22,425
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,392
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
95
95%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Kentucky is a University institution located in Lexington, KY, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 100 W.D. Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY  40506-0054
United States
Contact Scott McDonald
Email: admission@uky.edu
Phone: 859-257-2000
Fax: 859-257-3823

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
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Horse Husbandry/equine Science And Management Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services 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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Biotechnology Checkmark
Medical Microbiology And Bacteriology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
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Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
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Mining And Mineral Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Consumer Economics Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistic And Comparative Language Studies Related Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Audiology And Speech-language Pathology Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences Checkmark
Health/health-care Administration Checkmark
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Physician Assistant Checkmark
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Public Health Checkmark
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History 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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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious 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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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geography Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Arts, Entertainment, And Media Management Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

18,925
Applied
18,125
Accepted
22,425
Enrolled
96%
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Female Admissions

11,336
Females Applied
10,963
Females Accepted
97%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

7,589
Males Applied
7,162
Males Accepted
94%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th May 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st
Other early decision plan December 1st Not reported Yes
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 550 660
SAT Math 570 490 630
ACT Composite 26 22 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

10,896
In-state
27,750
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,349
Full-time student fees
12,982
Room & board
8,832
Room only
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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 Employees

Financial Aid

12,392
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,112
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,295
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,502
Avg. Loan Aid
9,475
Avg. Grant Aid
5,664
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
54%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
18%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

22,425
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.81%
Black or African American 7.8%
White or Caucasian 75.52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.21%
Asian 2.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 3.72%
Other 2.69%

Gender

Male (45.16%)
Female (54.84%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 33%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Student Center Night and Cultural Diversity Festival

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Activities Board, Student Government Association, Campus Progressive Coalition, Ski and Snowboard Club and Society of Women Engineers

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Fencing Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Riflery No Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby No No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark