University of Kentucky


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University of Kentucky

In-state Tuition

$6,510 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$13,970 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

February 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


Agriculture Information Center, Hunter M. Adams Architecture Library, Chemistry/Physics Library, College of Communications and Information Studies Reading Room, College of Education Library, Shaver Engineering Library, Geological Sciences Library, John A. Morris Library (Veterinary Science), Kentucky Transportation Center Library, College of Law Library, The Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, The Mathematical Sciences Library,UK Chandler Medical Center Library,

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,286,731 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 28,350 current serial subscriptions.
  • 6,347,361 microforms.
  • 88,631 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

The William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, The UK Art Museum, The University of Kentucky Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Arboretum Park (Named in March, 2000 the “Official State Botanical Garden for the Commonwealth of Kentucky,”), The John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, The Rasdall Art Gallery, The Tuska Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural Center,



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 810 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


minority student, career, military, academic, psychological


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 29% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • In total, there are 66 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 32% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Commencement (usually the first weekend in May except this year). Women Mean Business Conference (late summer, sponsored by B&E). Corner on Classics (Singletary Cener, August thru May). Turning the Corner Concert Series (Singletary Center, August thru May). Foreign Language Conference (A&S, Spring. 56th annual going on right now). Children’s Miracle Network (Med Center). Cultural Diversity Festival (Spring). Grand Night for Singing (School of Music, summer). Midnight Finals Crunch Brunch (December, Student Affairs and Administration). Provost Outstanding Teachers Award Ceremony (Spring). Blazer Lecture (College of Arts and Sciences, spring). Distinguished Professor Lecture (College of Arts and Sciences, April). Women Writers Conference (No set date). Amahl and the Night Visitors (fall semester). Opera Season (various operas. School of Music. Usually three per year). Opera Gala (Spring). UK Invitational High School Concert Band Festival (March. ). UK High School Honors Wind Ensemble (February). Kentucky Volunteer Fire School. (Spring. Held at UK every year for 75 years). UK Band Spectacular. (Features bands at UK, Steel Drum Band, Wildcat Marching Band (annually, fall). Hall of Fame Ceremony. (Just about every college has one, particularly B&E, Human Environmental Sciences, Education, Law, Fine Arts). United Way Luncheon (Held annually since early ’60s. ). Student Awards Night (spring). Homecoming. (Parade, alumni gatherings, first football game). College of Agriculture Alumni Roundup (early fall, first football game).
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 348 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon (Ag. Eng. ), Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-health), Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman), Alpha Phi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), Beta Gamma Sigma (Marketing), Chi Epsilon (Civil Eng. ), Epsilon Delta (Education), Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Lambda Alpha (Anthropology), Mortar Board (Senior), Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta (History), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman), Phi Sigma Pi (National), Phi Sigma Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron (Consumer Science), Pi Delta Phi (French), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering), Psi Chi (Psychology), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Tau Beta Sigma (Band), Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science)
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Advent Student Movement, Athletes in Action, Baptist Student Union, Berean Bible Study, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Newman Center, Cats for Christ, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries, Christian Medical & Dental Association, Christian Science Organization, Christian Student Fellowship, Cornerstone Campus Life Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Grace Campus Ministries, Graduate Christian Fellowship, International Christian Fellowship, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Org/Hillel Foundation, Latter Day Saint Student Association, Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministries, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Students For Christ, Three D – 3D, University Christian Fellowship, Uplink Campus Ministries, Upside Down, Young Life FYF, Buddhist Studies Club
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Cosmopolitan Club, Hong Kong Student Association, Indian Students Association, Indonesia Student Organization/PERMIAS, International Student Council, Japanese Culture Student Association, Korean Student Association, Ky Assn. of Filipino-American Students, Malaysian Student Organization, Miracle Ajisai School, Muslim Student Association, Pakistan Student Association, Taiwanese Student Association, Thai Association of Kentucky, Turkish Student Association, Black Student Union, Black Graduate & Professional Students Association, Black Voices, NAACP
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Academic Team, ALAAP, Amateur Radio Club, ACLU, Amnesty International, AMUK – Animation Manga of UK, Angel Club, Appalachian Student Union, Ballroom Dance Society, Beta Lambda Rho, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Volunteer Assn. , Campus Girl Scouts, Campus Progressive Coalition, C. A. R. E. S. – Counseling, awareness, resource, ed. svcs. , Central KY Blood Center Student Advisory Council, Computer Gaming Club, CRY – Lexington, Dance Ensemble, Digital Freedom UK, disClosure, Entrepreneurs Club, Federation of Student Organizations, Feminist Alliance, Graduate Women in Business, Green Thumb, H. G. Athletics, Habitat for Humanity, Hep Cats: Swing Club, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Lambda, Lavander Society, Linux User Group, Medieval Combat Society, Miskatonic Student Union, Non-Traditional Student Organization, Odyssey of the Mind, Open Communication Association, Phi Alpha Delta, Preparing Aspiring Wildcats, Relay for Life, Resident Student Council, Silver Wings – Col. James. S. Parker Chapter, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Student Activities Board, Student Alumni Association, Studen Development Council, Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, Students for Life, Students for Responsible Ecological Awareness & Mgmt. – (STREAM), Students to Save Robinson Forest, United Students Against Sweatshops, Value Creation Society, Wildcat Danzers, Kentuckian Yearbook, Kentucky Kernel Press Club, Radio Free Lexington (WRFL-FM), Summit Newspaper Organization, Aikido, Chinese Karate Club, Cool Cats Ice Hockey Team, Cricket Club, Dressage Club, Equestrian Team, Field Hockey Club, Fencing Club, Handball Club, Judo Club, Kempo Club, Kendo-Bu, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing Club, Rugby Club – Men’s, Rugby Club – Women’s, Shaolin Karate Club, Shotokan Karate Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Soccer Club – Women’s, Softball Club, Sports Officials Association, Tae Kwon Do Club, Tennis Club, The Spin Winterguard, TriCats: Triatholon Club, Ultimate Frisbee – Coed, Volleyball Club – Men’s, Volleyball Club – Women’s, Water Ski Team, Wild Water Cats, College Democrats, College Republicans, Leftist Student Union, Students for a Better Future, Students for the Green Party, Medical Student Government Association, Student Government Association
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Kentucky Kernel (Daily)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Cincinnati, OH (90), Lexington, KY (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Lexington, KY (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 57% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 26 fraternities
  • 16 fraternity houses
  • 15% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 17 sororities
  • 13 sorority houses
  • 19% of students are sorority members.


  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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