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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
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 18,759 prospective students applied, and 17,981 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,348 enrolled in the school.  26,158 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,024 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $11,011 plus fees of $1,349. Kentucky is ranked 307 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1070/1320
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.46
Applications Accepted
95.9% 
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Kentucky Resident Tuition
$11,011
In State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $13,210
Budget for Other Expenses$4,358
Total One Year Cost$30,928
Out of State Resident Tuition
$29,331
Out of State Costs for University of Kentucky
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,349
Room and Board $13,210
Budget for Other Expenses$4,358
Total One Year Cost$49,248

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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.

Current students may use the University of Kentucky GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.