Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at University of Kentucky. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationwww.uky.edu/admission
Online Applicationwww.uky.edu/admission/apply-uk
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered1 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 96.36% and the yield is 25.83%. 7,941 men and 11,707 women applied to University of Kentucky and 7,583 men and 11,349 women students were accepted. Among them, 2,040 men and 2,851 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants19,6487,94111,707
Admitted18,9327,58311,349
Enrolled4,8912,0402,851
Acceptance Rate 96.36%95.49%96.94%
Yield 25.83%26.90%25.12%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 1,113 students (23% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,280 students (88%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 640 (75th) and 530 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 22 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540640
SAT Math530640
ACT Composite2229
ACT Math2128
ACT English2231
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at University of Kentucky are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,255, ACT: 77 - public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, and Formal Demonstration of Competencies to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply University of Kentucky.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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