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The University of Kentucky (UK) is located in Lexington, Kentucky. A public co-educational university, it is one of only two land-grant universities in the state. According to the U.S. News and World Report, UK is the highest ranked research university in Kentucky. It was founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. Today, the university is the largest in Kentucky by enrollment with 28,094 students enrolled as of Fall 2011.

UK boasted 4,600 first-year students in 2012, a record high. UK also is at a record high for its numbers of out-of state, international, Hispanic, and African-American students. UK strives for an international and diverse student population so they have a very selective admissions process. The students are divided into 93 undergraduate programs in 16 colleges, and 99 masters, 66 doctoral programs in a graduate school. It also has four professional programs. The University of Kentucky has fifteen libraries on campus. The largest of these is the William T. Young Library which is a federal depository. It hosts subjects like humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. Recently, UK has started focusing expenditures more and more on research (following a compact which was formed by the Kentucky General Assembly in 1997.) The directive declared that UK would become a Top 20 public research institution – in terms of the overall ranking that the university determines – by 2020.

General Information

Admission Office

100 W.D. Funkhouser Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0054

(859) 257-2000

(800) 432-0967

Fax: (859) 257-3823



Contact: Don Witt

Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management
Main Address

101 Main Building

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-9000

www.uky.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 18,942

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,110

Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,591

Graduate enrollment: 5,554

Setting

Urban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 79%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 81%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,096 $7,736 $8,123 $8,610 +6.00%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $800 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,200 $8,800 $9,100 $9,440 +3.74%
Other $2,100 $2,152 $2,160 $2,226 +3.06%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,000 $8,800 $9,100 $9,440 +3.74%
Other $2,100 $2,152 $2,160 $2,226 +3.06%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $18,196 $19,488 $20,183 $21,076 +4.42%
In-state Off Campus $17,996 $19,488 $20,183 $21,076 +4.42%
In-state with Family $7,896 $8,536 $8,923 $9,410 +5.46%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $8,352
In-state Student Fees $954
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $18,220
Out-of-state Student Fees $954

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 3,763 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,535 87% $20,491,165 $5,797
• Federal grants 747 18% $3,251,017 $4,352
• Pell grants 724 18% $2,385,229 $3,295
• Other federal grants 677 17% $865,788 $1,279
Institutional scholarships or grants 3,034 74% $6,081,591 $2,004
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,947 48% $11,158,557 $5,731
Student loan financial aid 1,782 44% $11,069,665 $6,212
• Federal student loans 1,748 43% $8,704,421 $4,980
• Other student loans 209 5% $2,365,244 $11,317

