Kentucky State University (KY State)

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Kentucky State University is a historically black college found in Frankfort, KY. About three thousand students are enrolled at Kentucky State University.

Students can report either the SAT Exam or ACT scores at this school. A score in the range of 1016 to 1318 on the SAT exam, or 16 to 20 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the KY State average GPA (2.64 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 38 percent with 21 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall KY State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Kentucky State University was reported as 37.9% in Fall 2013 with over 6,270 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • KY State SAT Scores: 1016 - 1318
  • KY State ACT Scores: 16 - 20
  • KY State Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Kentucky State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Kentucky State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

How Does KY State Compare?

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The acceptance rate for KY State is forty-six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Midway College53.8%
Georgetown College82.2%
Transylvania University96.2%
Asbury University65.7%
Centre College68.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to KY State (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading350 - 450
Math323 - 448
Writing343 - 420
Total Score1016 - 1318
ACT®Score Range
English14 - 20
Math15 - 19
Composite Score16 - 20
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