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University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

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Overview

Student Population
29,182
University of Kentucky overview
Location Lexington, Kentucky
Online uky.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large City
University of Kentucky overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Find out which students are getting accepted at Kentucky, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Located in Lexington, Kentucky, University of Kentucky is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 19,324 prospective students applied, and 18,258 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,077 enrolled in the school.  26,158 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,024 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $10,896 plus fees of $1,349. Kentucky is ranked 296 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

Kentucky is rated within the top 37% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1080/1300
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
94.5% 
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$10,896
In State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $12,814
Budget for Other Expenses$4,042
Total One Year Cost$30,101
Out of State Resident Tuition
$27,750
Out of State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $12,814
Budget for Other Expenses$4,042
Total One Year Cost$46,955

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$51,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Kentucky students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 19%
Communication 8%
Engineering 8%
Education 8%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157085 IPEDS survey data for University of Kentucky.