KY State: 2020 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Kentucky State University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to KY State, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown KY State statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Kentucky State University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to KY State, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at KY State

What are your chances at KY State?

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    *gpa score is required

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    What GPA do you need to get into Kentucky State University?

    Kentucky State University’s average GPA is 2.75. Kentucky State University does require GPA. Kentucky State University is currently selective. However, be aware that oftentimes schools in this GPA range are increasing their selectivity in hope of increasing “prestige”. We can’t read the minds of KY State application readers, but they likely want to increase the average GPA from 2.75 to 2.89 this year - to play it safe, we recommend striving for the 2.89 GPA.

    *BEFORE CONTINUING PLEASE NOTE: GPA and “prestige” DO NOT mean a college is right for you. Kentucky State University may seem amazing on paper, but you may hate it... That’s why 700,000 students transfer colleges every year - they end up going to the wrong school. It’s crucial to watch the videos on CampusReel and make sure you can envision yourself on KY State’s campus. These KY State admission statistics do not sufficiently tell you what a college or university is like.

    What is Kentucky State University’s acceptance rate?

    Last year Kentucky State University’s acceptance rate was 37.92. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 49.0 % 45.0 % 37.92 %

    As you can see, Kentucky State University is getting more and more difficult to get into. If this trend continue it’s likely that KY State will be even more competitive by the time you apply.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into KY State - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    What are your chances at KY State?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at KY State or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Does Kentucky State University Require Test Scores?

    Kentucky State University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Kentucky State University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Kentucky State University SAT Requirements

    Kentucky State University’s average SAT score is 847 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Kentucky State University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 345 465 405
    Reading 405 480 442
    2019 Total 750 945 847
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Kentucky State University’s average SAT score is 847. To be a competitive applicant for Kentucky State University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 750, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Kentucky State University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 945.

    Kentucky State University ACT Requirements

    Kentucky State University’s average ACT score is 56. To be a competitive applicant for Kentucky State University your ACT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 49, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Kentucky State University a “target” school (one that you have a good chance of getting into) you should aim for a score of 63.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 17 21 19
    Reading 15 21 18
    Writing 17 21 19
    2019 Total 49 63 56
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    How hard is it to get into Kentucky State University?

    As you can see from the data above, Kentucky State University is difficult to get into. Not only should you be aiming for a 2.75 but also SAT scores around 847.

    Kentucky State University Requirements

    Now you know where you need to be for getting into Kentucky State University from a grade and test score perspective. Let’s quickly outline what else you’ll need to provide for your application to get reviewed, and then we’ll move onto the most important section: differentiating your app.

    Recommendations Status
    School Rank Neither required nor recommended
    GPA Required
    School Record Neither required nor recommended

    How to get into KY State

    Follow these steps to maximize your chances of getting into KY State. Everything you read above will help prepare you for what you need to achieve to have a shot at KY State, but these steps will take you even further in applying that knowledge and differentiating your application.

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with KY State admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 847 on the SAT or 56 on the ACT.
    2. Maintain a GPA of at least a 2.75.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with KY State’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Kentucky State University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. Volunteer in your hometown. Frankfort has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Kentucky State University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Frankfort area in general.
    3. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. KY State needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Kentucky State University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your KY State app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    3. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that KY State’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.

    What are your chances at KY State?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at KY State or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

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