University of Kentucky: Ranking & Review

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Lexington Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 58 87
Top 1%

University of Kentucky Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate96%94%97%
Applicants18,9257,58911,336
Admissions18,1257,16210,963
Enrolled undergraduates4,8552,0662,789
Enrolled total (including graduate students)29,46513,24916,216

6,984 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,469 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores821
Percent of students submitting SAT scores17%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
605
Math
600

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores4,468
Percent of students submitting ACT scores92%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
26
ACT Math
24

University of Kentucky Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $29,530 $45,634
Off-campus $29,530 $45,634
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $12,848 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Kentucky provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 8,105 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $10,579 $26,683
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,363 $1,363
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $441 $1,111
Tuition for Full-time graduates $11,363 $28,861
Fees for full-time graduates $1,363 $1,363
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $632 $1,602

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs 1 446 213 487 1,147
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18 801 162 6 987
Engineering 26 533 65 27 651
Education 458 131 49 638
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 13 455 11 5 484
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 243 32 44 319
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1 265 25 11 302
Psychology 222 49 20 291
Social Sciences 3 203 57 20 283
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 219 23 2 244
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 63 125 10 198
Visual and Performing Arts 1 123 36 21 181
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 116 12 9 137
English Language and Literature & Letters 91 10 6 107
Legal Professions and Studies 107 107
Architecture and Related Services 60 35 95
Physical Sciences 59 14 21 94
Mathematics and Statistics 54 15 23 92
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 10 64 10 7 91
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 54 24 4 82
Library Science 77 77
Natural Resources and Conservation 47 7 54
History 42 2 6 50
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 45 1 46
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 6 18
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 5 5
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1 1
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 1 1
Grand Total734,6361,1818926,782

A total of 4,709 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Kentucky.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,073 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate65%60%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

General info

Alternative namesUK
Founded1865
MottoDream, Challenge, Succeed
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff10,501
Instructional FTE1,827
Research FTE333
Public Service FTE663
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.uky.edu
AddressSouth Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky, 40506-0032
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population250,000 - 500,000
Phone8592579000
Fax+1 (859) 257 3823

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