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University of Kentucky

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1865
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 19,292
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $767,693,088
Admissions Address

101 Main Building
Lexington, KY 40506

Website

http://www.uky.edu

Admissions E-mail

N/A


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Don Witt
Admissions office telephone: (859) 257-2000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.uky.edu/Admissions/application.html Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 2 2
Social studies 3 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives 5 3
Total academic units 22 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: N/A
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 81%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 10,024
Total acceptances: 8,073
Total freshman enrollment: 4,190
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,622
Male acceptances: 3,891
Male freshman enrollment: 1,953
 
Female applicants: 5,402
Female acceptances: 4,182
Female freshman enrollment: 2,237
 
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 24%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 23%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 50%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 79%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 76%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 31%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 610
Math: 500 – 630
Combined: 990 – 1240

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.9% 9.2%
600-699 27.5% 30.4%
500-599 41.2% 37.5%
400-499 23.2% 20.6%
300-399 2.3% 2.1%
200-299 N/A 0.1%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 92%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 20 – 26
Composite: 21 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.8% 24.1% 18.6%
24-29 45.4% 38.4% 47.9%
18-23 35.7% 33.3% 27.8%
12-17 2.1% 4.0% 5.7%
6-11 N/A 0.2% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 

 



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