University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$12,484

$31,294

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
640
25th
530
75th
31
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,932
Declined 716
Total Received 19,648
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Public

24,633

undergraduate students

8,123

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 32,756
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

University of Kentucky
None
Lexington, KY
40506

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
640
25th
530
75th
31
25th
22
75th
28
25th
21
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
Application deadline (final deadline) Febraury 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

96%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,932
Declined 716
Total Received 19,648

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
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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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Financial Aid

88%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$10,865

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $11,135
Room $9,188
Board $4,400
Additional fees $1,349
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $27,072
Average Financial Aid - $10,865
Total with Avg. Aid $16,207

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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
African-American/Black Studies.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Public Services, Other.
Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields, Other.
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture.
Agronomy and Crop Science.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Anatomy.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Apparel and Textiles, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Statistics, General.
Architectural Design.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biotechnology.
Business/Commerce, General.
Business/Managerial Economics.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical and Translational Science.
Communication Management and Strategic Communications.
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
Counseling Psychology.
Creative Writing.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dance, General.
Dental Clinical Sciences, General.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Digital Arts.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other.
Educational Evaluation and Research.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Psychology.
Educational Statistics and Research Methods.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entomology.
Environmental Studies.
Epidemiology.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Experimental Psychology.
Family Systems.
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
Finance, General.
Financial Mathematics.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forest Sciences and Biology.
French Language and Literature.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Gerontology.
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
Health Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Health/Medical Physics.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History, General.
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Nutrition.
Information Science/Studies.
Interior Design.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Landscape Architecture.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Library and Information Science.
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other.
Linguistics.
Management Science.
Manufacturing Engineering.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Materials Engineering.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Mining and Mineral Engineering.
Molecular Pharmacology.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music Therapy/Therapist.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Natural Resources/Conservation, General.
Neuroscience.
Nursing Science.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Nutrition Sciences.
Performance and Sport Psychology.
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics and Astronomy.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Plant Molecular Biology.
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
Plant Physiology.
Plant Sciences, Other.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician.
Radio and Television.
Rehabilitation Science.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educational Methods.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Sports Studies.
Statistics, General.
Statistics, Other.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical Teacher Education.
Toxicology.
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General.
Zoology/Animal Biology.

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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

32,756

total students

63%

in-state

37%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

24,633
students

Female
56%
13,808

Male
44%
10,825

25%

8,123
students

Female
59%
4,830

Male
41%
3,293

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

21,051
students

Female
56%
11,795

Male
44%
9,256

15%

3,582
students

Female
56%
2,013

Male
44%
1,569

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

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
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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