The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Admission for freshman applicants is based on a holistic review including high school grades, national college admission test results, successful completion of the pre-college curriculum and a written essay.

Transfer

Applicants with 24 or more transferrable courses post high school graduation with a 2.00 GPA will be considered for admission. Applicants with fewer than 24 hours must also submit a high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.

Additional Information

At the University of Kentucky, student success – your success – is our top priority. What does that mean? We’ve designed a campus to meet your needs, to maximize your success and to help you achieve your goals. Simply put, our academic community pushes each other – and will challenge you – to do better, think bigger and achieve more. We are one of only eight institutions in the country with colleges of agriculture, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy on one contiguous campus fostering a symbiotic community where cross-discipline exploration is encouraged and happens every day. You will live and learn in a community like no other. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass region in Lexington, Kentucky, UK is home to students from all 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.  Endless opportunities exist here to get involved, stay connected and make a difference on campus, in the community and, even, around the globe.
 
 

Visit us

The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus tours every weekday at the University of Kentucky. The information session is designed to cover admission, scholarship, and housing information for prospective freshmen. (The Visitor Center also offers select transfer student sessions and tours each month). After your information session, you'll be led by a student tour guide on a 90-minute walking tour of campus. Your tour will include stops at William T. Young Library, the University's largest library; Jacobs Science Building; Haggin Hall, a suite-style re

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

Office of Undergraduate Admission, 100 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054, United States of America

Phone number

(859) 257-2000

Region

South

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