University of Kentucky SAT Scores and GPA

What are University of Kentucky's average SAT scores and GPA? In this guide, we'll discuss what scores are needed for you to get admitted into University of Kentucky. You'll also get to calculate your own chances with our admissions calculator.

Location: Lexington, KY

This school is also known as: UK

University of Kentucky Admissions Statistics

There are three critical numbers when considering your admissions chances: SAT scores, GPA, and acceptance rate. All these combine to tell you what you scores are required to get into University of Kentucky.


Average SAT: 1190

The average SAT score composite at University of Kentucky is a 1190.

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University of Kentucky SAT Score Analysis (New 1600 SAT)

The 25th percentile New SAT score is 1080, and the 75th percentile SAT score is 1300.

In other words, a 1080 places you below average, while a 1300 will move you up to above average. There's no absolute SAT requirement at University of Kentucky, but they really want to see at least a 1080 to have a chance at being considered.

Here's the breakdown of new SAT scores by section:

SectionAverage25th Percentile75th Percentile
Math590530650
Reading + Writing600550650
Composite119010801300

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Average GPA: 3.51

The average GPA at University of Kentucky is 3.51. This makes University of Kentucky Strongly Competitive for GPAs.

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(Most schools use a weighted GPA out of 4.0, though some report an unweighted GPA.

With a GPA of 3.51, University of Kentucky requires you to be around average in your high school class. You'll need a mix of A's and B's, and very few C's. If you took some AP or IB classes, this will help boost your weighted GPA and show your ability to take college classes.



Admissions Rate: 94.5%

The acceptance rate at University of Kentucky is 94.5%. In other words, of 100 students who apply, 95 are admitted.

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This means the school is a nearly open admissions school. They accept nearly all students, so for the most part, you just need to submit an application to get in.



Final Admissions Verdict

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This school offers nearly open admissions, which means they give almost every student an offer of admission. To be safe, you should aim for a SAT score of 1080or higher. If you can achieve this, you're pretty much guaranteed a spot in the incoming class.


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  • 80-100%: Safety school: Strong chance of getting in
  • 50-80%: More likely than not getting in
  • 20-50%: Lower but still good chance of getting in
  • 5-20%: Reach school: Unlikely to get in, but still have a shot
  • 0-5%: Hard reach school: Very difficult to get in
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Other Schools For You

If you're interested in University of Kentucky, you'll probably be interested in these schools as well. We've divided them into 3 categories depending on how hard they are to get into, relative to University of Kentucky.


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Reach Schools: Harder to Get Into

These schools are have higher average SAT scores than University of Kentucky. If you improve your SAT score, you'll be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY 1300 30
University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, MA 1290 29
Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 1275 28
United States Military Academy West Point, NY 1270 28
Penn State University Park University Park, PA 1265 28
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 1238 27
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ 1231 26

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Same Level: Equally Hard to Get Into

If you're competitive for University of Kentucky, these schools will offer you a similar chance of admission.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
University of Oklahoma Norman, OK 1210 26
Florida International University Miami, FL 1195 26
University of Oregon Eugene, OR 1185 25
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 1184 27
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO 1180 26
Quinnipiac University Hamden, CT 1175 26
Ohio University Athens, OH 1170 24

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Safety Schools: Easier to Get Into

If you're currently competitive for University of Kentucky, you should have no problem getting into these schools. If University of Kentucky is currently out of your reach, you might already be competitive for these schools.

School Name Location SAT Avg ACT Avg
California State University Long Beach Long Beach, CA 1145 23
San Jose State University San Jose, CA 1145 23
Pace University New York, NY 1140 25
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL 1135 23
Washington State University Pullman, WA 1125 23
University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX 1125 22
Texas State University San Marcos, TX 1095 23

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