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About the University of Kentucky

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THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO BECOME A UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY STUDENT:

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•  UK has more than 25 nationally ranked programs in the Top 20.
•  UK has 8 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, the most recent in 2012.
•  UK is one of only seven universities in the U.S. to offer the full range of academic programs on

    one, centrally located campus – Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine,

    Nursing, and Pharmacy.
•  UK’s 33,000 students represent 104 countries.
•  Students can choose from more than 200 majors and degree programs.
•  UK’s student to faculty ratio is 18-to-1.
•  UK has more than 500 student organizations and state-of-the-art facilities
•  Tuition is highly competitive compared with other benchmark institutions.

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About the University of Kentucky

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See the Bluegrass

•   One of the five safest U.S. cities
•   The tenth most educated city in the U.S.
•   The number one city in the U.S. for finding a job
•   Top ten city for recent college graduates
•   Top ten city for its vibrant economy, reasonable living costs and great

     amenities

 

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From the bustling downtown streets to the rolling hills of world-class horse

farms, Lexington is a city like no other. A vibrant college town, Lexington is

home to metropolitan luxuries and the warm, welcoming feel of a small town. 

K WEEK INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORIENTATION

FROM THE MOMENT YOU ARRIVE AT THE LEXINGTON AIRPORT, 

you will experience K Week International Student Orientation, which will prepare you for life as a wildcat! 

Following K Week International Orientation, UK hosts New Student Orientation for all incoming students. It’s a week of fun with events that celebrate every new University of Kentucky student. With free t-shirts and food at almost every event, the hardest decision is picking what to do next! 

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YOUR UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY experience doesn’t end when class lets you out for the day. Campus Housing offers students 21 unique residence halls across three neighborhoods. Each residence hall is equipped with study areas, kitchens, laundry and vending spaces, and recreational rooms. With large couches and big screen TVs in every lobby, you’re sure to feel right at home. 

The University of Kentucky has finished a $460 million housing project, opening brand new residence halls that offer state-of-the-art, high-tech living, learning and research spaces to propel the work of students, faculty and staff. With a $201 million Student Center opening in 2018, students will be better equipped than ever before. 

Living at the University of Kentucky

CAMPUS RECREATION

As a University of Kentucky student, you’ll find a rich community of sports, clubs and

activities outside the classroom buildings. 

The Johnson Center offers facilities available for basketball‚ weight training and conditioning‚

group fitness classes‚ climbing‚ volleyball‚ badminton‚ jogging‚ racquetball‚ and wallyball.

The Lancaster Aquatic Center contains lightning fast competition swimming courses and

world class diving facilities.

UK also offers several outdoor recreation areas for basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer,  and

many other outdoor activities. Many students join intramural teams and compete in sports

such as flag football and badminton.

With over 500 clubs and student organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find some

common ground with your fellow Wildcats.

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Living at the University of Kentucky

ACADEMICS

An education at the University of Kentucky equips you with a rich curriculum of hands-on learning, knowledge and insights to be competitive in your discipline of choice. With over 200 academic programs across 17 colleges, you’re sure to find a major that fuels your passion and ambition. FIND YOUR PROGRAM HERE.

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Scholarships

THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID AWARDS MORE THAN $1 MILLION ANNUALLY

The University of Kentucky offers several scholarships to students with an outstanding record of academic excellence:

International Ambassador Scholarships 

From $3,000 to 50% of tuition; competitive; renewable. ​
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

Academic Scholarships

Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship  - Starting at $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study.
Minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1200
Min. GPA 3.00 unweighted high school GPA.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

Diversity Scholarship 

Average of $5,000 per year; competitive; renewable.
Minimum GPA 2.5
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1

Departmental Scholarships 

Deadlines, amounts and requirements vary by department. 

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Admissions

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 

TOEFL  71 ibt / IELTS  6.0
SAT is optional (required for engineering and academic scholarships)


 

DEADLINES

• Spring (January): October 15
• Fall (August): May 15

 

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION
 

International undergraduate applicants who meet UK’s academic requirements for admission but

do not meet the minimum language proficiency requirement may be offered conditional admission.

Conditionally admitted students can complete the language requirement in UK’s Center for English as

a Second Language. 

GRADUATE ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
 

TOEFL  79 ibt / IELTS  6.5
Official GRE or GMAT test scores
Individual programs have varying deadlines and requirements.
For more information
visit the Graduate School.

 

 

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TUITION AND COSTS

Tuition

Room and Board 

Books and Health Ins 

TOTAL 

$29,050

$11,750

$3,200

$44,000

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