Tuition & Fees

$7,796

$18,704

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

400-499
100%
600-699
2%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
8%
18-23
37%
12-17
42%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
34%
12-17
54%
6-11
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
47%
12-17
44%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 944
Declined + 1,134
Total Received 2,078
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Public

1,757

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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Location

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 1,925
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)

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Frankfort, KY

916-acre campus in Frankfort (population: 27,885), 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

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
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

400-499
100%
600-699
2%
500-599
29%
400-499
45%
300-399
22%
200-299
2%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
3%
24-29
8%
18-23
37%
12-17
42%
6-11
10%
30-36
1%
24-29
10%
18-23
34%
12-17
54%
6-11
1%
24-29
9%
18-23
47%
12-17
44%

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

45%

acceptance rate

Accepted 944
Declined + 1,134
Total Received 2,078

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$12,829

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,406
Room & board $6,690
Additional fees $390
Books & supplies $650
Total $15,136
Average Financial Aid - $12,829
Total with Avg. Aid $2,307

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,457,387
State $885,126
Institutional $2,894,417
Other external $323,182
Total $8,560,112

Non-need-based

Federal
State $66,352
Institutional $443,468
Other external $130,400
Total $640,220
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 502 597-5960
F: 502 597-5950

Financial Aid Officer

Russelle Keese
Director of Financial Aid
russelle.keese@kysu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Cheerleading

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Athletic Directors

William Graham (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Applied Information Technology
Aquaculture/Aquatic Sciences
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Child Development/Family
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Computer Science Gaming
Computer Science Technology
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
General Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Behavioral Science
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Liberal Studies
Management
Mass Communication/Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Music Performance
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Physical Education
Physical Education/Health
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Social Work
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Liberal Arts
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,925

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,757
students

Female
60%
1,048

Male
40%
709

9%

168
students

Female
52%
88

Male
48%
80

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

63%

1,122
students

Female
56%
622

Male
44%
500

37%

635
students

Female
68%
426

Male
32%
209

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
48%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
18%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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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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