University of Kentucky (UK)

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University of Kentucky can be found in Lexington, KY, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. UK has around twenty eight thousand students enrolled per year.

The majority of students that got into UK had an SAT score between 990 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT score between 22 to 28. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UK average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.52 for accepted students. 69% of all applicants are granted admission to UK, from which 35% choose to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the UK acceptance rate 2015 will be around 70%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UK Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Kentucky was reported as 68.6% in Fall 2013 with over 19,800 applications submitted to University of Kentucky. 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

  • UK ACT Scores: 22 - 28
  • UK Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Kentucky?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Kentucky is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Kentucky has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 78.8%
  • 2010-2011: 73.5%
  • 2011-2012: 68.5%
  • 2012-2013: 68.4%
  • 2013-2014: 68.6%
  • Projected UK Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 69.8%

How Does UK Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UK is twenty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Kentucky University60.0%
Morehead State University84.5%
Northern Kentucky University46.7%
University of Louisville71.2%
University of Cincinnati-Main Campus73.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

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


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

ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math22 - 28
Composite Score22 - 28
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