Tuition & Fees

$12,070

$28,902

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
17%
500-599
51%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
18%
500-599
38%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
30-36
28%
24-29
37%
18-23
30%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
20%
24-29
45%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,156
Declined + 4,497
Total Received 22,653
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Public

22,425

undergraduate students

7,040

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Biology
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 1837
ACT 1554

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Location

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 29,465
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: 321,959), 75 miles from both Cincinnati and Louisville. Served by air and bus; train serves Maysville (40 miles). School operates campus shuttle. Public transportation serves campus.

University of Kentucky
101 Main Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 19% of male students
 
19 sororities 31% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
17%
500-599
51%
400-499
20%
300-399
1%
700-800
17%
600-699
18%
500-599
38%
400-499
26%
300-399
1%
700-800
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
30-36
28%
24-29
37%
18-23
30%
12-17
5%
30-36
15%
24-29
47%
18-23
31%
12-17
7%
30-36
20%
24-29
45%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,156
Declined + 4,497
Total Received 22,653

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 859 257-3172
F: 859 257-4398

Financial Aid Officer

Nimmi Wiggins
Director, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
nwiggin@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

Club Sports - Men's

Aikido, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Disc Golf, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Handball, Ice Hockey, In-Line Skating, Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Aikido, Cricket, Cycling, Dance, Disk Golf, Dressage, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Handball, Ice Hockey, In-Line Skating, Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Rugby, Skiing, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swing Dance, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Inner-Tube Water Polo, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, Tug-Of-War, Turkey Trot, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Mitch Barnhart (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Sandy Bell (women's)
Executive Associate Athletics Director/student Athlete Services/swa
email

Athletic Facts

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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural/Medical Biotechnology
Agriculture
Animal Sciences
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History/Visual Studies
Art Studio
Arts Administration
Biology
Biomedical Engineering
Biosystems Engineering
Career/Technical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Clinical Leadership/Management
Communication
Communication Science/Disorders
Communication Sciences/Disorders
Community/Leadership Development
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Dentistry
Dietetics
Digital Media/Design
Diplomacy/International Commerce
Early Elementary Education
Economics
Electrical Engineering
English
Environmental/Sustainability Studies
Equine Science/Management
Family Sciences
Finance
Food Science
Foreign Language/International Economics
Forestry
Gender/Women's Studies
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health Administration
Health Promotion
Health/Society/Populations
History
Horticulture/Plant/Soil Sciences
Hospitality Management/Tourism
Human Health Sciences
Human Nutrition
Information Communication Technology
Integrated Strategic Communication
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
Interior Design
International Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology Education
Landscape Architecture
Law
Liberal Studies
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
Modern/Classical Languages/Literature/Cultures
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Natural Resources/Environmental Science
Neuroscience
Nursing
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
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
Writing/Rhetoric/Digital Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Accounting
  2. Biology
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

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

29,465

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

22,425
students

Female
55%
12,298

Male
45%
10,127

24%

7,040
students

Female
56%
3,918

Male
44%
3,122

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

20,657
students

Female
56%
11,419

Male
44%
9,238

8%

1,768
students

Female
50%
879

Male
50%
889

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
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

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
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