Quick Facts


Size: 500
Average Class Size: 14
Student-Faculty Ration: 12:1
Affiliation: Christian Church/Church of Christ
Cost & Aid: Most Affordable Private University in Kentucky
Room & Board: On Campus Housing with Full-Cafeteria & Diet Accommodation
Scholarships/Grants/Financial Aid: Yes
Internships/Co-ops: Yes


Minimum Required GPA: 2.0
Minimum Required ACT: 18
Minimum Required SAT: If taken before March 2016 – 1270 (all 3 scores); If taken after March 2016 – 940 (2 scores)
Essay Required: Yes
Interview Required: No

Application Deadlines: Fall – August 1 & Spring – January 1
Application Fee: FREE Online/$30 hardcopy

 Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply to KCU?
We urge students to apply beginning September 1. We award scholarships on January 1, so if you want to be considered for those scholarships, you need to be fully accepted by December 1.

Is KCU accredited?
Yes. We are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). This is the same group that accredits Morehead State University, the University of Kentucky, among other large state schools.

What is academic life like at KCU?
KCU offers 28 majors & minors through the schools of Education, Bible & Ministry, Business Administration, Social Work & Behavioral Health, and Nursing.

Why is there an emphasis for Bible & Ministry, Biology/Pre-Professional Studies, and Business Administration?
We offer different emphases under the umbrella of a certain major so students will get a broader education within that major. For instance, if you major in Bible & Ministry and emphasize in Youth and Family Ministry, our degree will prepare you to go into Adult Ministry, Small Groups Ministry, or other settings if needed.

What is KCU’s student-to-faculty ratio?
There is one professor for every 12 students, so our ratio is 12:1.

Does KCU offer in-state and out-of-state tuition?
No. Our tuition remains the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

What scholarships are available?
Every student who meets our admissions standards receives an academic scholarship of some kind, based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. It can range from $1,000 to $15,000 per year.

What sports can I receive a scholarship for?
All of our current sports offer athletic scholarships.

When should I fill out the FAFSA?
You should fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 of your senior year of high school. Your Admissions Counselor can help you through the process.

What’s the meal plan like at KCU?
We have an unlimited meal plan, meaning you can go into our cafeteria as many times as you want to eat. The price of this is included in KCU’s total financial package.

Can students bring a car on campus?
Yes, students are allowed to bring cars on campus. Cars must be registered with the Student Services Department and a parking permit will then be issued.

What furniture is provided in the dorms?
For a complete list of what is provided and what you need for your dorm list, refer to the Dorm Checklist.

Is Chapel attendance required at KCU?
Yes. Chapel is mandatory twice a week, on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, unless an exemption has been approved through the Student Services Department.

Is there a dress code on campus?
Yes. The rule to follow is one of modesty. For further information on dress code, please refer to the KCU Student Handbook.

Is there a curfew on campus?
KCU does enforce a curfew on campus of 1:00 a.m. For more information concerning student life, consult the KCU Student Handbook.

Lasting Impact

“I don’t think I can fully put into words the impact that KCU had on my life. I received a great education and had a wonderful athletic experience, but I will always be grateful for the relationships I made. Whether it was the lifelong friendships or the mentoring as both a student and employee, the impact of the people from KCU is something I will proudly carry with me wherever I go.”

Heather Stacy, Class of 2010

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