The University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Allied Health Professions, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information Studies, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Environmental Sciences, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, 75 miles from Cincinnati.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
22,236
Undergraduates
9,829
Men - 44.2%
12,408
Women - 55.8%
7,166
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 18,759 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.52
SAT Math
530-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,928
Out-of-state: $49,248
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,360
Out-of-state: $30,680
Room and Board
$13,210
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Freshman Award
$15,077
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,927
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,663
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Cincinnati, Louisville Population
308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
2.9%
Black/African-American
7.4%
Hispanic/Latino
5.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
77.1%
Unknown
3%
International Students
2.2%
First-Year Students Returning
85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
45.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported