University of Kentucky Rankings
Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- 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.221 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.220 responses
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.304 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.356 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.178 responses
University of Kentucky Reviews
I love the University of Kentucky. As a student from out-of-state, I was worried about fitting in and dealing with homesickness on a regular basis. Fortunately, UK's warm and welcoming atmosphere made me feel right at home the minute I stepped on campus, and I haven't had that worry since. The wide variety of majors and course offerings are sure to capture your interest, and with outstanding study facilities, you won't want to stop learning! Besides the freedom to meet with professors outside of class, UK provides a number of academic resources to keep you on track with your studies. And when you are not studying, there is plenty of fun things to do, whether you are with a large group of friends or just by yourself. No matter your interests or career aspirations, UK will always feel like home.
The University of Kentucky is a fantastic university if you are interested in a large school in an urban setting, with access to a wide variety of resources and opportunities. This is, however, offset by the fact that the size of the university causes it to be quite impersonal and operate more like a machine than a school. Classes are large for the most part, which sometimes makes it difficult to receive the attention necessary, but the professors are quite qualified and are good at their jobs, which means that one-on-one attention isn't needed as often!
The University of Kentucky has an environment that offers a wide variety of diversity in a small town feel. As a research university much of its resources go to promoting new discoveries and therefore professors tend to focus on their research. Given this, they offer many opportunities to students interested in pursuing research. While academics and student life are great, facilities leave something to be desired. Much construction is currently underway though!