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University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky (UK), founded in 1865, is a public land grant university dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and healthcare. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, UK plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.

A diverse student body of 28,000, representing 117 countries, are studying in more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, more than 90 master’s programs and more than 90 doctoral programs in 16 academic and professional colleges – all on one centrally located campus. UK is pound to be one of the top 300 academic institutions in the world, and to offer its students more than 25 nationally ranked programs in the Top 20.

Campus life at UK is never dull and provides countless ways to get involved and make new friends. With over 400 student organizations you’ll be sure to find a club, organization or volunteer opportunity that will enable you to explore your interests while having fun. There are also frequent on-campus events such as live performances and sporting events.

As a leading research university, there are over 70 centers for research, providing ample opportuntity to aid or participate in one of the many research projects being conducted at UK. In 2011, UK faculty received a record-breaking total of $229 million in grants and contracts. Groundbreaking developments made in all areas of study, not only benefit the local community but people around the world.

UK is located in Lexington, Kentucky – a city of 295,000 known for its natural beauty and friendly residents. Lexington is proud to offer many unique attractions, cultural events and an energetic nightlife. It has been ranked in the top 10 nationally for safest, most educated, best value, best for business and best for employment opportunities. In addition, it made the list of Top 10 Cities of the Future.

As the University of Kentucky is well on its way to becoming a Top 20 institution, it is a place to dream and succeed. Expect the best in resources, teaching, research opportunities and your overall experience, as UK is leading through innovation!

School Information

410 Administration Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032
P: (859) 257-9000
Calendar: Semester
Locale: City: Large
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Students & Faculty

  • 29,633Total Students
  • 14,393Male Students
  • 15,240Female Students
  • 1,312Total Intl Students
  • 744Intl Male Students
  • 568Intl Female Students
  • 6,675Total Faculty
  • 4,215Male Faculty
  • 2,460Female Faculty
  • 18:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 18,740

Out of State Tuition

$ 800

Books & Supplies

$ 10,000

Room & Board

$ 2,240

Other Expenses

$ 31,780



total applicants

admitted (9275)

enrolled (4328)

SAT Scores:
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 ?

Degrees & Programs

Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Behavioral Sciences
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Psychology
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering, General
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Counseling Psychology
Curriculum and Instruction
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals Who are Developmentally Delayed
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Psychology
Educational/Instructional Technology
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Experimental Psychology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Family Systems
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Food Science
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health Teacher Education
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Interior Design
International Public Health/International Health
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library and Information Science
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Molecular Pharmacology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Nutrition Sciences
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Plant Physiology
Plant Sciences, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

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