Tuition & Fees

$7,754

$18,056

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,796
Declined + 2,972
Total Received 4,768
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Public

1,433

undergraduate students

153

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

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
55%
300-399
27%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
27%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
55%
300-399
27%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
38%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
42%
12-17
44%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
57%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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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 1,586
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: 27,453), 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
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
37%
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
3%
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

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
55%
300-399
27%
700-800
0
600-699
9%
500-599
55%
400-499
27%
300-399
9%
700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
18%
400-499
55%
300-399
27%
30-36
2%
24-29
14%
18-23
43%
12-17
38%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
42%
12-17
44%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
57%
12-17
32%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
April 1
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

Very Selective

37%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,796
Declined + 2,972
Total Received 4,768

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Carmella Conner
Director of Academic and Financial Success
P: 877 367-5978
F: 502 597-5814
admissions@kysu.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,197,594
State $864,204
Institutional $2,720,309
Other external $270,337
Total $8,052,444

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $65,505
Institutional $842,173
Other external $32,599
Total $940,277

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%

1,433
students

Female
59%
839

Male
41%
594

Graduate

10%

153
students

Female
54%
83

Male
46%
70

undergraduateFull-time

76%

1,100
students

Female
59%
640

Male
41%
460

undergraduatePart-time

24%

333
students

Female
60%
199

Male
40%
134

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
51%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
24%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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 Some
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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