University of Kentucky

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Questions and Answers about University of Kentucky

ShaNiya G.
1 year ago
If I were to come to the school in the spring semester, when winter sports are already happening, would I still have the chance to try out?
University of Kentucky
Hi ShaNiya! If you are interested in club or intramural sports, you can join whenever you are ready. For Division I athletics, you'll have to go through the Athletics Office for that question:
Albert M.
1 year ago
If my girlfriend visits, does she have to stay at a hotel or can she stay in the dorm?
University of Kentucky
Hi Albert! She would be able to stay with you as long as you abide by Campus Housing policies:
Garrett B.
1 year ago
When would you say the best time to start applying and getting private student loans would be?
University of Kentucky
Hi Garrett! The best time to apply for admission is close to when the application opens, which is August 1. Our early action deadline is December 1. You will have your full financial aid package for UK (scholarships, financial aid etc.) in early spring, so you can pursue private loans before or after you have your full financial aid package.
Gracie R.
1 year ago
What is your placement rate for students in the pre-med program that continue on to medical school?
University of Kentucky
Hi Gracie! We don't track that for UK as a whole, but undergraduate programs (Biology, Human Nutrition, etc.) will have statistics on that!
Adin H.
1 year ago
Can I have a video game system in my room during my freshman year?
University of Kentucky
You can bring electronics with you as long as they meet UK Housing Policies! You can also take advantage of our incredible Esports lounge right on campus:
Kylee V.
1 year ago
Where can I find the requirements and criteria for the honors college?
University of Kentucky
Hi Kylee! They are available here:
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Majors offered at University of Kentucky

Biggest majors
Business/Commerce, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Academics at University of Kentucky

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Least Selective (94% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for University of Kentucky students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer73k
Electrical Engineer71k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)70k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Project Engineer67k
Civil Engineer67k
Financial Analyst60k
Based on 19,474 student responses
52.9kAvg. Early Career Pay
95.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
19%in STEM careers

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Student reviews of University of Kentucky

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Comfortable dorms
Welcoming student body
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Great internship and research opportunities
Beautiful campus
Aminah Darden
Painting and Studio Art
Fashion + 8 others



I am so happy that I have chosen to attend the University of Kentucky! I have my place here as a student and in a social aspect. I have made many friends with people who are in my major that I attend class with. When I am in classes with the same people, it is easy to build a connection. There are many organizations here at the University of Kentucky that are suitable for everyone. The organizations at the University enhance the college experience and make everything worthwhile!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining halls do have limited options. There is food in the dining halls that are not suitable for all allergens and I would tell students to be aware of those choices.

Christina Winfree
Art + 2 others



UK has many resources, especially for students who are working through school, and lots of financial help. The academic scholarships are massive and there's always more than one way to get more money. In the forestry department, there are plenty of opportunities for internships and paid jobs, as well as friendly staff and wonderful advisors.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms and meal plans are extremely expensive, and you are required to get a meal plan to live in a dorm. Some of the assistance given by Student Support Services is essentially a waste of time, and there are bad professors. Stay as far away as you can from the Chemistry Department. The classes not only are difficult, but the teachers don’t care if the reason you miss assignments was unavoidable (ie; had to take someone to the emergency room).

Lillian Barry
Hiking And Backpacking



It's a large and beautiful campus with a lot to explore. The entire campus is in one setting and you don't have to worry about going across town to access a resource. There are several clubs and programs to join and help students that need it. It is a more expensive school, but for what is available in the state it is one of the best options.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The price is higher than most in-state tuition and is public. Sometimes the large size can be overwhelming and makes it hard to make a connection with professors.



I like that everything on campus is semi-close. The campus is big, and there are many events going on constantly. There are many occupation opportunities and internships available. also an abundance of resources for students to use.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I think prospective students need to be aware that there are many things to do. Do not overwhelm yourself and take things a step at a time. It is easy to get caught between many different activities that can interfere with school work.

Auburn Mattingly
Exercise And Fitness



The University of Kentucky provides a solid educational experience and is filled with people who truly care about you as a person and not just a number!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining hall food could be improved.

Claire Lynch
Painting and Studio Art
Hiking And Backpacking



Very good education, except for the chemistry department.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The chemistry department's goal is to weed everyone out and takes points off of assignments for no reason.

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