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Colleges / Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate65%

Kentucky State University Admissions

Kentucky State University admitted 65% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 3,974 applications received in 2023, 2,591 students were offered admission.

If you want to apply to Kentucky State University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Kentucky State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Kentucky State University's admissions stats.

Kentucky State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 7%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Kentucky State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Kentucky State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Kentucky State University?

Kentucky State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Kentucky State University Admissions

Transferring to Kentucky State University

For more information on transferring to Kentucky State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Kentucky State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Kentucky State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Kentucky State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Kentucky State University for more information on admission factors.

Kentucky State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Kentucky State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Kentucky State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Kentucky State University?

Students admitted to Kentucky State University have an average unweighted GPA of 2.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 52% submitted a class rank. At Kentucky State University 7% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 11% were in the top 25% and 48% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Kentucky State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 0.71%
3.75 and 3.99 4.01%
3.50 and 3.74 6.37%
3.25 and 3.49 9.2%
3.00 and 3.24 11.56%
2.50 and 2.9 33.25%
2.00 and 2.49 33.25%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Kentucky State University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Kentucky State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Kentucky State University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Kentucky State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Kentucky State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Kentucky State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Kentucky State University.

Does Kentucky State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Kentucky State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Kentucky State University?

✅ Kentucky State University is not test optional.

What is Kentucky State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Kentucky State University's acceptance rate is 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Kentucky State University?

❌ Kentucky State University does not offer early decision.

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Kentucky State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Kentucky State University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Kentucky State University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Kentucky State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Kentucky State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Kentucky State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.72. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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