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Frankfort, Kentucky

KY State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Kentucky State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
45.3%
Admission Difficulty for Kentucky State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into KY State and can I get accepted? The school has a 45% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 941 out of 2,078 applicants were admitted making KY State a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 69 percent. Kentucky State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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KY State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1100
Applicants Submitting SAT
21%
SAT Scores for Kentucky State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for Kentucky State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1100
Average SAT Score 1030

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Kentucky State University?

Kentucky State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kentucky State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1100 and Above Good >58%
1025 to 1100 Avg + 45%-58%
950 to 1025 Avg - 32%-45%
875 to 950 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 875 Low <22%
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KY State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
17-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT
95%
ACT Scores for Kentucky State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Kentucky State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 21
ACT Math 75th 20
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into KY State?

Admission data indicates that KY State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kentucky State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kentucky State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
21 and Above Good >58%
19 to 21 Avg + 45%-58%
17 to 19 Avg - 32%-45%
15 to 17 Reach 22%-32%
Less than 15 Low <22%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
2.44
Typical High School Grades
C+

The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kentucky State University was 2.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #28 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to KY State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kentucky State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 7% Good
3.00 to 3.25 9% Good
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 29% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 16% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

Admission Statistics

Kentucky State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,357 721 2,078
Accepted 624 317 941
Acceptance Rate 46% 44% 45%
Enrolled 175 142 317
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 45% 34%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kentucky State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Kentucky State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Kentucky State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157058 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky State University.