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 3709 1209 733
Agriculture 183 15 12
Agricultural Economics 62 4 5
Agricultural Public Services, Other 55
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other 10
Agronomy and Crop Science 12 1 3
Animal Sciences 32 8 1
Food Science 1
Horse Husbandry/equine Science and Management 10
Horticultural Science 1
Plant Sciences, Other 2
Soil Science and Agronomy 3
Architecture and Related Services 43 31
Architecture 31 31
Landscape Architecture 12
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 1
Latin American Studies 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 250 19 47
Anatomy 9
Biochemistry 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 4
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 220 4 5
Biotechnology 29
Entomology 1 8 8
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology 4
Molecular Pharmacology 2
Physiology 5
Plant Pathology/phytopathology 2
Plant Physiology 3
Toxicology 3 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 713 185 8
Accounting 144 37
Business/commerce 167 148 8
Business/managerial Economics 34
Finance 154
Hospitality Administration/management 40
Management Science 8
Marketing/marketing Management 166
Communication and Journalism Programs 342 9 11
Journalism 47
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 138
Radio and Television 31
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 126 9 11
Computing and Information Sciences 40 30 2
Computer and Information Sciences 39 30 2
Informatics 1
Education 335 93 24
Art Teacher Education 9 1
Curriculum and Instruction 4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 9 2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 6
Educational Evaluation and Research 4
Educational Leadership and Administration 9 11
Educational/instructional Technology 4
Elementary Education and Teaching 94 5
Health Teacher Education 12
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 8
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching 16
Music Teacher Education 19 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 94
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 47
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 28
Special Education and Teaching 25 3 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 8 7
Technical Teacher Education 18
Engineering 299 72 22
Agricultural Engineering 9 3 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 6 1
Chemical Engineering 35 2 6
Civil Engineering 58 22 3
Computer Engineering 16
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 48 30 4
Manufacturing Engineering 5
Materials Engineering 11 3
Mechanical Engineering 108 4 4
Mining and Mineral Engineering 14
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 116 3 4
English Language and Literature 116 3 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 103 21 4
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 16 5
Foreign Languages and Literatures 3
French Language and Literature 10 7
German Language and Literature 8 4
Linguistics 7
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 59 2 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 205 255 370
Athletic Training/trainer 12
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-language Pathology/pathologist 27 28
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 10 4 1
Dental Clinical Sciences 6
Dentistry 51
Health/health Care Administration/management 8 21
Medicine 99
Nursing Practice 10
Nursing Science 7
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design 11
Pharmacy 128
Physical Therapy/therapist 56
Physician Assistant 54
Pre-physical Therapy Studies 8
Public Health 22 4
Radiation Protection/health Physics Technician 7
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 152 52
Rehabilitation Science 1
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences 1 2
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/counselor 48
History 81 15 5
History 81 15 5
Human Services 57 143 9
Public Administration 27 8
Social Work 57 116 1
Legal and Law Studies 121
Law 121
Library Science 85
Library and Information Science 85
Mathematics and Statistics 29 14 13
Financial Mathematics 14
Mathematics 15 9 8
Statistics 5 5
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 74 15 4
Gerontology 2
Historic Preservation and Conservation 12
International/global Studies 37
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 37
Nutrition Sciences 3 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 20 7
Forest Sciences and Biology 6 7
Natural Resources/conservation 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 24 3
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 24 3
Physical Sciences 24 29 18
Chemistry 13 7 10
Geology and Earth Science 9 6 2
Physics 2 16 6
Psychology 227 48 24
Clinical Psychology 6 7
Counseling Psychology 15 8
Educational Psychology 21 4
Experimental Psychology 6 5
Psychology 227
Social Sciences 284 56 19
Anthropology 23 2 4
Economics 47 11 6
Geography 25 4 1
International Relations and Affairs 33
Political Science and Government 132 3 3
Sociology 57 3 5
Visual and Performing Arts 107 25 12
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 10
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 16 1
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/studio Arts 52 4
Interior Design 1 5
Music History, Literature, and Theory 3 2 2
Music Performance 12 13
Music 10
Work and Family Studies 176 15 1
Apparel and Textiles 62
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management 3
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 42
Family Systems 1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 71 7
Human Development and Family Studies 1 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Economics B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Food Science B
Sustainable/Organic Agriculture B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Mining/Mineral Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Family/Consumer Sciences – General B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health System Administration B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies C
Forest Sciences/Biology B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Kentucky Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(859) 257-9000
Website:www.uky.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.uky.edu/Admission/apply.htm
Address:South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506-0032
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:29,781
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:23,372 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$11,484
Out-of-state Tuition:$26,334
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,258

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Kentucky Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Kentucky.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1745
Architecture and Related Services21
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences33511
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1921
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3411
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1211
Education912145
Engineering3898
English Language and Literature/Letters221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences541
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics861
Health Professions and Related Programs108146
History111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science1
Mathematics and Statistics2222
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies7322
Natural Resources and Conservation131
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies111
Physical Sciences1333
Psychology155
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1122
Social Sciences1565
Visual and Performing Arts37102
Grand total50999865

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Kentucky.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Engineering1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Library Science1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total15

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Kentucky and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,484
Out-of-state$26,334
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$12,236
Out-of-state$28,380

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid4,82693%
Grant or scholarship aid4,67991%$9,258
Student loan aid2,53649%$7,975

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid17,62878%$8,481
Federal student loans9,87143%$6,554

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Kentucky. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Kentucky students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants20,4808,40612,074
Percent admitted100%89%92%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%26%24%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Kentucky Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment29,781
Undergraduate enrollment22,621
Graduate enrollment7,160

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Kentucky Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) (College of Dentistry)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (College of Dentistry)
    • Pediatric Dentistry (College of Dentistry)
    • Periodontics (College of Dentistry)
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
    • (SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs (University of Kentucky Hospital)
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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