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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 
Science 3 
Foreign Language 2 
Social Studies 3 
History  
Academic Electives 7 
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredAugust 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address 
City, State, ZipLexington, KY  40506-0032
Phone(859) 257-2000
Fax(859) 257-4000
E-mailadmissions@uky.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 15
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationRolling, notification begins May 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionNo set date
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineDecember 1
Early Action NotificationRolling
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate91% of 20,480 applicants were admitted
   Women92% of 12,074 applicants were admitted
   Men89% of 8,406 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled6,252 (34%) of 18,593 admitted students enrolled
   Women3,482 (31%) of 11,101 admitted students enrolled
   Men2,770 (37%) of 7,492 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate94% of 16286 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List 1,646
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 377
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.69 (based on weighted GPAs)
3.75 and Above45%
3.50 - 3.7417%
3.25 - 3.4913%
3.00 - 3.2411%
2.50 - 2.9911%
2.00 - 2.493%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math572 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
2%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading566 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
22%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing550 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
21%
Score of 500 - 600
43%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite26 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
33%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 85%
Bottom half: 15%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.53 3.77 589 580 25
Low 1.79 1.68 430 420 16
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 35
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