Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1089
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $9,156
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,435
  • University Selectivity
    69%
  • University Yield
    34%
  • Job Offers
    56%
  • Average Salary
    $41,286
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1925
  • Program Length
    Two Year
Contact Information
237 Gatton College of Business and Economics
550 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40503, United States
Website

Gatton College of Business & Economics

For more than 80 years, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business &?Economics has been preparing graduates for today’s business world. The College houses bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs within five academic units: Finance & Quantitative Methods, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain, Economics and the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. A member of the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), Gatton College is accredited to offer undergraduate and graduate programs in the business disciplines.

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The professors within the business program have real-life experience in the business world. They are critical thinkers and are pretty effective in keeping the class engaged while teaching concepts from personal examples and current events/companies.

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About University of Kentucky

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
69% University of Kentucky 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. SAT/ACT scores
  3. Application essay
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
19810% 19,810
69% 69
34% 34
69% School Selectivity
34% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT
  • SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Freshman applicants must submit test scores (ACT or SAT), transcripts (High School and College), and Academic Letter of Recommendation from teacher or guidance counselor.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
0% 0.0
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers 2.8
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 43%
Top Industry
  • Other 19%
  • Manufacturing 9%
  • Consulting 8%
Pricewaterhouse Coopers 9
Top Employer
  • Fidelity 8
  • Deloitte 7
  • Ernst & Young 6
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
56% Gatton College of Business & Economics 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
35% 35
62% 61.74527272727272
35% Receive Offers
34% 34
59% 59.252482758620694
34% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
21% 21
16% 15.83261363636364
21% Receive Offers
12% 12
17% 16.796475409836066
12% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
0%
0%
69% Graduates seeking full-time employment
31% Graduates not seeking employment
72% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
3% 3
$39,333.00
30K 48K
Finance/Accounting
55% 55
$44,631.00
21K 62K
General Management
3% 3
$36,333.00
23K 55K
Human Resources
3% 3
$35,000.00
28K 47K
Management Information Systems
1% 1
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
14% 14
$35,714.00
30K 55K
Operations/Production
6% 6
$41,883.00
35K 46K
Other
15% 15
$35,515.00
28K 43K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products/Retail
7% 7
$40,643.00
20K 55K
Consulting
8% 8
$44,500.00
30K 75K
Financial Services
43% 43
$44,050.00
21K 65K
Government/Education
5% 5
$35,700.00
31K 40K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
3% 3
$42,333.00
40K 47K
Manufacturing
9% 9
$46,793.00
33K 62K
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
2% 2
Data not provided
Technology/Science
3% 3
$40,400.00
30K 62K
Other
19% 19
$34,412.00
23K 50K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
1% 1
Data not provided
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
3% 3
$39,667.00
36K 43K
U.S. South
71% 71
$40,009.00
20K 75K
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
23% 23
$44,623.00
27K 62K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Assessment, Career Exploration Tools, Career-Decision Making, Resume Review, Job & Internship Search Strategies, Interview Prep, Job Offer Evaluation, Salary Negotiating, Graduate School Planning

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$18,550
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $9,156
  • Fees $1,098
  • Expenses $8,296
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$29,650
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $20,256
  • Fees $1,098
  • Expenses $8,296
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need
  • Merit
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.uky.edu/FinancialAid/
Scholarships
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Gatton College of Business & Economics
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
63% 58
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
53% 31
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
0 Gatton College of Business & Economics 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
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Business Program Classes
13% Less than 20 Students 18% More than 50 Students
69% 21 to 50 students
31 Average number of students in non-business required electives
25 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Two Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2000
Degrees Offered
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
  • Bachelor of Science - Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Economics
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
72% 72
76% 76
Prominent Faculty
  • Steve Borgatti

    Management

  • Dan Brass

    Management

  • James Zilliak

    Economics

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Gatton College students participate in internships with local and regional businesses. Several of these businesses offer co-op opportunities. Students are encouraged to contact the Graham Office of Career Management in the Gatton College of Business and Economics for more information.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Examples of study abroad programs: Groupe Esc Dijon Bourgogne Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France), Group Esc Grenoble - The Grenoble School of Mgmt (Grenoble, France), The Manchester School of Business (Manchester, England), The Univ of Neuchatel (Neuchatel, Switzerland), Korea University Business School (Seoul, Korea), The Stockholm School of Economics (Riga, Latvia), WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Mmgt (Wallender, Germany), The Vienna Univ of Economics and Business (Vienna, Austria)

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    1. Dance Blue is a year-long fundraising effort benefiting children with cancer reciving treatment at the UK Pediatric Onclogy Clinic. 2. UK FUSION (For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhoods) is a one-day service event where student volunteers positively impact the community by providing 2,800 hours of service 3. Habitat for Humanity 4. Junior Achievement, 5. Kids Count 6.God's Pantry 7. Gatton Service Day at the Catholic Action Center

Students

38% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1180 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
78% 78
African American
6% 6
Hispanic
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
21%
2%
0%
70%
5%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
94% 94
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
6% 6
19 Average age of full-time students
83% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
0%
0%

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 24,127
Alumni Donations
$686 Average Gift $5,000,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • James Rogers

    Chairman, President, and CEO of Duke Energy

  • Chris Sullivan

    Founder and Chairman of Outback Steakhouse, Inc.

  • Rodney McMullen

    President and COO of The Kroger Company