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.

Website: www.uky.edu/

Public
Co-ed
22,136
Undergraduate
Students
(55.5%) 12,284 Women
(44.5%) 9,852 Men
7,046
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 19,324 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
599 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,265
Out-of-state: $47,119
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,245
Out-of-state: $29,099
Room and Board
$12,982
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Freshman Award
$14,445
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,437
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,437
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Lexington Population
308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.3% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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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 Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 7  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required August 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 Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
Phone
(859) 257-2000
Fax
(859) 257-4000
E-mail
admissions@uky.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Audition required of music and dance majors. recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
94% of 19,324 applicants were admitted
Women
95% of 11,693 applicants were admitted
Men
93% of 7,631 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,986 (33%) of 18,258 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,459 (31%) of 11,124 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,725 (38%) of 7,134 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
484
Students Accepting Wait List Position
484
Students Admitted From Wait List
45

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.51
3.75 and Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
530-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
14%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
10%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
599 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
22%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
31%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 32%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 86%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $30,265
Out-of-state: $47,119
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,245
Out-of-state: $29,099
Room and Board
$12,982
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$4,038
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001989
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,015 (84.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,943 (73.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,908 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
504 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
56%
Average Award
$14,445
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,283 (42.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,973
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,795 (57.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,519
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,862 (61.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,077 freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,310

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
13,764 (71.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
11,025 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,762 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,741 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$13,391
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,082 (47.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,900
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,254 (52.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,525
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 8,969 (76.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
5,325 (28.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,516

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$32,437
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Public Services, Other
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,437
Part-Time Faculty
712
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
62%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,405,071
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
1000
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Mining Engineering, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Radiological Medical Physics, Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics, Master of Business Administration, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Health Professions, Master of Science in Nutritional Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Master of Engineering, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Professional Master of Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Mining, Master of Science in Materials Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Allied Health--General
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Disorders
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Middle School Education
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary Sciences

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Allied Health--General
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Geology
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Information Science
  • Law
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Middle School Education
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Statistics
  • Veterinary Sciences

Location and Setting


Lexington Population
308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Louisville
Campus Size
813 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
130 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Naysville

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Riflery x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Riflery x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country running, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, racquetball, rock climbing, rugby, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, student government association, campus progressive coalition, ski and snowboard club, society of women engineers
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
19% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
22,136
Women
12,284 (55.5%)
Men
9,852 (44.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
20,484
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
7.7% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.3% White
2.9% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 67 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
7,046

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
44.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
62.6%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
64.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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