Kentucky is a highly rated public university located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,657 undergraduate students. The Kentucky acceptance rate is 94%. Popular majors include Marketing, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 66% of students, Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.
University of Kentucky Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.212 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.234 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.233 responses
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.317 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.369 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.178 responses
University of Kentucky Reviews
Being from Ohio, I was excited yet a little nervous to make the trip down to Lexington. Going to a place where I didn't know anyone presented a lot of opportunity to grow as a person and make new connections, but at the same time the fear of maybe not finding anyone that I could really relate to and become friends with was a very real thing. During my second week of being here in Lexington, I decided to rush for a fraternity and it just may have been the best decision of my life. I have made all types of new friends of all different majors. I have people that are in my major which helps with my academics and having people to converse with about homework, lectures, and upcoming tests. I was nervous about making the move down here, but now that I'm here and in the groove of things, I can't imagine being anywhere else!
Many people think a "high acceptance rate" has something to do with the quality of the school, but it really doesn't! The University of Kentucky is the best college in KY, hands down. It's a big state school that has students coming from all across the USA and the WORLD, so of course they'll take people! They need that diversity and give everyone a chance. What you don't see next to the acceptance rate is how selective they are with financial aid, scholarships or the honors college and etc. Like any other school you're going to have the people that want to succeed and those that care, but from what I have seen the mass majority of students DO care and will end up being one of the best, if not THE best wherever they end up. It's what you make of it, simple as that.
I really love campus life, campus itself is so beautiful! The people are so wonderful, I’ve met the best people. I’m a stem major so class are obviously difficult but professors are always willing to help and there are so many resources on campus to help tutor and teach people something they might not understand! There are a bunch of things to do on campus, one of my favorites is comedy caravan Wednesday nights where they have a full on comedy show and although there have been a few bad comedians most of them are sooo funny!