University of KentuckySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Lexington, KY

$12,360

Avg in-state tuition

$30,680

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 29,402, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 96%. The university offers 105 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 $12,360, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $30,680.

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 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1070-1320

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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29k

Students Enrolled

27%

Online Student Enrollment

16:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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

5%

Two or more races

4%

Unknown

3%

Asian

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

56%

Socio-economic diversity

25% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

25%

State Grant Aid

60%

Institution Grant Aid

77%

Pell Grant

25%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,719
State Grant Aid $2,554
Institution Grant Aid $10,178
Pell Grant Aid $4,461

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), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED 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.