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University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate80%
Acceptance Rate80%

University of Pikeville Admissions

If you are planning on applying to University of Pikeville, the regular decision application deadline is August 15 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

University of Pikeville Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of University of Pikeville's admissions stats.

University of Pikeville 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Mean SAT Score 1051
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 79%
Waitlist No

University of Pikeville Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Pikeville.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes August 15 ––

Applying Early to University of Pikeville?

University of Pikeville does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to University of Pikeville?

It is not competitive to get into University of Pikeville. University of Pikeville has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, University of Pikeville accepted 80% of all applicants, about 1,313 from the 1,634 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like University of Pikeville, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to nursing, education, social work programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to University of Pikeville

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Pikeville

University of Pikeville has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Pikeville?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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're strong. Curious about the factors that are considered by University of Pikeville during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with University of Pikeville for more information on admission factors.

University of Pikeville Application Requirements

To apply to University of Pikeville, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Pikeville's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Pikeville?

Students admitted to University of Pikeville have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 73% submitted a class rank. At University of Pikeville 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Pikeville, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 13%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 15%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

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 University of Pikeville directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

University of Pikeville considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

University of Pikeville 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 2022, 6% of University of Pikeville's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 79% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Pikeville?

To be competitive with other University of Pikeville applicants, you should strive to earn between 960 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Pikeville 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 960, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Pikeville student is 1051.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Pikeville students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Pikeville students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for University of Pikeville?

To be most competitive at University of Pikeville, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Pikeville's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Pikeville students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Pikeville

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to University of Pikeville.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Pikeville during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

University of Pikeville Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Pikeville?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Pikeville.

Does University of Pikeville accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Pikeville accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Pikeville accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Pikeville accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Pikeville accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Pikeville?

❌ No, University of Pikeville is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, 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 Pikeville's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Pikeville's acceptance rate is 80%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Pikeville?

❌ University of Pikeville does not offer early decision.

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University of Pikeville Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into University of Pikeville? University of Pikeville is a open admission institution. The University of Pikeville acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Pikeville Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Pikeville is Aug 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Pikeville is Aug 15.

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

University of Pikeville ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


17 to 23


17 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Pikeville is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Pikeville. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

University of Pikeville SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

960 - 1160


Math SAT Range

410 - 570


Reading SAT Range

490 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1160 and Above


960 to 1160


960 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Pikeville students is 1051. Applicants with SAT scores of 1160 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Pikeville, while applicants with SAT scores between 960 to 1160 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 960 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Pikeville.

University of Pikeville GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Pikeville, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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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Campus Setting

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Tuition and Fees

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