About University of Kentucky

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does University of Kentucky cost?

University of Kentucky Cost of Attendance
In-state $11,484
Out-of-state $26,334
On-Campus Room and Board $12,184
Off-Campus Room and Board $11,434
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $13,535
$30,000-$48,000 $13,535
$48,000-$75,000 $17,156
$75,000-$110,000 $20,878
Over $110,000 $21,637

University of Kentucky Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 93% $8,481
Federal Grants 24% $4,502
Pell grants 24% $4,297
Other federal grants 3% $1,609
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 59% $2,448
Institutional grants or scholarships 67% $8,795
Student loan aid 49% $7,975
Federal student loans 48% $6,554
Other student loans 8% $15,647

University of Kentucky Scholarships: Start Earning in High School

Over 500,000 high school students are earning no-essay college scholarships for their grades, activities, and other achievements.

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Have perfect attendance for a year 179 Up to $750
Do an extracurricular activity 235 Up to $1,000
Visit a college campus 242 Up to $6,000
Do community service 237 Up to $75
Play a sport 128 Up to $600
Take a foreign language class 141 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 109 Up to $4,500
Have work experience 106 Up to $4,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

University of Kentucky Admissions

What is University of Kentucky's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.68
SAT Submissions 16% of applicants
SAT Reading 500-620
SAT Math 500-630
SAT Writing 490-610
ACT Submissions 93% of applicants
Composite Score 22-29

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University of Kentucky Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 23877
Living on campus 11%
Transfer Students 18%
Under Age 25 39%
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

University of Kentucky Graduation Success


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About University of Kentucky

Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the unique Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Blending creative teaching and instruction methods with innovative research, medical care and community service, it is no wonder that UK is The University of Kentucky.


South Limestone
Lexington, KY

Type Public
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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