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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!

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Total Tuition $18,740.00

School Information

  • 410 Administration Drive
    Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032
  • (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

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

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


SAT Scores:
Math: 500–630, Reading: 490–620
(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

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
African-American/Black Studies
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other
Agronomy and Crop Science
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Animal Sciences, General
Apparel and Textiles, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
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
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical Psychology
Cognitive Science
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Community Organization and Advocacy
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer Engineering, General
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Counseling Psychology
Crop Production
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, 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
Environmental Studies
Equestrian/Equine Studies
ESL (English as a Second Language)
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Exercise Physiology
Experimental Psychology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Finance, General
Financial Mathematics
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Folklore Studies
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
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Nutrition
Information Technology
Interior Design
International Public Health/International Health
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Islamic Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library and Information Science
Library Science, Other
Management Science
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Medical Scientist
Microbiology and Immunology
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Pharmacology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Nursing Practice
Nursing Science
Nutrition Sciences
Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
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-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician
Radio and Television
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Rehabilitation Science
Reproductive Biology
Retail Management
Russian Studies
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
Sustainability Studies
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Women's Studies
Writing, General

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