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KY State Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into KY State? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,808 out of 4,768 applicants or 38% were admitted making KY State a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. Kentucky State University typically accepts and attracts C+ average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 2,870 1,796 4,768
Accepted 1,190 597 1,808
Acceptance Rate 41% 33% 38%
Enrolled 110 100 210
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 17% 12%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Kentucky State University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that KY State regularly accepts students with ACTs of 17 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Kentucky State University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 795. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1005 out of 1600. 5 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 900 1110
SAT Reading 430 540
SAT Math 490 590
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 16 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >54%
19 to 22 Avg + 38%-54%
17 to 19 Avg - 29%-38%
15 to 17 Reach 21%-29%
Less than 15 Low <21%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1110 and Above Good >51%
1005 to 1110 Avg + 38%-51%
900 to 1005 Avg - 26%-38%
795 to 900 Reach 17%-26%
Less than 795 Low <17%

Estimated GPA Requirements

The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Kentucky State University was 2.44 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily C+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to KY State will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 7% Good
3.50 to 3.75 8% Good
3.25 to 3.50 7% Good
3.00 to 3.25 9% Good
2.75 to 3.00 24% Avg +
2.50 to 2.75 29% Avg -
2.25 to 2.50 16% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Kentucky State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157058 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky State University.



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