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University of Kentucky - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Kentucky Description:

The University of Kentucky at Lexington is Kentucky's flagship campus, and it is also the largest university in the state. The University of Kentucky's colleges of business, medicine, and communication studies have all placed well in national rankings. The university is in the middle of an ambitious "Top 20 Plan" aimed at increasing enrollment, expanding the faculty, improving the graduation rate, and expanding research. In athletics, the Kentucky Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 28,034 (20,827 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $9,676 (in-state); $19,864 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,200
  • Other Expenses: $2,284
  • Total Cost: $22,960 (in-state); $33,148 (out-of-state)

University of Kentucky Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%
  • University of Kentucky Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 72%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,402
    • Loans: $5,426

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Advertising, Biology, Business/Commerce, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 81%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Kentucky Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.uky.edu/webuk/subpages/mission.html

"The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development.

The University of Kentucky:

  • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
  • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.
The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.

From Paducah to Pikeville, Covington to Cumberland, the University of Kentucky touches lives across the Bluegrass State, providing education, cultural stimulation and economic development in all 120 counties. Considering that residents of all Kentucky counties benefit from the University's medical care, community service, innovative research and creative teaching and instruction, there's no question UK is The University of Kentucky."

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