Established in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the flagship university of the state of Kentucky, a leading research institution, and one of only seven universities in the country to offer the full range of academic programs on one, centrally located campus — agriculture, architecture, business, engineering, law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. Around 1,800 of UK's 30,000 students are international students from almost 120 different countries.
- UK is one of the top 300 academic programs in the world
- UK has more than 25 nationally ranked programs in the Top 20
- Eight NCAA Men's Basketball Championships, the most recent in 2012
- Students can choose from 200 majors and degree programs.
- The average class size is 25, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1
- More than 400 student organizations
Main CampusLexington, Kentucky, United States20,000+ on Campus250,000+ residents in LexingtonLanguage(s) spoke on campus: English
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. Lexington has exciting opportunities for everyone. As a UK student and a Lexington resident, you'll have the chance to experience everything that makes the bluegrass unique. World-class basketball, art, music, local dining, entertainment — it's all here. Proudly named the horse capitol of the world, Lexington is home to over 400 horse parks surrounded by rolling hills and wood plank fencing. Experience Keeneland Thoroughbred Racing Track, a premier venue for the sport and one of the city's most beautiful attractions. Discover more about Lexington.
There are more than 400 student organizations to choose from at UK - http://getinvolved.uky.edu/so/findorg. Additionally, a wide variety of activities are coordinated through UK's International Student and Scholar Services office. These include volunteering, a cultural diversity festival, International Hospitality Program and the opportunity to serve as an International Student Ambassador - http://international.uky.edu/ISSS/Getinvolved.