University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

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.

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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, Ky., UK is home to students from all 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world. Last year, UK was recognized as a 2017 Diversity Champion (Insight Into Diversity) – one of only 15 institutions to receive the honor. It’s a testament to a campus – and larger community – increasingly diverse and committed to a sense of belonging. Endless opportunities exist here to get involved, stay connected and make a difference on campus, in the community and, even, around the globe.

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