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University of Kentucky - Admission Criteria

Criteria Ranking | High School GPA and Class Rank | Standardized Tests

Criteria Ranking

  • Academic ranking criteria for this college is listed below. Academic criteria are ranked in order of importance from 1 (Most important) through 5 (Least important) or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      1 Secondary School Record
      N Class Rank
      N School's Recommendation
      2 Standardized Test Scores
      N Essay

  • The following non-academic criteria are indicated as E (Emphasized), I (Important), C Considered, or N (Not relevant).

      Rank Criterion
      N Character and Personality
      C Extracurricular participation
      C Particular talent or ability
      C Geographical distribution
      N Alumni/ae relationship

High School GPA and Class Rank

  • The average high school/secondary school Grade Point Average for freshmen stood at 3.4.
  • Following is a breakdown of the high school class rank of enrolled freshmen.

    Top tenth 30%
    Top quarter 63%
    Top half 90%

Standardized Test Score Criteria

  • Scores reported below use the new scoring system.
  • The following scores do not include International students.
  • 10% of accepted applicants submitted an SAT I score and 90% of accepted applicants submitted an ACT score. SAT verbal scores over 500 78%, SAT math scores over 500 81%, ACT scores over 18 99%, SAT verbal scores over 600 31%, SAT math scores over 600 39%, ACT scores over 24 53%, SAT verbal scores over 700 6%, SAT math scores over 700 8%, ACT scores over 30 9%
  • Here are the scores of enrolled freshmen who took the ACT:

      Score English Math Composite
      27-36 n/a n/a 30%
      22-26 n/a n/a 50%
      Below 22 n/a n/a 20%