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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
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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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 22,621
   Women 12,258 (54.2%)
   Men 10,363 (45.8%)
Graduate Students 7,160
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 91% of 20,480 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 572 average
490-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 566 average
490-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,810
Out-of-state: $39,646
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $11,320
Out-of-state: $26,156
  Room and Board $9,230
Average Percent of Need Met 54%
Average Freshman Award $12,873
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
Lexington Population 308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Wildcat
Sororities 30% of women participate
Fraternities 18% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
4.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.7% White
3.0% Unknown
International Students 2.8% from 75 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 38.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported