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Midway University

Midway University is a private, liberal arts-based institution with career-focused majors. We offer traditional semester undergraduate programs as well as accelerated format evening and online undergraduate and graduate programs. Our students are from all across the United States and many international countries. Our story is a unique one born out of an idea to educate orphaned women.

Our beautiful campus is located on 200 acres in Midway, Kentucky in Woodford County and is a working horse farm. Just fifteen minutes from Lexington, our campus is in the center of Kentucky’s internationally renowned horse country and Is surround by some of the top Thoroughbred farms in he world.

Midway, Kentucky is a quaint, historic town which was founded by a railroad company in the 1830s. The trains still run through town, and our campus daily. Downtown Midway is known as a regional dining destination and its unique boutiques that draw visitors daily.

Midway University: Our Story

Midway University, formerly the Kentucky Female Orphan School, was the dream of Dr. L. L. Pinkerton, a young physician and minister of the Christian Church. Together with James Ware Parrish, the Midway Christian Church elder who raised the funds necessary to open the school, they joined with other progressive thinkers to launch a revolutionary educational experiment. In antebellum Kentucky, the few girls who received formal education were taught to read only because it was considered necessary for their role as mothers. Female orphans were rarely offered even this meager amount of schooling. Without education or parental support and concern, the most many could hope for was a lifetime of drudgery as a maid or laborer.

The liberal arts curriculum and career preparation proposed by Dr. Pinkerton was a comprehensive solution to this tragic situation, and the benefits reached far beyond the individual girls who attended the school. Dr. Pinkerton’s dream became a reality in 1847 as Midway-educated teachers went forth to share their learning with youngsters throughout the state and region. In the years since its inception, the institution has evolved to meet the educational needs of women, and now men, while preserving the goals and standards of its founders.

Subject Areas Taught at Midway University:

Midway University is a leader in providing educational opportunities for men and women who wish to continue their education. The main campus provides a unique learning, living opportunity for students seeking their undergraduate degrees. Midway also offers undergraduate and graduate programs in an accelerated format where students attend classes in the evening or online. Midway University has long been known for its excellence throughout Kentucky and beyond in the program areas of Business, Equine Studies, Nursing/Healthcare, and Teacher Education. With more than 30 majors and areas of concentrations, our programs are matched with the work force needs of the region and are applicable to many business segments. University is approved to award associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees.

General Admission Requirements at Midway University:

GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale)

Class rank of 50%

18 ACT / 860 SAT (Reading + Math) (if taken in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS)

TOEFL or IELTS results are required.

Students achieving a grade of C or higher in a college level English course at a US college or university can waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

TOEFL of 500 written, 173 (computer version), 61 (internet based), or score of 6.0 bands on the IELTS are required minimum scores for admission.

TOEFL of 460 written, 146 (computer version), 48 (internet based), or score of 5.5 bands on the IELTS are required minimum scores to be considered for conditional admission.

Student Life at Midway University

At Midway students are always the top priority for us. We have a unique student body made up of students from the ages of 17 to 70+; each of whom comes from a unique background. Our student population draws students from all across the United States and more than 20 countries. We make a great effort to enhance all students’ experience while at Midway by presenting unique speakers, arts programming and multicultural programs on campus. From hosting hundreds of co-curricular events, on campus athletic competition, study abroad and volunteering opportunities, academic support services such as peer tutoring and career planning services, student life covers all activities that happen outside the classroom. Our offering of student organizations include ENACTUS, Kentucky Education Association, Midway Activities Council, Midway Association of Nursing Students, Midway Environmental Explorations Club, Prayer Group, Psychology Club, Run Club, Sport Management Club, Student Athletics Board, and Tri-Beta. At Midway, there are opportunities to study abroad, receive free tutoring and career services, and play a sport. Midway University fields 15 athletic teams and 2 equine riding teams. Team sports include archery, basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

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Total Tuition $23,700.00

School Information

  • 512 East Stephens Street
    Midway, Kentucky 40347-1112
  • (859) 846-5815
  • (859) 846-5349
Calendar: Semester
Locale: Town: Fringe
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Common name(s): Midway University

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


SAT Scores:
Math: 420–520, Reading: 430–530
(25th-75th percentile)
ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?
Neither required nor recommended

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Nursing Science
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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