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
22,227
Undergraduates
9,625
Men - 43.3%
12,603
Women - 56.7%
7,759
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 19,648 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.56
SAT Math
583 average
530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
588 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $31,546
Out-of-state: $50,356
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $12,484
Out-of-state: $31,294
Room and Board
$13,588
Average Percent of Need Met
58%
Average Freshman Award
$15,880
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,005
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,663
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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
29% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
3.2%
Black/African-American
7.2%
Hispanic/Latino
5.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
76.7%
Unknown
2.9%
International Students
2.2% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
85.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
47.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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