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KY State Admission Requirements

Frankfort, Kentucky

Chances of getting into Kentucky State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
72.2%
Admission Difficulty for Kentucky State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into KY State and can I get accepted? The school has a 72% acceptance rate ranking it #11 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,198 out of 1,660 applicants were admitted making KY State a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 84 percent. Kentucky State University typically accepts and attracts "C+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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KY State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
820-1000
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Kentucky State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 420
SAT Math 25th 400
SAT Composite 25th 820
SAT Scores for Kentucky State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 500
SAT Math 75th 500
SAT Composite 75th 1000
Average SAT Score 910

SAT Scores you need to get in

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 88 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 820 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 730. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 910 out of 1600. The school ranks #23 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Kentucky State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1000 and Above Good >81%
910 to 1000 Avg + 72%-81%
820 to 910 Avg - 60%-72%
730 to 820 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 730 Low <47%
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KY State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
15-19 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for Kentucky State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 13
ACT Math 25th 15
ACT Composite 25th 15
ACT Scores for Kentucky State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 19
ACT Math 75th 19
ACT Composite 75th 19
Average ACT Score 17

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 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 17 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 19 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 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kentucky State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Kentucky State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
19 and Above Good >81%
17 to 19 Avg + 72%-81%
15 to 17 Avg - 60%-72%
13 to 15 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 13 Low <47%
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KY State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Kentucky State University?

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as KY State accepts 72% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Kentucky State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Kentucky State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,083 577 1,660
Accepted 797 401 1,198
Acceptance Rate 74% 69% 72%
Enrolled 148 126 274
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 31% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kentucky State University and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
W
West Virginia State University

Institute, West Virginia

A
Alabama A & M University

Normal, Alabama

C
Chicago State University

Chicago, Illinois

W
Winston Salem State University

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

G
Gordon College

Barnesville, Georgia

N
North Carolina Central University

Durham, North Carolina

F
Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, North Carolina

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

FAQs

Does Kentucky State University prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of students submit their SAT scores to KY State. 76% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Kentucky State University?

72% of those who apply are granted admission to KY State. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Kentucky State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 820 and 1000. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Kentucky State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 19. 76% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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