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University of Kentucky
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  • 4 Year
  • LEXINGTON, KY

Report Card

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 C+

About

100 W.D. FUNKHOUSER BLDG.
LEXINGTON, KY 40509
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
From University of Kentucky

At the University of Kentucky, our students have big dreams – bold dreams – just like you. We know you are ready for this moment, for the opportunity to make your dreams a reality. We are, too. It’s why we’re here. We are here

to ensure your university experience pushes you to fulfill your wildest ambitions.

Here, our 200+ academic programs mean that whatever you want to do, you can do it at the University of Kentucky. And you’ll do it all in a community – the Big Blue Nation – who will challenge you and cheer you on along the way. A UK degree is much more than a piece of paper; it reflects an all encompassing educational experience that has prepared you to do anything, go anywhere and make the world a better place.

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University of Kentucky Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
February 15
Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,831 / 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
$11,791 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 212 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 242 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 241 responses

Majors

Living on Campus

Choosing to live on campus is the best decision you can make. Living in the heart of Big Blue Nation will make your time at UK more fun, help you foster deeper friendships, become more connected and be more successful. When you live on campus, you will be more supported socially and academically. That's why students who live on campus have higher average GPAs than their peers who live off-campus.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    80%
  • On Campus
    7%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,239 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,988
Undergrads Over 25
143500%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 192 responses
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Friendly, but choosey
    41%
  • Friendly but not very outgoing
    6%
  • Leader of tomorrow
    3%
  • Closed Off
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%
  • Motivated
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 325 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 377 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 212 responses
  • OHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS!!!!
    42%
  • GO! BIG! BLUE!
    17%
  • #BBN (Big Blue Nation)
    13%
  • OHHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS!!!!
    8%
  • Cats by 90
    8%
  • Lets Go Wildcats!
    7%
  • Let's graduate ! College ! College !!!
    2%

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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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