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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.
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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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