Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

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).

Tuition & Fees

$7,700

$18,314

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
47%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
32%
12-17
51%
6-11
9%
24-29
5%
18-23
26%
12-17
69%
24-29
7%
18-23
36%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,742
Declined + 418
Total Received 2,160
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Public

2,029

undergraduate students

142

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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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 2,171
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: 27,621), 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
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
18%
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 4% of male students
 
5 sororities 3% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
4%
500-599
27%
400-499
47%
300-399
21%
200-299
1%
500-599
40%
400-499
20%
300-399
40%
30-36
1%
24-29
7%
18-23
32%
12-17
51%
6-11
9%
24-29
5%
18-23
26%
12-17
69%
24-29
7%
18-23
36%
12-17
56%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
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

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,742
Declined + 418
Total Received 2,160

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Damien Hodge
The B.R.E.D.S. Office
P: 877 367-5978
F: 502 597-5814
admissions@kysu.edu

Financial Aid

70%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,105

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,700
Room & board $6,690
Books & supplies $1,300
Total $15,690
Average Financial Aid - $13,105
Total with Avg. Aid $2,585

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,213,074
State $1,013,252
Institutional $2,421,501
Other external $305,187
Total $8,953,014

Non-need-based

Federal $6,195
State $83,746
Institutional $660,686
Other external $112,326
Total $862,953
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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

Etienne Thomas (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

2,171

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

2,029
students

Female
57%
1,152

Male
43%
877

7%

142
students

Female
54%
77

Male
46%
65

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

56%

1,156
students

Female
55%
631

Male
45%
525

44%

873
students

Female
60%
521

Male
40%
352

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
51%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
10%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

819%

Transfer applicants accepted

73%

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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