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Colleges / University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

About University of Kentucky

At the University of Kentucky, it's all possible. Every experience, every moment is dedicated to shaping you into the person you want to be. We’re committed to helping you uncover what drives you, what you love and what you’re meant to accomplish. Here, we don’t put limits on what’s possible. Instead, this is a place where everything is achievable and nothing is out of reach.

University of Kentucky is a public, state college in the city of Lexington, KY. University of Kentucky was founded in 1865. The college enrolls around 30,390 students a year, including 21,900 undergraduate students.

University of Kentucky Acceptance Rate

In 2022, University of Kentucky accepted 94% of applicants. Out of 21,695 applications received in 2022, 20,396 students were offered admission.

University of Kentucky Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 10%

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University of Kentucky is locatedin the city of Lexington, KY, in the city of Cincinnati and Louisville.

If you would like to see University of Kentucky for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 64/75 to Lexington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Blue Grass Airport (Lexington, KY).

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College Info

410 Administration Dr Lexington, KY 40506-0032

Campus Setting: Urban

University of Kentucky Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Kentucky is Feb 15.

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

University of Kentucky is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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University of Kentucky SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1310


Math SAT Range

540 - 670


Reading SAT Range

543 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1080 to 1310


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Kentucky students is 1200. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Kentucky, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Kentucky.

University of Kentucky Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at University of Kentucky is like? There are approximately 30,390 students enrolled at University of Kentucky, including 21,900 undergraduate students and 8,490 graduate students. 91% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from KY and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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