Kentucky Admission RequirementsLexington, Kentucky
Chances of getting into University of Kentucky
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Kentucky and can I get accepted? The school has a 94% acceptance rate ranking it #25 in Kentucky for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 18,258 out of 19,324 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 38 percent. University of Kentucky typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% 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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Kentucky SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT21%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||550|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||650|
|SAT Math 75th||650|
|SAT Composite 75th||1300|
|Average SAT Score||1190|
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 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 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. 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|
|1300 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1190 to 1300||Avg +||94%-96%|
|1080 to 1190||Avg -||90%-94%|
|970 to 1080||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 970||Low||<84%|
Kentucky ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT89%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Kentucky?
Admission data indicates that Kentucky regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 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 #3 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.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>96%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||94%-96%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||90%-94%|
|20 to 23||Reach||84%-90%|
|Less than 20||Low||<84%|
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. 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 94% 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|
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)||26%||30%||28%|
Applications were DueFeb 15, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2020.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
21% of students submit their SAT scores to Kentucky. 89% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
94% 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 1080 and 1300. 21% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.