University of Kentucky (UK)

Lexington, KY

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University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Student Essentials

University of Kentucky Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Wildcats
Website: www.uky.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $9,676
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,864
Retention Rate: 81%
Enrollment: 29,802
Year Established: 1865

About UK

Home to more than 60 nationally ranked academic programs and to more than a dozen on-campus arts organizations and facilities, University of Kentucky offers high quality education in the American South.

Located in the city of Lexington, University of Kentucky offers a range of bachelor’s and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities, sciences, business and professional studies.

All of its programs have, at some point, received recognition by ranking publications and organizations. Ranked as top programs by several scholastic publications are its Psychology, Hispanic Studies and Communications Studies programs.

Top research facilities are also one of University of Kentucky’s more impressive features. If you plan on studying in a science field, KU might be the place for you.

KU also offers plenty of arts and cultural opportunities. Several on-campus museums, galleries, an opera performance group, a cultural arts center and live theatre performance are just a sampling of the arts offerings.

Numerous extracurricular and athletic organizations, extensive student housing, international study programs, top-ranked sports teams and extensive student services are just some of the other offerings alive at University of Kentucky.

Financial aid is available to eligible students through a variety of sources, including loans and grants for undergraduates. Fellowships are available for all areas of graduate study and include a tuition scholarship and often a stipend as well.

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UK Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

43% of students gave University of Kentucky 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

I am a current student at the University of Kentucky located in Lexington, KY. I am a non traditional returning student and have found UK to a great school. The campus is easy to navigate and is aesthetically pleasing. The student activities board is always having one event or another.


Alumnus - Grad Year 1984

Overall Rating

The University had a great program geared toward adult returning students. Specifically assigned faculty and staff very effectively helped those students who were married, raising children, working full-time jobs and who did not live on campus. I was glad for the special treatment.


UK Map & Location

University of Kentucky
South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506


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Getting Around UK

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Lexington, KY

Winter
Dec
44
28
Jan
41
25
Feb
46
28
Spring
Mar
55
36
Apr
66
45
May
74
54
Summer
Jun
83
63
Jul
86
66
Aug
86
65
Fall
Sep
79
58
Oct
68
47
Nov
55
37

UK Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 21,861
Freshman Class 5,650
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 29,802

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 83%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 2%
African American 8%
Caucasian 83%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 73%
Graduate 27%
Full-Time 72%
Part-Time 28%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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