Kentucky State University

274 reviews
  1. Frankfort, KY
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Kentucky State University is ...
Public, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Website

Kentucky State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
SAT Range
735-925
ACT Range
16-21
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$8,386/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,544/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,416/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,752/ year
  • $76-110k
    $7,320/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,387/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,397Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.21 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Onward and upward
    50%
  • More organization
    38%
  • Going down the crapper
    13%

After Kentucky State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

274 reviews
  • Excellent
    17
  • Very Good
    57
  • Average
    132
  • Poor
    46
  • Terrible
    22
The diversity on the campus is pretty vast. We have an ample amount of international students from all parts of the world. Also, people don't really care about sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Although Kentucky State University is an HBCU we do not discriminate at all!
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 22 2013
The places to eat around campus are your average, Mcdonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, and White Castle. Although it might set a thrill, sooner or later you would want to chill! The food tends to get unwanting after a while. The same with the actual cafe food on campus. They try to creat good and nutritious meals, but the food is almost always bland.
  • College Junior
  • July 21 2013
Wonderful School – Kentucky State is a great school and i would tell anyone to go there. The staff and students are extremely friendly help you to feel at ease and comfortable while your in school. The class sizes are about 15-20 per class room but some classes may have a few more students. I really love the small class sizes because the teaches get to know you one on one, and your not just a number in their class room. I love KSU!
  • College Freshman
  • Feb 27 2012