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University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
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Overview
Public
20,833 Undergraduates
91% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Public
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
University of Kentucky
South Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky
40506-0032
(859) 257-9000
www.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky, a public, land-grant university located in Lexington, Kentucky, is one of the top 135 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is the flagship university in the University of Kentucky system as a whole. John Bryan Bowman founded the university as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky in 1865. Today, the campus sits on 784 acres of land in an urban setting, and there are 15 different libraries on campus. The school’s motto is “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” Notable alumni include Senator Happy Chandler, biologist Thomas Hunt Morgan, actress Ashley Judd, United States Senator Mitch McConnell, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. Joe Craft, Former Governor of Kentucky Paul E. Patton and novelist Wendell Berry. The school’s colors are blue and white, its mascot is Scratch the Wildcat and its teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – SEC. The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team is known for achieving 2000 all-time wins, which happened in 2009. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, basketball, baseball, golf, and cross country, and women’s basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer and softball.

Location

Lexington, consolidated with Fayette County and often denoted as Lexington-Fayette, is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 60th-largest city in the United States. By land area, Lexington is the 28th largest city in the United States. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
45%

Men

55%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

740

New Transfer Students

Admissions
91%

Acceptance Rate

27%

Enrollment Yield

1000-1250

SAT Range

20,480

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$17,850

Typical Cost

$28,046

Out-Of-State (published)

$11,942

In-State (published)

93%

Recieve Financial Aid

89%

Have Loans

$14,000

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

111

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

295

Doctorates Awareded

Miscellaneous Education

Top Major

10

Faculty Awards

3

National Academy Members

155

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 30 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 51 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Basketball Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Southeastern Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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