University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$12,360

$30,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
700-800
16%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
30-36
24%
24-29
41%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,981
Declined 778
Total Received 18,759
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Public

22,236

undergraduate students

7,166

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 29,402
Established in 1865
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Cincinnati, Louisville
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Blue Grass Airport (Lexington, KY)

University of Kentucky
None
Lexington, KY
40506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Campus Progressive Coalition
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Society of Women Engineers

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Student Center Night
  • Cultural Diversity Festival

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
33%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
39%
500-599
38%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
700-800
16%
600-699
32%
500-599
38%
400-499
11%
300-399
0
30-36
24%
24-29
41%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.52

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,981
Declined 778
Total Received 18,759

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,719

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,011
Room & board $13,210
Additional fees $1,349
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $2,958
Total $29,528
Average Financial Aid - $4,719
Total with Avg. Aid $24,809
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-country running, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Agronomy and Crop Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Digital Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Nutrition
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
Linguistics
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

29,402

total students

69%

in-state

31%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

22,236
students

Female
56%
12,408

Male
44%
9,828

24%

7,166
students

Female
58%
4,145

Male
42%
3,021

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

20,622
students

Female
57%
11,591

Male
43%
9,031

8%

1,614
students

Female
51%
817

Male
49%
797

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 45%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

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
5%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,002

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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