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University of Kentucky Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

28,037 Students

96% Admitted

  • 29,465 full time
  • 3,072 part time
  • 11,883 men full time
  • 12,153 women full time
  • 13,537 applied
  • 9,275 admitted
  • 4,328 enrolled

22,425 Undergraduates

$10,173 Tuition/Year

  • 7,181 Graduates
  • 401 Non-Degree
  • $10,173 in state
  • $1,311 fees
  • $12,814 room & board
  • $1,000 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Southeast Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Wildcat
School Colors: Blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Student from NJ
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  • The University of Kentucky is everything I dreamed and more. I have found my place in my major as well as in my sorority. There is a wonderful balance between…

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  • Garrett from Lexington, KY
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  • The University of Kentucky has provided me with a great sense of culture and community. They have proved to have courses that are meaningful and rigorous. I have learned a…

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Mission Statement


At the University of Kentucky, we talk about The Kentucky Promise. It's a promise we've tried to honor for nearly 150 years - a promise to you as students, to our faculty and staff and to the Commonwealth of Kentucky we serve every day.


The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development.

The University of Kentucky:

  • - Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research.
  • - Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity.
  • - Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond.

The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.
University of Kentucky
  • Located in Lexington, KY
  • Public
  • 28,037 students enrolled
  • 96% admitted
  • $10,173 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Akrutiben from Lexington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    The campus has its own blend with the history of Kentucky and the modern technology. Everywhere you can see people carrying a varying conversations from dorm chit chats to some molecular undergraduate research. The campus holds many dining places spread out through the campus, sororities and Frat houses blending in the laboratories and mining buildings , libraries for each department and the head of all libraries - the willy T. As a student it's really easy to do a late night preparation for tests in one of the cubicle with your own table and own light. It just makes you feel like you have one private room in one big house full of people just like you. You can ask help to your neighbor who might be studying the same material or may have gone through your stress. Importantly, the sports spirit at UK is undoubtedly outrageous. From a Freshman to a graduate to a bio professor, everyone is equally spirited for UK teams. We take our athletes seriously, and cheer them when they are down or beating our enemy state teams. At UK the sports festive goes on from Football in fall to Basketball in winter to soccer to tennis to swimming, and the cycle keeps cycling with even brighter faces and spirited faculty.

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  • 5
  • Schuyler from Lexington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I love it here. I live in the dorms and have made several new friends on my floor because everyone is so open to get to know each other. I have enjoyed my classes and getting to know the people and teachers. I have had a wonderful time and cannot wait to continue my education here.

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  • Cassidy from Frankfort, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I love the University of Kentucky!! It was the best choice for me and the best decision I made. There is so much to do and always someone willing to help when you need it whether it be a professor, a TA, an RA or someone down the hall.

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