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Kentucky State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Kentucky State University admissions for fall 2017 had an acceptance rate of 44% (undergraduates). Out of 3505 applications made for undergraduate programs, 1549 were offered admission. Currently, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate and 120 graduate programs.

  • The university invites applications for Fall, Spring or Summer sessions.
  • Undergraduate and graduate applicants have to apply through the university’s online portal.
  • The university accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of Engish proficiency.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process in time.


Admission PortalOnline portal
Application Fee (non-refundable)$100.00 (international)
$ 30.00 (domestic)
Acceptance rate45%
Average SAT score875
Average ACT score18
Mode of PaymentMoney Order
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/Spring/Summer
Financial AidLoans, Financial Aid Workshops

Kentucky State University Admission Deadlines

The applicants are advised to apply before given deadlines to be considered for admission:

Undergraduate applicants
June 1
Graduate applicants
FallJuly 1
SpringNovember 15
SummerMay 1

Kentucky State University International Student Admissions

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • All the academic records from the previously attended institution(s).
    • Certified by the institution's office registrar.
    • UG degree from a recognized institution (graduate).
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 or 3.00 in the last 30 hours of their previous academic period.
  • GRE/GMAT exam scores as per program requirements are required for Graduate applicants:
    • Verbal Reasoning:150
    • Quantitative Reasoning:14
    • Analytical Writing:4.0
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • The applicant must have earned a grade of B or above for a particular course to get selected.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students who are applying can submit the TOEFL or IELTS scores to clearly show their English proficiency. The institutional code to use to request your Test Scores to be sent to Kentucky State University is 1368. The minimum required scores by the university are given below:

However, students must note that several departments may have different score requirements.

TestMinimum required score

Visa Process for International Students

  • A valid passport which will be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the US.
  • Applicants will need to provide the following documents to receive the Form I-20:
    • Academic preparation documents such as diplomas, degrees or certificates.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Bank statement.
    • A photograph is a must.
  • Acceptance at a SEVP approved school and your Form I-20.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.

Kentucky State University Undergraduate Admissions

Kentucky State University offers more than 14 undergraduate courses to all the applicants. The basic admission process for all the courses is the same.

Where to Apply: Kentucky State University Undergraduate Application portal

Application Fee: $100.00 & $30.00(Domestic)

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • High school diploma/transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
    • SAT code: 5206
    • ACT code: 0776
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants

Kentucky State University Graduate Admissions

Kentucky State University offers more than 120 graduate courses to all the applicants. While the specific requirements may vary for each program, the general admission requirements remain the same.

Where To Apply: click here

Application Portal: Graduation Application Portal

CourseAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
Master of Business AdministrationG.P.A.-2.7; GMAT-400
GRE- combined (verbal and quantitative) score of at least 286
MPA Admission RequirementsGRETOEFL-CBT: 173;
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Behavioral SciencesGPA- less than 2.70TOEFL-CBT: 173;

International applicants at Kentucky State University must have a completed admission application 3 months prior to the start of the term they want to enroll in. All international students are required to submit a deposit of 3500 USD for the I-20 form to be issued.

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