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Tuition & Fees

$11,405

$24,729

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1
18

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,930
Declined + 5,747
Total Received 20,677
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Public

22,705

undergraduate students

7,022

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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Codes

SAT 1837
ACT 1554

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School Facts

University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is a public land grant institution. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, 75 miles from Cincinnati.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 29,727
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Lexington, KY

779-acre campus in Lexington (population: 308,428), 75 miles from both Cincinnati and Louisville. Served by air and bus; train serves Naysville (40 miles). School operates campus shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Kentucky
101 Main Building
Lexington, KY 40506

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 18% of male students
 
19 sororities 30% of female students

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,930
Declined + 5,747
Total Received 20,677

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Don Witt
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management
P: 866 900-4685
F: 859 257-3823
admissions@uky.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
riflery
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Southeastern Conference (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Wildcats
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Biotechnology
Agricultural Economics
Analytics
Animal Science
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History/Visual Studies
Art Studio
Arts Administration
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese Language/Literature
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Leadership/Management
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Community/Leadership Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Dentistry
Dietetics
Diplomacy/International Commerce
Early Elementary Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental/Sustainability Studies
Equine Science/Management
Family Science
Finance
Food Science
Foreign Language/International Economics
Forestry
French
Gender/Women's Studies
Geography
Geological Sciences
German
Health Administration
Health Promotion
Health/Society/Populations
History
Hospitality Management/Tourism
Human Health Sciences
Human Nutrition
Information Communication Technology
Integrated Strategic Communication
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Interior Design
International Studies
Japanese Language/Literature
Journalism
Kinesiology Education
Landscape Architecture
Law
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Mathematical Economics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Medicine
Merchandising/Apparel/Textiles
Middle Level Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Resources/Environmental Science
Nursing
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Russian Studies
Secondary English Education
Secondary Science Education
Secondary Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education/Learning/Behavior Disorders
Special Education/Moderate/Severe Disability
Theatre
Topical Studies
Toxicology
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Undergraduate

76%

22,705
students

Female
53%
12,069

Male
47%
10,636

Graduate

24%

7,022
students

Female
56%
3,937

Male
44%
3,085

undergraduateFull-time

93%

21,199
students

Female
54%
11,339

Male
46%
9,860

undergraduatePart-time

7%

1,506
students

Female
49%
730

Male
51%
776

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
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

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

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

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

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

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