University of Kentucky (UK)


University of Kentucky at a glance

university of kentucky
101 Main Building,
Lexington, KY 40506, United States

(859) 257-9000
National Ranking:

At a Glance
Student Population: 28,435
Undergraduate Population: 21,441
Student to Faculty ratio: 18
Total Annual Cost $37,602
In-State Tuition: $10,616
Out-of-State Tuition $22,888
Percent on Financial Aid: 93%
Average Grant Aid Received $7,531
Acceptance rate: 69%
in Research Universities
#65 in the South region

General Information

The University of Kentucky also known as ‘UK,’ is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. It originally started as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky in 1865 when it was founded by John Bryan Bowman. University of Kentucky, located in the state of Kentucky is one of Kentucky’s two land-grant universities and offers the following programs: 16 colleges, 1 graduate school, 93 undergraduate programs, 99 master programs, 66 doctoral programs, as well as 4 professional programs. In total, it offers more than 200 academic programs. As of 2013, University of Kentucky was the largest university in Kentucky, with 19,385 students. Additionally, according to U.S. News and World Report, University of Kentucky is also the highest ranking research university in the state of Kentucky. It is estimated that by the year 2020, the University of Kentucky may rise to becoming the top 20 public research institution in overall ranking.

Although University of Kentucky’s first collors were blue and light yellow, today, the University of Kentucky’s color is blue and white as it was officially adopted in 1892.

Student Life

University of Kentucky makes campus living easy for students meet new people who share similar interests. The “Living Learning Program” offered by University of Kentucky allows students to not only live together with other students but also study subjects and topics with other students freely at the convenience of their residence hall. Not only does the Living Learning Program make it easy for students to study with other students conveniently, but outdoors, there is also a wide-range of dining options ranging from home-cooking to international fares. Moreover, students are able to enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Johnson Center where the university provides the latest workout equipments as well as basketball and racquetball courts. But the most unique feature the Johnson Center fitness center has to offer is its rock-climbing wall in the middle of the center.

UK Athletics

University of Kentucky’s athletics team and its mascots are known as the Kentucky Wildcats. Although the women’s teams and athletes were originally known as the “Lady Kats,” in 1995 the University of Kentucky combined both women’s and men’s teams together, as the “Wildcats.” The fans of the Kentucky Wildcats even have a name - the “Big Blue Nation”. UK Wildcats basketball

University of Kentucky's Costs and Financial Aid

If you are looking for a good financial aid, University of Kentucky may be one of the university choices for you. University of Kentucky offers a very generous financial aid at 93%, and the average total annual cost is estimated to be about $37,602.

Below is the average fees you would be expecting, for one academic year at University of Kentucky:

In-state tuition and fees$10,616 (2015-16)
Out-of-state tuition and fees$22,888 (2015-16)
Percent of Financial Aid$93% (2015-16)

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