University of Kentucky College of Law

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University of Kentucky College of Law

Founded in 1908 from a law program initiated at Transylvania University in 1799, the University of Kentucky College of Law was one of the nation's first state law schools. In 1913 the College established the nation's first law school trial practice program, and its Kentucky Law Journal is the tenth-oldest student-run law review in the nation. The College of Law has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1925 and was elected to Order of the Coif, the most prestigious national legal honorary society, in 1931. As educators, we prepare our graduates to be responsible members and leaders of the legal profession, Commonwealth, and Nation who are dedicated to the highest standards of ethics, excellence, and professionalism. As scholars, we engage in robust exploration and dissemination of ideas examining the law, legal institutions, and the role of law in society at the state, national, and international levels.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.uky.edu/
Address: 620 S Limestone # 209, Lexington, KY 40508
Admission Phone: (859) 218-1699
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students374
Student-faculty ratio17:1
Tuition $22,700 per year (full-time, in-state)
$44,320 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$15,832
Founded In1925
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline03/15/17
Full-time program application fee$ 50
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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University of Kentucky College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

University of Kentucky College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
pcvlrm 161 A 3.49

Accepted

Yes 11/19/15 11/20/15 - 2 years ago
fletchon 153 A 3.82

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
ericaashton 167 A 3.83

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 months ago
ambergriffin12 159 P 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
taydanea 162 P 3.00

Interested In Applying

- - - 8 months ago
saboaj 148 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
beatrizalbisu13 149 A 3.20

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
shellmae3 145 A 2.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants7576960
Number of Offers4984980
Number of Matriculants1791790
75% GPA3.743.740
Median GPA3.493.490
25% GPA3.233.230
75% LSAT1511510
Median LSAT1541540
25% LSAT1571570
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students374
Total Students Receiving Grants235
% of Students Receiving Grants62.8
75% Grant Amount$12,000
Median Grant Amount$6,000
25% Grants Amount$3,000
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:This school does not award scholarships that may be reduced or eliminated based on law school academic performance

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (51.9)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (10.2)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (0)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (332)
  • Hispanics (19)
  • Black or African American (17)
  • Asian (2)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (24)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (9)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (0)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (14)


  • Total Women% (47)
  • Total Men% (53)
University of Kentucky College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 128 81.90% 76.30% 5.60%
2014 123 89.81% 80.50% 9.31%
2013 123 90.20% 81.22% 8.98%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (155)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (26)
  • Employed Other (21)
  • Unemployed (39)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (5)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association