UK

University of Kentucky

410 Administration Dr, Lexington, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    1,846
  • Class Notes
    1,071
  • Textbook Notes
    106
  • Study Guides
    673
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,591
  • Previously Enrolled
    588

Overview of University of Kentucky (UK)

About this school

The University of Kentucky, founded in 1865, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture, Allied Health Professions, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Communications and Information Studies, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Environmental Sciences, Law, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work. Its 685-acre campus is located in Lexington, 75 miles from Cincinnati.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:22,425
    • Men:10,127 (45.2%)
    • Women:12,298 (54.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (UK)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Kentucky is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
7
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Lexington, KY  40506-0032
Phone
(859) 257-2000
Fax
(859) 257-4000
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins May 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
96% of 18,925 applicants were admitted
Women
97% of 11,336 applicants were admitted
Men
94% of 7,589 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,986 (33%) of 18,125 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,325 (30%) of 10,963 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,661 (37%) of 7,162 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
45%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
570 average |490-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
18%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
25%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
550-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
20%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |22-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
20%
• Score 24 - 29
45%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
2%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (UK)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $13,134|Out-of-state: $29,218
  • Room & Board: - $12,184 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Kentucky accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001989
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
4,012 (84.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,941 (73.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,941 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
556 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
53%
Average Award
$12,112
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,241 (42.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,557
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,700 (57.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,519
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,817 (61.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Average amount $9,694

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
13,213 (71.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
10,489 (79.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
10,489 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,876 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$12,392
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,940 (47.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,664
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,549 (52.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,532
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 7,998 (76.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
5,318 (28.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,475

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
54%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$31,374
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Public Servants, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UK)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


Not reported

Part-Time Faculty


Not reported

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
730
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Kentucky provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.3%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


40.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


60.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.6%

Programs & Majors (UK)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (91)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Public Services, Other
  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Nutrition
  • Interior Design
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining and Mineral Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Technical Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Communication/journalism

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Historic Preservation, Master of Science in Communication Disorders, Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics, Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Nutritional Science, Professional Master of Biomedical Engineering, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Interior Design and Merchandising, Master of Science in Radiological Medical Physics, Master of Arts in Education, Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, Master of Science in Mining, Master of Business Administration, Master of Mining Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Social Work, Master of Science in Forestry, Master of Science in Materials Engineering, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Master of Engineering, Master of Arts in Interior Design and Merchandising, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Health Professions, Master of Science in Library Science

Master's Programs of Study (100)


  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allied Health--General
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Research
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Information Science
  • Interior Design
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Library Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Physics
  • Middle School Education
  • Mineral/Mining Engineering
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Nutrition
  • Oral and Dental Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Sciences

Campus Life (UK)

Location & Geography

Population


308,428

Nearest Metropolitan Area


813 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Cincinnati, Louisville

Weather


Temperature
22.4 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
130 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
8 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lexington
Nearest Train Station
40 mile(s) from campus in Naysville

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


33% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


73%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Royal blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, basketball, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Kentucky offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student activities board, student government association, campus progressive coalition, ski and snowboard club, society of women engineers

Sororities


30.7% of women participate

Fraternities


19% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


20,657

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
22,425
Women
12,298
Men
10,127

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 8.0% Black/African-American
  • 4.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 77.4% White
  • 2.8% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 77 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


7,040

Student Resources (UK)