University of Kentucky School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lexington, KY

$11,135

Avg in-state tuition

$29,945

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Kentucky

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Kentucky is a large public university located on an urban campus in Lexington, Kentucky. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 29,986, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 96%. The university offers 127 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 66%, and a student-faculty ratio of 16:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $11,135, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $29,945.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

96% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1280

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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30k

Students Enrolled

84%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online
On-campus
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

73%

Black

7%

Hispanic

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

4%

Unknown

3%

Two or more races

3%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

58%

Socio-economic diversity

23% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

21

Total Online Enrollment

25,082

Student Location Breakout

84% 16%

Percent of Programs Online

93% On-campus

7% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates 4% online

Associate Not offered

Bachelor's Not offered

Graduate Certificate 20% online

Master's 9% online

Doctorate 2% online

Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $11,135 $29,945
Graduate $12,189 $31,867

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time, degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,000
On-campus room and board $13,588
On-campus other expenses $4,474
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $13,588
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,474
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,474

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $30,197 $49,007
Off-campus without family $30,197 $49,007
Off-campus with family $16,609 $35,419

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

38%

State Grant Aid

60%

Institution Grant Aid

76%

Pell Grant

23%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,043
State Grant Aid $2,579
Institution Grant Aid $10,336
Pell Grant Aid $4,564

Financial Outlook

$44k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPEDS data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.