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Tuition

$11,064

$22,150

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,655
Declined + 6,147
Total Received 18,802
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  18

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Biology
  3. Marketing
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School Facts

University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is a public land grant institution that prepares students for an increasingly diverse and technological world. As one of only seven universities in the nation with colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine, and pharmacy all on one campus, the University of Kentucky offers a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs, many with national prominence. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, 75 miles from Cincinnati.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 28,034
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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Codes

SAT 1837
ACT 1554

Social Networks

Public

20,827

undergraduate students

7,207

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
200-299
-1%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
-1%
30-36
26%
24-29
39%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
48%
18-23
32%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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Lexington, KY

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Lexington, KY

779-acre campus in Lexington (population: 301,569), 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
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 16% of male students
 
19 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
32%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
88%
Bottom 1/2
12%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
22%
500-599
46%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
200-299
-1%
700-800
10%
600-699
28%
500-599
42%
400-499
18%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
6%
600-699
24%
500-599
47%
400-499
21%
300-399
3%
200-299
-1%
30-36
26%
24-29
39%
18-23
33%
12-17
3%
6-11
-1%
Below 6
0
30-36
14%
24-29
48%
18-23
32%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

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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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,655
Declined + 6,147
Total Received 18,802

Admissions Contact

Don Witt
Director of Admissions
P: 866 900-4685
F: 859 257-3823
admissions@uky.edu

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
Agricultural Education/Communications/Leadership
Animal Science
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Art Studio
Arts Administration
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems/Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classics
Communications
Communications Disorders
Computer Science
Decision Science/Information Systems
Dentistry
Dietetics
Diplomacy/International Commerce
Early Elementary Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
Family/Consumer Sciences
Finance
Food Science
Foreign Language/International Economics
Forestry
French
Geography
Geological Sciences
German
Health Administration
Health Promotion
Health Services Management
History
Hospitality Management/Tourism
Human Nutrition
Integrated Strategic Communication
Interdisciplinary Childhood Education
Interior Design
Journalism
Kinesiology
Kinesiology Education
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Law
Linguistics
Management
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Merchandising/Apparel/Textiles
Middle School Education
Mining Engineering
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Resource Conservation/Management
Nursing
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Plant/Soil Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Russian/Eastern European Studies
Secondary English Education
Secondary Foreign Language Education
Secondary Mathematics Education
Secondary Science Education
Secondary Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education/Learning/Behavior Disorders
Special Education/Moderate/Severe Disability
Telecommunications
Theatre
Toxicology
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Undergraduate

74%

20,827
students

Female
50%
10,504

Male
50%
10,323

Graduate

26%

7,207
students

Female
56%
4,055

Male
44%
3,152

undergraduateFull-time

92%

19,178
students

Female
51%
9,733

Male
49%
9,445

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,649
students

Female
47%
771

Male
53%
878

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
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

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s)
Interview
Standardized test scores
Essay or personal statement

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Spring: December 1

Summer: April 15

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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