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University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

+1 859-257-9000

Lexington, KY USA 40506

The University of Kentucky (UK) is a public land-grant research university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is still highly regarded for its programs in agriculture. Additionally, its programs in healthcare, communication, and information science are also well respected. Its many notable alumni have pursued successful careers in film, professional sports, and business.

UK is the largest university in Kentucky, and it is known for its high research output. Over 29,000 undergraduates and over 7,000 postgraduates are enrolled, representing over 100 countries. In-state tuition is $12,484 per year, plus fees; out-of-state tuition is $31,294 per year, plus fees. UK offers over 200 academic programs through its 16 colleges and professional schools. It follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Situated in Lexington, UK offers students a unique and dynamic experience. Students can explore Lexington’s rich history, its storied Horse Country, and miles and miles of waterways. UK has more than 450 student organizations and clubs, as well as 22 varsity sports programs. Students enjoy a diverse community, and many participate in the university’s community service programs. Whether they are volunteering through UK’s Alternative Service Breaks or Mystery Service Saturdays, students have an opportunity to join UK in its mission to make a positive impact in Kentucky – and beyond.

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