The University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Allied Health Professions, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information Studies, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Environmental Sciences, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, 75 miles from Cincinnati.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
21,900
Undergraduates
9,439
Men - 43.1%
12,462
Women - 56.9%
8,490
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Not reported
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 21,695 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.59
SAT Math
600 average
540-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600 average
543-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,940
Out-of-state: $50,938
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,610
Out-of-state: $31,608
Room and Board
$14,186
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Freshman Award
$15,083
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,934
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,422
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Lexington Population
308,428
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cincinnati, Louisville
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
28% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
33% of women participate
Fraternities
23% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
3.6%
Black/African-American
7.2%
Hispanic/Latino
6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
76.5%
Unknown
2.3%
International Students
1.8% from 63 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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