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University of Kentucky: Cost, Acceptance Rate, Rankings & Admission 2024

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About University of Kentucky

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Year of establishment
1865
Also known as
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Total foreign students
1800
Campus size
800 acres
No. of campus
1
Scholarships available
5
Endowment value
USD 1 billion
Scholarships granted
19361
Scholarship amount granted
USD 231 million
Application fees
USD 60
English proficiency test
Required
Accepted exams
SAT/ACT accepted
Optional
Total faculty
2820
Faculty/Student ratio
17
Male/Female ratio
1.2
Total criminal offences
940
Quick university statsInsights on student demographics, enrolment, and academic success
UG Race

Others

83%

Black

6%

Hispanic

6%

Asian

3%

UG Student residence

In state

61%

Out of state

37%

Foreign

1%

UG Age distribution

24 and under

93%

25 and over

6%

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UG Number of Applicant

22109
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Overall Graduation Rate

0.69
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UG Enrollment

22735
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PG Enrollment

8812
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Q:   Where is the University of Kentucky campus located? How many campuses does it have?

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University of Kentucky campus covers an area of about 784 acres of land. The highlights of the campus are given as follows:

  • It features 23 residence halls along with seven dining facilities. It houses over 200 student-run organisations. Few of the main buildings like the Patterson Office Tower, Chandler Hospital, the Administrative Block, Student Centre and Alumni Gym are located within the campus.
  • Moreover, the campus has nine notable libraries, namely Design Library, Education Library, Law Library, Agricultural Information Centre, Fine Arts Library, Science & Engineering Library, Medical Centre Library, William T Young Library and Special Collections Research Centre.
  • In addition, students are provided with all the facilities required at the residences. They experience a peaceful learning environment. The residence halls are well-maintained by the management. 
 

Q:   Is it hard to get into University of Kentucky?

A: 

University of Kentucky has an acceptance rate of 94% which makes it less selective for admissions. The criteria for application selection at the University of Kentucky is based on the following:

  • High school grades
  • National college admission test results
  • Completion of pre-college curriculum
  • Essay
  • Optional academic letter of recommendation (LOR)
 

Q:   Is University of Kentucky better than University of Kansas?

A: 

University of Kentucky and University of Kansas are both tier 2 universities globally and have different admission criteria as well as rankings. The comparative factors of both universities are given as follows:

Category University of Kentucky

University of Kansas

QS Rankings 2024651-700410
Acceptance Rate 94%92.5%
Tuition Fees (BSc)INR 24.1 LINR 22.2 L - INR 24.3 L
 

Q:   What GPA is required for University of Kentucky admissions?

A: 
The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Kentucky was recorded ar 3.46 on a 4.0 point scale indicating that B+ students are accepted and attend.
 

Q:   How many students go to the University of Kentucky?

A: 
Around 30,000+ students go to the University of Kentucky, as per 2017 record the number of students were 30,017.
 

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Q:   Does University of Kentucky offer scholarships to international students?

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University of Kentucky offers a range of scholarships to UG and PG international students every year based on academic merit and financial needs. Some of the scholarships offered to the students are given as follows:

Name of ScholarshipValue 
Bluegrass Spirit USD 5,000 - USD 12,500 
William C Parker Belonging Scholarship Program Varies based on the course 
International Ambassador USD 3,000 - USD 16,000
 

University of Kentucky Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 60 - 75
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall21ˢᵗ Jul 2024
Spring15ᵗʰ Aug - 30ᵗʰ Nov 2024
Summer15ᵗʰ Apr 2024
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Q:   How many applications does University of Kentucky receive?

A: 
In Fall 2019, University of Kentucky received around 19,000 applications, out of which 18,000 were accepted and only 5,400 were enrolled.
 

Q:   What are the admission deadlines for applying to the University of Kentucky?

A: 
The Early Action decision deadline for applications is December 1, while the Regular Decision deadline is February 15 at the University of Kentucky.
 

Q:   How much application fee is charged from international students applying to University of Kentucky?

A: 
International students are required to pay USD 60 for one application submission for admission to the University of Kentucky.
 

