|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Kentucky and can I get accepted? The school has a 96% acceptance rate ranking it #28 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 17,981 out of 18,759 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 difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. University of Kentucky typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Kentucky is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1320|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Kentucky?
University of Kentucky typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 940. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Kentucky for highest average SAT composite score. 21 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>98%|
|1195 to 1320||Avg +||96%-98%|
|1070 to 1195||Avg -||93%-96%|
|945 to 1070||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 945||Low||<89%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||32|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kentucky?
Admission data indicates that 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 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Kentucky for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 89 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kentucky.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>98%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||96%-98%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||94%-96%|
|19 to 22||Reach||91%-94%|
|Less than 19||Low||<91%|
What GPA do you need to get into University of Kentucky?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into 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. The school ranks #6 in Kentucky for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Kentucky accepts 96% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||29%||31%||30%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Kentucky is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Kentucky and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Recommendations||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.
21% of students submit their SAT scores to Kentucky. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
96% of those who apply are granted admission to Kentucky. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1320. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 89% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.