Chances of getting into University of Kentucky
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into University of Kentucky and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate. Last year, 18,125 out of 18,925 applicants were admitted making University of Kentucky an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. University of Kentucky typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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University of Kentucky SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT17%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1150|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||700|
|SAT Composite 75th||1390|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Kentucky?
University of Kentucky typically requires applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 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 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. 17 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1390 and Above||Good||>98%|
|1270 to 1390||Avg +||96%-98%|
|1150 to 1270||Avg -||93%-96%|
|1030 to 1150||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<89%|
University of Kentucky ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT92%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into University of Kentucky?
Admission data indicates that University of Kentucky regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kentucky.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>98%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||96%-98%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||93%-96%|
|19 to 22||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 19||Low||<89%|
Avg. High School GPA3.46
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Kentucky. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Kentucky was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Kentucky accepts 96% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||21%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||13%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||2%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
61% of University of Kentucky freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||61%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Bottom 50% of class||12%|
|Bottom 25% of class||2%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||25%||29%||27%|
Applications were DueFeb 15, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Kentucky and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||Yes|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157085 IPEDS survey data for University of Kentucky.