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University of Kentucky Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into University of Kentucky? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 16,685 out of 18,725 applicants or 89% were admitted making University of Kentucky an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of Kentucky typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 31% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 10,938 7,787 18,725
Accepted 9,806 6,879 16,685
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 89%
Enrolled 2,994 2,217 5,211
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 32% 31%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Kentucky 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 University of Kentucky regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Kentucky.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 975. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. 17 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 1090 1320
SAT Reading 550 670
SAT Math 540 650
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 22 30
ACT Math 22 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >93%
25 to 28 Avg + 89%-93%
22 to 25 Avg - 83%-89%
19 to 22 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 19 Low <74%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1320 and Above Good >93%
1205 to 1320 Avg + 89%-93%
1090 to 1205 Avg - 83%-89%
975 to 1090 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 975 Low <74%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Kentucky. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Kentucky was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.46 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as University of Kentucky accepts 89% of all applicants.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies 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=157085 IPEDS survey data for University of Kentucky.