University of Kentucky: Ranking & Review

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Lexington
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United States
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World
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15887
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

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

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

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 Programs14462134871,147
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services188011626987
Engineering265336527651
Education45813149638
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs13455115484
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2433244319
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences12652511302
Psychology2224920291
Social Sciences32035720283
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences219232244
Public Administration and Social Service Professions6312510198
Visual and Performing Arts11233621181
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services116129137
English Language and Literature & Letters91106107
Legal Professions and Studies107107
Architecture and Related Services603595
Physical Sciences59142194
Mathematics and Statistics54152392
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies106410791
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics5424482
Library Science7777
Natural Resources and Conservation47754
History422650
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies45146
Philosophy and Religious Studies12618
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies55
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
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 population296,000
Phone8592579000
Fax+1 (859) 257 3823

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