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 96%. Popular majors include Psychology, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, and Marketing. Graduating 65% of students, Kentucky alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,600.
NCAA Division I-FBS
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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.227 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.226 responses
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.310 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.362 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
The University of Kentucky is one of the best universities I've ever been to! The campus is beautiful and everyone is so welcoming. I felt at home the first time I visited and automatically I knew UK was the school I wanted to attend. There's a whole week of activities in August before classes start specifically for incoming freshman to get them acclimated to the university and show them everything UK has to offer. There are numerous tutoring services and most professors are flexible with their office hours to find a time that works for the student. Almost everyday there's a different activity happening on campus, from goat yoga and Pinterest parties for stress relief, to live music and food to spend time with friends, to tailgates before sports games to support our Wildcats with the most spirit. It's clear that the university strives to create the best environment for students' success and well-being. I'm so glad I picked the University of Kentucky!
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.
I love the University of Ky! I am in my second year in the Honors College at UK and I can't describe what a great experience I am having. UK has wonderful professors in many different areas and fantastic opportunities for anyone who is interested. Even though UK is a large university, it has a very comfortable environment, a place that you can call home. We have great facilities and programs for nearly any major that you can imagine, plus lots of research options as well.