Acceptance Rate 82.88%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 25.13%
Applicants 106,740
Admitted 88,468
Enrolled 22,228

Applying To Kentucky Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 82.88% at Kentucky colleges and universities where total 106,740 students have applied and 88,468 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $62.00 and the graduate application fees is $45.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Kentucky colleges.
General Admission Information of Kentucky Colleges
Open Admission Policy60 out of 96 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 62.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 45.00
Average Acceptance Rate82.88%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.13%
Average Test Scores1,087 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 106,740 students (41,689 men and 64,917 women) applied to and 88,468 (33,661 men and 54,713 women) students were accepted to admit Kentucky Colleges. Among them, 9,204 men and 12,933 women were enrolled into Kentucky schools. The average acceptance rate is 82.88% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 25.13%. The table below shows the Kentucky colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Kentucky Colleges (2021-2022)
Acceptance Rate 82.88% 80.74% 84.28%
Enrollment Ratio 25.13% 27.34% 23.64%
[Chart]Kentucky Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Kentucky college, 1,626 students (10.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 12,943 students (68.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,195 and 25th percentile score is 978. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 75 and 25th percentile score is 54. 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 Writing493.00601.00
SAT Math485.00594.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math17.0024.00
ACT English18.0026.00
[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 96 schools
Quarter6 out of 96 schools
Trimester0 out of 96 schools
Four-one-four plan5 out of 96 schools
Other academic year2 out of 96 schools
Differs by program7 out of 96 schools
Continuous27 out of 96 schools
Un-Known/Other5 out of 96 schools
Next table describes credits that Kentucky colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits45 out of 96 schools
Credits for Life Experiences33 out of 96 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits52 out of 96 schools
Credit for Military Training45 out of 96 schools

Application Requirements

26 Kentucky schools require High School GPA and 24 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 4 Kentucky colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Kentucky colleges.
Admission Checklist for Kentucky Colleges
High School GPA260
High School Rank111
High School Record (or Transcript)240
Completion of College Preparatory Program1010
Formal Demonstration of Competencies11
Admission Test Scores45
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00