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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/ukhome/

Public
Co-ed
22,236
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 12,408 Women
(44.2%) 9,828 Men
7,166
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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
60%
Average Freshman Award
$15,077
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,927
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,663
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
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
7.4% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.1% White
3.0% Unknown
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
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