If you want to apply to University of Kentucky, the regular decision application deadline is February 15 and the application fee costs $50.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
|University of Kentucky 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||33.4%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||23%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||88%|
University of Kentucky does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! University of Kentucky will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
University of Kentucky is a moderately difficult school to get into.
In 2021, University of Kentucky accepted 96% of students, around 18,932 of the 19,648 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like University of Kentucky, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to University of Kentucky must submit the following items. Double check with University of Kentucky's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||audition required of music and dance majors|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Kentucky have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 30% submitted a class rank. At University of Kentucky 33.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61.6% were in the top 25% and 86.6% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At University of Kentucky, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||30.9%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.9%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.6%|
|3.00 and 3.24||11%|
|2.50 and 2.9||8.1%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.9%|
University of Kentucky considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
University of Kentucky is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 23% of University of Kentucky's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Kentucky applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Kentucky 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Kentucky students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Kentucky students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at University of Kentucky, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Kentucky's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Kentucky students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Kentucky.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in University of Kentucky during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to University of Kentucky?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Kentucky.
Does University of Kentucky accept transfer credits?
University of Kentucky accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Kentucky accepts:
Does University of Kentucky accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
University of Kentucky accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to University of Kentucky?
No, University of Kentucky is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is University of Kentucky's acceptance rate?
University of Kentucky's acceptance rate is 96%.
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How hard is it to get into University of Kentucky? University of Kentucky is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Kentucky acceptance rate is 96%. This means that the institution accepts 96 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Kentucky is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Kentucky is Aug 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Kentucky is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Kentucky. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Kentucky, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. 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.
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