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University of Kentucky is a public institution situated in Lexington, Kentucky. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

177 Undergraduate Degrees
23 Graduate Degrees
$37,226 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
96% Acceptance Rate

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University of Kentucky Rankings

Out of the 6 colleges in Kentucky, UK is ranked at #1.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UK has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#127 Most Popular Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UK.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#40 Most Popular Information Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Most Popular Computer Information Systems Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is University of Kentucky?

Location of University of Kentucky

Contact details for UK are given below.

Contact Details
Address: South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506-0032
Phone: 859-257-9000

How Do I Get Into UK?

You can apply to UK online at:

Admission Requirements for UK

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UK?

96% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
17% Submit SAT Scores
UK has the high acceptance rate of 96%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 94%, and the acceptance rate for women is 97%.

Average Test Scores

About 17% of students accepted to UK submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 660. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Kentucky  ( 550 to 660 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Kentucky  ( 530 to 670 )
UK received ACT scores from 92% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 21 and 28. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of Kentucky  ( 22 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Kentucky  ( 21 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Kentucky  ( 22 to 28 )

Can I Afford University of Kentucky?

$37,226 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UK is $37,226. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UK, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $8,661 a year. That adds up to $34,644 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UK is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Student Diversity

20,622 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,236 undergraduate students at UK, with 20,622 being full-time and 1,614 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UK

There are also 7,166 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 20,622 full-time undergraduates at UK, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UK

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Kentucky students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UK Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 579
Black or African American 1,474
Hispanic or Latino 1,079
White 15,485
International Students 553
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,452

Geographic Diversity

Kentucky students aren't the only ones who study at University of Kentucky. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 105 countries are represented at UK. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Kentucky

1,622 Took All Classes Online
7,038 Took At Least One Class Online
12.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 9 master’s degree programs available online at UK. In 2017-2018, 7,038 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UK has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 18th most popular in Kentucky for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UK

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Kentucky was 12.9%. This is the #803 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UK regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UK majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Information Science 38%
Information Science 38%

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Kentucky Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Computer & Information Sciences 127 15 8 150
General Information Science 50 0 0 50
Informatics 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 177 15 8 200


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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