Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Kentucky State University (KSU) was founded in May 1886 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the first public institution of higher learning in the state. The school was established to provide education to African-Americans and was located on a 40-acre site in Frankfort, Kentucky. The first classes were held in October 1887 with an enrollment of 14 students. The school was renamed State University, A & M College for Colored Persons in 1890, then changed its name again to Kentucky Normal and Industrial Institute for Colored Persons in 1904. In 1926, the school received accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and began offering two-year degrees. Four years later, KSU became a four-year college offering bachelor’s degrees in education, business administration, science and arts. In 1938, it became one of only three historically black colleges to be admitted into the NCAA’s Division I athletics program.

In 1941 KSU began offering graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in several areas including education administration, science and music. As part of its mission to promote equal opportunity for African-American students, KSU also established a two-year program for returning veterans who wanted to continue their education after serving during World War II. In 1966 KSU joined other Kentucky state universities under a unified system which included schools such as Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University. In 1972 KSU changed its name once again from Kentucky State College to Kentucky State University as part of this unification process. Today KSU is an accredited public university that offers undergraduate programs in more than 25 areas including business administration, engineering technology and social work; graduate programs leading to master’s degrees; and doctoral programs focusing on educational leadership studies. Check searchforpublicschools for a list of public schools in Vermont by county.

Kentucky State University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Kentucky State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Kentucky State University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University has an acceptance rate of 72%. This means that out of every 100 applicants, 72 are accepted. The university has an average freshman retention rate of 64%, which is slightly lower than the national average. The average graduation rate is 32%, which is slightly lower than the national average. The student to faculty ratio is 18:1, which is higher than the national average of 15:1. This indicates that students have more access to faculty and resources at KSU. Additionally, the university has a student population of 8,845 with a gender distribution of 48% male and 52% female students. About 39% of all students are White, 28% Black or African American, 11% Hispanic/Latino, 6% Asian/Pacific Islander, 4% Two or More Races, and 12% Non-Resident Alien.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 25%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 25%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 12,271
Female applicants N/A
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 3,116
Female applicants accepted N/A
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 635
Female freshman enrollment 357
Male freshman enrollment 278
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 2.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.2-3

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 14%
SAT Critical Reading average score 408
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 348-480
SAT Math average score 410
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 350-440
SAT Writing average score 393
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 340-440
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 93%
Average ACT Composite score 17
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 15-19
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 13-19
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 15-18