Location
Lexington, KY
Undergrads
19,178
Tuition (in-state)
$19,864 ($9,676)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Variety of majors, includes duel majors.

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College Freshman

Facilities: Many traditions and events on campus

4 College Freshman

Facilities: School offers Japanese as a major

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places open that are real late so anyone studying till sunrise can get a good meal in.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities are all somewhat new and up to date. The school is actually renovating a vast majority of campus that will be complete in 2017. This includes dorms, Law School, and Business School.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is a Chik-fil-A on campus and they are also about to put in a Taco Bell and a Panera on campus within the next few years. The library is one of the biggest libraries in the nation, also known as "Willy T"

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its great to go to a big school like UK, the greek life is fun and interesting and its always fun to be around such a high powered basketball team year in and out.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health clinic where you go to is like a drive thru doctors office. They just want you in and out of their office because they think you are faking everything.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Being any ethnicity but white will obviously help you.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The men are preppy and the girls just wear basic white girl clothing but for tailgates and parties the women wear dresses and skirts. The men still dress preppy. Greek life is somewhat big but there is still a large amount of non greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The landlords can be rude sometimes because they think they do not have to listen to any college kids. Get your parents on them, its a different story.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a good amount of ethnic people on campus, but it is largely white.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It is good to have a somewhat strict campus because it helps with safety. You must show your id to get into any dorm and you must check in and out guests. The RA's can vary from dorm to dorm but most are strict about alcohol and drug policies.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is a great way to get to meet many new people who are from all over. It is nice to have a group of people there for you at all times to help you with grades, life, or any matter.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It is not terribly hard to get into an accounting program, almost anyone can start out an accounting major. The only thing is to get your master's at UK you need to keep a 2.8 GPA and at least a B in all business courses.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It has a lot of resources and there are a lot of people there to help you at a moments notice. The College of Business is actually being renovated currently.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It is pretty easy to find a house or apartment around campus because it is not that big of a city and there are homes and apartments all around campus. Many apartments and townhomes advertise in school papers and they post notes in the library and on every door.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The best thing about living on campus is how close you are to classes. That's it. It is expensive, constraining, and restrictive. You share a tiny space with a roommate. There is no privacy. You cannot make any decisions on your own. you are told who can visit, when, and how many visitors you can have (2, and between noon and midnight). Parking is virtually non existent. you have to walk miles to your car. You also HAVE to use the meal plan which is twice as expensive as it would be for me to buy my own groceries.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: You can use you flex dollars for groceries, but you end up spending a lot more that you would have.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. I love Lexington. I love the friends I have made here. My biggest problem is with finances.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I won a diversity scholarship and had to participate in diversity programs to keep it, so I got to see a lot of cool things going on on campus. There are "Diversity Dialogues" where students attend and discuss topics with guest speakers. they are really cool because people get to share thoughts and experience on issues like: sexuality, religion, race, etc. One topic I attended was on biracial couples. We have a VIP organization which trying to prevent and give aid to victims of power-based personal violence, such as rape, physical abuse, verbal abuse, and stalking.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Lexington. Lexington is part of UK's identity. And UK is part of Lexington's identity. We all cheer on the Wildcats. It's a pretty little city, easy to get around, lots of things to do.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus for the reason that I didn't like having to worry about restrictions. I used to live in an all girls dorm. they were very strict on visitors. we were only allowed to have 2 at a time. male visitors were only allowed to spend the night on Saturday nights, otherwise they were only allowed noon to midnight. co-ed dorms were less strict, but still had similar policies. there were mandatory dorm meetings every couple weeks. which were a waste of time that I could have used to study or work. parking was a joke. I was blessed with a good spot and ended up giving my friends rides to and from theirs cars in the lot miles away from our dorm, because the buses had strange hours or the girls didn't feel comfortable alone at night in the lot

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is plenty of variety throughout Lexington, but if you are limited to the surrounding campus area, for instance if you don't have a car, then it wouldn't be so great. near campus there are only fast food chains and bars

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had to quit school because I did not receive enough aid. their "cost of attendance" is $14,000 a year. I calculated that between my tuition, books, room and board, my personal cost of attendance was $22,000. My rent is only $500 (less than dorms!) and I do not spend much on food! I spent $1,200 in books for one semester (used) and $2,000 in supplies. I am going through appeals right now over it.

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Rachel Schilling
Hometown
Cold Spring, KY
Major
English
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Kentucky students bleed blue and take any chance they have to display their spirit. Some students can feel overwhelmed when they first come to campus by all the organizations and people. It takes about a year to really settle in and find a group or niche on campus that makes you feel like you belong.

Kentucky offers a well-rounded education and opportunity for networking and making friends while staying in a mid-sized city with traditional values. With the exception of the parking problem, lack of diversity, and sometimes annoying Greek population, Kentucky can provide a student with a great education, both in and out of the classroom.


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