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University of Kentucky

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Visiting And Contact Information

100 Funkhouser Building

Lexington, KY 40506

United States

Phone: 859-257-2000

Fax: (859) 257-3823

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 79
SAT:
% Submitting Score:20%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:500 - 620
     Math Middle 50%:510 - 630
     Writing Middle 50%:480 - 600
ACT:
% Submitting Score:91%
     ACT Middle 50%:23 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:22 - 27
     English Middle 50%:22 - 30
Average High School GPA:3.46
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:32.86%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20.38%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17.84%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:13.53%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:13.16%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:2.07%
     % with GPA 1.0 - 1.99:0.16%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:32%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:61%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:88%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 18,802
Total applicants who are accepted: 12,655
Total of accepted students who enroll: 4,588
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 81%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 02/15
Priority Application Date: 02/15
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 6/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $50.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: Yes, in part
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Considered
Recommendation(s):Considered
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Considered
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:22
     English:4
     Mathematics:3
     Science:3
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:5
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:22
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    79
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    500 - 620
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    510 - 630
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    480 - 600
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    23 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    22 - 27
  •      English Middle 50%:
    22 - 30
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.46
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/15
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