

52%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 3
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Ghana
Nigeria
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Yolanda Benson
502 597-5795
yolanda.benson@kysu.edu

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