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University of Kentucky

410 Administration Dr. Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 257-9000 | Established: 1865 | UKY.edu

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Established in 1865 as the flagship university of the state, the University of Kentucky (Kentucky or UK) is a public coeducational land-grant institution. Located in the city of Lexington, the university shares close ties with its city residents and is consistently named...
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one of the top college towns in the country. Seated in the ”Horse Capital of the World,” UK’s 780 acre campus setting is urban and its academic buildings and dormitories are spread between its north, central, and south campuses.

Kentucky is the largest university in the state with more than 28,000 students in total. The University is divided into 17 colleges and schools, including the highly ranked schools of health and public affairs. UK’s 21,000 undergraduates can choose to pursue degrees in nearly 100 different programs. There are over 350 student-led organizations and clubs on campus; 15% of the student body is involved in the vibrant Greek life on campus.

The Kentucky Wildcats compete at the Division I level in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Among its varsity sports, the men’s basketball team is one of the most notable and storied sports programs in college athletics.

Notable alumni and attendees include NBA player Rajon Rondo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and actress Ashley Judd.

Enrollment

  • Undergrad Enrollment: 21,441
  • Graduate Enrollment: 6,994
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1

Region

  • Southeast

Popular Majors

  • Most Popular Major: Biology
  • Second Most Popular: Psychology

Percentages

  • Acceptance Rate: 69%
  • Percent Male: 49%
  • Percent Female: 51%

Cost

  • In-State Tuition: $10,110
  • Out-of-State Tuition: $21,192

Other

  • Type of School: 4 Year-Public
  • College Setting: Large City

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120 W. Maxwell St.
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McCarthy’s Irish Bar

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Lexington, KY 40507
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Bourbon n’ Toulouse

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829 Euclid Ave.
Lexington, KY 40502
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Tin Roof

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Lexington, KY 40508
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Goodfellas Pizzeria

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110 N. Mill St.
Lexington, KY 40507
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Lynagh’s Irish Pub & Grill

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384 Woodland Ave.
Lexington, KY 40508
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Alfalfa

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141 E. Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507
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Two Keys Tavern

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333 S. Limestone St.
Lexington, KY 40508
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Seki Restaurant

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1093 S. Broadway Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
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Cheapside Bar & Grill

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131 Cheapside St.
Lexington, KY 40507
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Lexington, KY 40508
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Charlie Brown’s Restaurant & Lounge

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Lexington, KY 40502
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Soundbar

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SKYBAR

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Lexington, KY 40507
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Wildcat Saloon

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Lexington, KY 40507
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Hilton (Lexington-Downtown)

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Lexington, KY 40507
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The Campbell House

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Lexington, KY 40504
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Lexington, KY 40507
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SpringHill Suites (Lexington-UK)

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863 S. Broadway Rd.
Lexington, KY 40504
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Lexington Downtown-University)

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1000 Export St.
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Class Begins

August 27



Fall Break Dates

N/A



Thanksgiving Break Dates

November 26-29



Winter Break Dates

December 20-January 13



Spring Break Dates

March 16-21



Summer Break Begins

May 9



Sports Division

NCAA Division I-A



Mascot

The Wildcat



Nickname

Wildcats



Sports Conference

SEC



People at University of Kentucky

Kevin Ruck

Christophe Limpalair

Jordan Barber

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