Tuition & Fees

$11,942

$28,046

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,593
Declined + 1,887
Total Received 20,480
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Public

22,621

undergraduate students

7,160

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 1837
ACT 1554

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
42%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
39%
12-17
29%
6-11
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
45%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
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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 29,781
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: 318,449), 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
89%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
23 fraternities 18% of male students
 
19 sororities 30% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
57%
Top 1/2
86%
Bottom 1/2
14%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
24%
500-599
42%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
12%
600-699
27%
500-599
39%
400-499
20%
300-399
2%
700-800
7%
600-699
21%
500-599
44%
400-499
24%
300-399
4%
24-29
29%
18-23
39%
12-17
29%
6-11
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
49%
18-23
30%
12-17
6%
30-36
21%
24-29
45%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%

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

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 18,593
Declined + 1,887
Total Received 20,480

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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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

Athletic Facts

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

76%

22,621
students

Female
54%
12,258

Male
46%
10,363

Graduate

24%

7,160
students

Female
55%
3,968

Male
45%
3,192

undergraduateFull-time

92%

20,833
students

Female
55%
11,387

Male
45%
9,446

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,788
students

Female
49%
871

Male
51%
917

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

87%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

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
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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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