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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A minus
  8. Location
    grade A minus
  9. Dorms
    grade A
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Kentucky is an above-average public university located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 20,622 undergraduate students. The Kentucky acceptance rate is 96%. Popular majors include Marketing, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 66% of students, Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,900.

About

South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference

University of Kentucky Rankings

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UK Admissions

Acceptance Rate
96%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1070-1320
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$18,958 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,507 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 212 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 235 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 234 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • All
    2%
  • None
    75%
  • Some
    23%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,622 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,614
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 185 responses
  • Friendly
    45%
  • Friendly, but choosey
    42%
  • Friendly but not very outgoing
    5%
  • Leader of tomorrow
    3%
  • Closed Off
    2%
  • Sheltered
    1%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 318 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 370 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 205 responses
  • OHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS!!!!
    43%
  • GO! BIG! BLUE!
    16%
  • #BBN (Big Blue Nation)
    13%
  • OHHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS!!!!
    8%
  • Cats by 90
    7%
  • Lets Go Wildcats!
    6%
  • Let's graduate ! College ! College !!!
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 178 responses

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