Kentucky State University (KY State)

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Kentucky State University is a historically black college found in Frankfort, KY. About two 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 890 to 1060 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the KY State average GPA (2.89 - 3.14) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 81 percent with 30 percent of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall KY State Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Kentucky State University was reported as 80.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,160 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 ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • KY State Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

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.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Kentucky State University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 52.8%
  • 2017-2018: 45.3%
  • 2018-2019: 72.2%
  • 2019-2020: 80.6%
  • Projected KY State Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.4%

How Does KY State Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for KY State is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Midway College59.6%
Georgetown College63.4%
Transylvania University89.7%
Asbury University64.4%
Centre College76.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

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

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to KY State (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 530
Math440 - 530
Total Score890 - 1060
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 22
Math16 - 21
Composite Score18 - 22
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