University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

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Tuition & Fees

$12,484

$31,294

not including housing and food

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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

Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is a public land-grant institution. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, Kentucky—75 miles from Cincinnati. The University offers programs across 16 degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College, Graduate School, and the UK Library system.

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Application link Apply online
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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
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
Housing $9,188
Food $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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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

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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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