University of Kentucky Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
B.E. / B.Tech(11 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above, SAT: 1240 & Above
B.Sc.(6 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above
BBA(7 courses)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above
MS(3 courses)
INR 24 L - 28 L
Duration18 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, GRE: 301 - 310
MBA/PGDM(2 courses)
INR 30 L
Duration9 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedGMAT: 550 & Above, GRE: 300 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.Arch(1 course)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above
MIM(1 course)
INR 30 L
Duration9 months
Exam AcceptedGMAT: 550 & Above, GRE: 300 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.J.M.C.(1 course)
INR 28 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT: 1010 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above
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Q:   How much does University of Kentucky cost for Indian students?

A: 

The first year tuition fees for international students at University of Kentucky are given as follows:

Courses1st Year Tuition Fees
BBA (6 courses)
INR 24.1 L
BArch (11 courses)
INR 24.1 L
BBA (7 courses)
INR 24.1 L - INR 25.5 L
BArch (1 course)
INR 24.1 L
MS (3 courses)
INR 23 L - INR 26.3 L
 

Q:   What are the English Language requirements at University of Kentucky?

A: 

The English Language requirements for UG and PG international students are given as follows:

Exam Score Required for UG Score Required for PG
TOEFL IBT 7179
TOEFL3
 

Q:   When are tuition fee due at University of Kentucky?

A: 
Applicants must submit their tuition fees on the 22 of the month in which the charges are made at the University of Kentucky.
 

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University of Kentucky Rankings 2024

AOverall University Grade
by Shiksha
#301
#451
Business EconomicsC++
#401
Chemical EngineeringB
#72
Mechanical EngineeringB+
#89
#351
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Q:   What is the ranking of University of Kentucky in the world?

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Some of the global rankings of University of Kentucky are given as follows:

Year QS World Rankings US News and World Report 
2020601-650147
2021601-650132
2022651-700133
2023701-750127
2024651-700137
 

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Q:   What is University of Kentucky known for?

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The University of Kentucky is ranked among the 20 best public research universities in USA, and recognised world-wide for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development.
 
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Answered 4 months ago

The University of Kentucky cost vary between INR 24 L to INR 30 L for first-year. The table below includes the University of Kentucky tuition fees for international students:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

Duration & Eligibility

BE/BTech (11 courses)

INR 24 L - 28 L

Duration: 4 years
Exam Accepted: IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above, SAT: 1240 & Above

MS (3 courses)

INR 24 L - 28 L

Duration: 18 months-2 years
Exam Accepted: IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above, GRE: 301 - 310

MBA/PGDM (2 courses)

INR 30 L

Duration: 9 months-1 year
Exam Accepted: GMAT: 550 & Above, GRE: 300 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above

BBA (7 courses)

INR 24 L - 28 L

Duration: 4 years
Exam Accepted: IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above

BSc (6 courses)

INR 24 L - 28 L

Duration: 4 years
Exam Accepted: IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above

BArch (1 course)

INR 28 L

Duration: 4 years
Exam Accepted: IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above

BJMC (1 course)

INR 24 L

Duration: 4 years
Exam Accepted: SAT: 1010 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 71 & Above

MIM (1 course)

INR 30 L

Duration: 9 months
Exam Accepted: GMAT: 550 & Above, GRE: 300 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 & Above

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Answered 4 months ago

International students get University of Kentucky scholarships based on their criteria. Scholarships are awarded only to applicants admitted for the Fall semester. The below table includes the list of scholarships with their benefits:

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Chandra Shekhar

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Answered 4 months ago

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit an English language proficiency score as per the program. We have mentioned below the University of Kentucky English language requirements for international students:

English Language Tests

Minimum Score Required for UG

Minimum Score Required for PG

IELTS

6.5 Overall Mean Band Score

6.0 Overall Mean Band Score

TOEFL

79

71

Duolingo

115 (May be evaluated by an ESL professional)

105 (May be evaluated by an ESL professional)

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Chandra Shekhar

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Answered 4 months ago

Applicants who wish to study at the University of Kentucky must require an Unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate admission. Apart from this, applicants have to meet the University of Kentucky requirements to get admission to the university. 

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Chandra Shekhar

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Answered 4 months ago

University of Kentucky and University of Louisville are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The below table compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate

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