ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Kentucky Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of ACT Admissions Data for Kentucky Colleges

Asbury University
Asbury University. Nyttend / Wikimedia Commons

Admissions standards for four-year colleges in Kentucky vary widely. The side-by-side comparison chart below shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students at many Kentucky colleges. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission.

Kentucky Colleges ACT Scores (mid 50%)

Composite 25% Composite 75% English 25% English 75% Math 25% Math 75%
Asbury University 21 28 21 30 18 26
Bellarmine University 22 27 22 29 20 26
Berea College 22 27 21 28 21 25
Centre College 26 31 27 34 25 29
Eastern Kentucky University 20 25 20 26 18 25
Georgetown College 20 26 20 26 19 26
Kentucky Wesleyan College 18 24 17 25 16 24
Morehead State University 20 26 20 26 18 24
Murray State University 21 27 21 28 19 26
Transylvania University - - - - - -
University of Kentucky 22 29 22 30 22 28
University of Louisville 22 29 22 31 21 28
Western Kentucky University 19 26 19 28 17 25

Keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed. Also remember that ACT scores are just one part of the application. The admissions officers in Kentucky, especially at the top Kentucky colleges, will also want to see a strong academic record, a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation.

Some applicants with decent scores (but a weak application overall) may not be accepted to these schools, while applicants with lower scores (but a stronger application in general) may be admitted. Since many of these schools have holistic admissions, scores, while part of the application, are not the only thing the admissions office will look at. If your scores are below those listed here, don't give up hope!

Some of the schools do not show any score information. They may only accept SAT scores (be sure to visit the SAT version of this table), or they may be completely test-optional. This means that applicants are not required to submit scores as part of their applications. However, if you have decent scores, it's a good idea to submit them anyway, since they will only help your application. And, it's important to remember that some test-optional schools require these scores if you will be applying for financial aid or scholarships. Be sure to check the school's application requirements.

Be sure to click on the schools' names above to visit their profiles. There, you can find information about financial aid, athletics, popular majors, admissions, enrollment, graduation rates, and more. Also, check out these other ACT comparison tables:

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Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics