1,757
Students
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12,829
Avg. Financial Aid
45
45%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Kentucky State University is a Comprehensive institution located in Frankfort, KY, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 320 Hill Student Center
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY  40601
United States
Contact Email: admissions@kysu.edu
Phone: 502-597-6813
Fax: 502-597-5814

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,078
Applied
941
Accepted
1,757
Enrolled
45%
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Female Admissions

1,357
Females Applied
624
Females Accepted
46%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

721
Males Applied
317
Males Accepted
44%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

2.8
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum ACT score of 18

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 19 17 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,406
In-state
18,314
Out-of-state
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Fees

390
Full-time student fees
6,690
Room & board
3,340
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

12,829
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,640
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
2,802
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,085
Avg. Loan Aid
4,570
Avg. Grant Aid
9,162
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
15%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,757
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16.16%
Black or African American 53.15%
White or Caucasian 19.22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.48%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.02%
Two or more races 4.14%
Other 3.9%

Gender

Male (40.35%)
Female (59.65%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming Step Show, Homecoming Fashion Shows and Central State Basketball Games

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Collegiate100, Alpha Phi Omega, Drive Our Peer's Education DOPE, Student Ambassador's and Alpha Phi Alpha

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No No No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 2 Checkmark
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Faculty

130
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 106
Part-time - 24
Male - 67
Female - 63