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University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0032 Lexington, KY 40506 Phone: (859) 257-9000
  • General Information
    About University of Kentucky

    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. From Paducah to Pikeville, Covington to Cumberland, the University of Kentucky touches lives across the Bluegrass State, providing education, cultural stimulation and economic development in all 120 counties. Considering that residents of all Kentucky counties benefit from the University's medical care, community service, innovative research and creative teaching and instruction, there's no question UK is The University of Kentucky


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 11,120
    Percent Admitted 79%
    Men Admitted 78%
    Women Admitted 79%
    Full Time Retention Rate 80%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 490 610
      Math 500 630
      Writing 480 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 27
      English 21 27
      Math 20 27
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 28,824
    Native American 59.0
    Asian 670.0
    African American 1,787.0
    Hispanic 365.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 18,317
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 5,709

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