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University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

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Overview

Student Population
29,986
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

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 19,648 prospective students applied, and 18,932 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,891 enrolled in the school.  26,244 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,742 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $11,135 plus fees of $1,349. Kentucky is ranked 281 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Ratings

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

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

Rankings

Rankings for University of Kentucky within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
University of Kentucky overview
SAT 1070/1280
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.56
Applications Accepted
96.4% 
University of Kentucky overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$11,135
In State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $13,588
Budget for Other Expenses$4,474
Total One Year Cost$31,546
Out of State Resident Tuition
$29,945
Out of State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $13,588
Budget for Other Expenses$4,474
Total One Year Cost$50,356

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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.

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