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University of Kentucky Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
22,425
Total Undergrads
Including 1,631 Part-time
4,328
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 46 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $984,479)
9
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $174,279)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 83 71 - Yes
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Football 130 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Gymnastics - 15 Yes -
Soccer 34 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 36 29 - Yes
Tennis 13 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 4.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.9%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 41
Liquor Law Violation 10
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 54

Notable Alumni

  • Ashley Judd, Actress; star of Double Jeopardy
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan, Winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
  • William Lipscomb, Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Stonewall Jackson, Famous Civil War general
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Student from NJ
  • 3
  • I live in the cheapest dorms on campus, so they can get pretty gross, but having a bunch of people who have never lived alone all together will make for…

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  • Danielle from Akron, OH
  • 3
  • I stayed in the dorm freshman year and it was the best decision. now they are putting up many new dorms and unfortunately taking all the parking lots with it…

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  • Caitlin from Evarts, KY
  • 4
  • The University of Kentucky is currently in the process of updating all of their resident halls. The buildings themselves are very nice living quarters, and the individuals chosen as resident…

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Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Hannah
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food is delicious.

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  • 4
  • Lea from Lexingtone, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Two major dining halls is the 90/Fresh Food company and Champions Kitchen, which is the only place meal swipes. The rest only take flex or cash (ex: Subway, Papa Johns, Panda Express, Auntie and Annie pretzel thing, Freshii for vegans). Recommend getting there at 5-6pm for dinner before stuff runs out. Meal plan is required for those who live on campus, except University Flats Best part is that there is a Kroger literally under a mile from campus that you can walk/bike to in under 10 minutes if meal plans get too expensive.

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  • 4
  • Whitney
  • I am a current student here

    The food options at UK are endless. THere's something for everyone, even in the cafeterias. There's a vegan, allergy free, and restaurant pop-up line at both cafeterias at UK. If cafeteria food isn't for you, don't worry there are lots of restaurants around that take meal plan cards as well.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Carlisle, KY
  • I am a current student here

    There are many places on or around campus to eat at. On campus, there is the 90, Champions Kitchen, K-Lair, Taco Bell, Papa Johns, Aqua Sushi, La Madelines, Steak and Shake, and the Wildcat Pantry. Around campus, there is a Jamba Juice, Dunkin Donuts, Raising Canes, Local Taco, and McDonald's.

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  • 5
  • Alexis from Rowdy, KY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is absolutely spectacular, with several popular dining options scattered across campus including: Chipotle, Subway, Taco Bell, the largest Starbucks on a college campus to date, and countless beloved local restaurants.

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  • 5
  • adrian from pittsburgh, pa
  • I am a current student here

    there multiple places that offer food throughout the university. for example the den and the 90 have food from many different fast food chains. with your housing plan you can also pick a meal plan that lets you buy food around campus.

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  • 4
  • l - paducah, ky
  • I am a current student here

    the dining options are great. the fresh food company/the 90 are the best so far since they vary their options. the others are a bit repetitive, so diversify where you go. the dining facilities are large, and now have new ones like the hotspot fresh food company, la madelline, the new one to be open at gatton, etc that look amazing. uk puts nutritional info of their food for their main dining halls on their website. each dining hall or uk's themed restaurant-like areas all have the calorie info. flex is king. i highly recommend using the champions 85 ($750 flex, i think) or at least the blue (14 meal swipes and flex $300) or white (10 meal swipes and flex $200, i think). uk even has a mini grocery store called the wildcat pantry where flex can be used. flex can be used everywhere, meal swipes in most areas. a mix should be fine. i recommend using their to-go box so you can take food to your dorm. i dislike how uk only allows meal swipes at bowmans den and k-lair after 4pm. it annoying. also, all dining halls (except klair, which is midnight) closes at 8pm on fridays, and the one that remain open on the weekend open at 10:30am.

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  • 5
  • from summersville, ky
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    while staying at uk, all of my meals were provided at the commons market. the food was excellent and the workers were very kind.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Hannah
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    UK has a very broad range of greek life to participate in.

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  • 0
  • Lea from Lexingtone, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Not a part of this, but I believe 1/3 of students are. There are professional and social ones. The only thing I'm aware of is that it is a large time commitment and may fine you for not going to meetings. Those in Greek life are typically not involved in much else, so that's something to consider before rushing. Remember that other club organizations can offer friendships as well.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Carlisle, KY
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not apart of any Greek Life organization, however, greek life is a common and popular organization that students join. Despite the stereotypes attached to it, greek life actually has great benefits associated with it and you will make life long friends and will also be more active on and off campus as well.

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  • 0
  • l - paducah, ky
  • I am a current student here

    i don't know how they are, dice i'm not greek. but the many students belong to some greek chapter. the greek houses at uk appear to be nice and well-kept buildings, though i've heard that they are pricy to live in

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  • 0
  • Student from NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Love it. It's a large portion of campus, about one fourth of the students are affiliated. We also have the Divine Nine. I have been told that it is hard to get into parties if you're not Greek or do not know someone.

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  • 0
  • Lauren Bates
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I would not know. All I know is the simple fact that it is offered, and many students enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • andgon238
  • I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life, so I can't say much about it, except that some organizations are good and some are not. You have to be careful about which one you choose. For sororities, it's mostly pretty good, except that some have reputations for being promiscuous or big partiers. For guys, there is hazing; they say there isn't, but they lie. I lived in a fraternity house that the university reclaimed because SAE got kicked off campus for 2 years for setting someone on fire, and there were cages in the basement where they would haze the rushes. It's amazing what they have to do if they want to get their girlfriends letters or a ring.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Akron, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Too much in it. Instead of being heavily focused on academics, all I here in my classes are guess who got drunk last weekend?! Its the most annoying thing. Also, if you like individuality DONT come here. Everyone dresses the same and if you arent in a sorority or frat, you will be looked down upon.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Greek Life is large here. We have 13 sororities and 21 fraternities and although that may seem like a lot, there are tons of other things to do and other crowds to associate with across campus.

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