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Acceptance Rate 77.91%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 27.34%
Applicants 113,061
Admitted 88,086
Enrolled 24,079

Applying To Kentucky Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 77.91% at Kentucky colleges and universities where total 113,061 students have applied and 88,086 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $62.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Kentucky colleges.
General Admission Information of Kentucky Colleges
Open Admission Policy60 out of 94 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 62.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate77.91%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)27.34%
Average Test Scores1,105 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 113,061 students (44,936 men and 67,929 women) applied to and 88,086 (34,433 men and 53,625 women) students were accepted to admit Kentucky Colleges. Among them, 10,354 men and 13,725 women were enrolled into Kentucky schools. The average acceptance rate is 77.91% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 27.34%. The table below shows the Kentucky colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Kentucky Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants113,06144,93667,929
Admitted88,08634,43353,625
Enrolled24,07910,35413,725
Acceptance Rate 77.91% 76.63% 78.94%
Enrollment Ratio 27.34% 30.07% 25.59%
[Chart]Kentucky Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Kentucky college, 3,702 students (17.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 21,275 students (84.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,212 and 25th percentile score is 997. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 56. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Kentucky colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Kentucky Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing499.00609.00
SAT Math498.00603.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0024.00
ACT English19.0026.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Kentucky Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Kentucky Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Kentucky Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Kentucky State, 44 schools use semester calendar systems and 6 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester44 out of 94 schools
Quarter6 out of 94 schools
Trimester0 out of 94 schools
Four-one-four plan5 out of 94 schools
Other academic year2 out of 94 schools
Differs by program7 out of 94 schools
Continuous27 out of 94 schools
Un-Known/Other3 out of 94 schools
Next table describes credits that Kentucky colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits45 out of 94 schools
Credits for Life Experiences33 out of 94 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits52 out of 94 schools
Credit for Military Training45 out of 94 schools

Application Requirements

25 Kentucky schools require High School GPA and 26 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 21 Kentucky colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Kentucky colleges.
Admission Checklist for Kentucky Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA252
High School Rank112
High School Record (or Transcript)260
Completion of College Preparatory Program912
Recommendations64
Formal Demonstration of Competencies12
Admission Test Scores211
TOEFL231
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)20