Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeA
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NCAA Division I-A
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.212 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.212 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.211 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.295 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.347 responses
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After University of Kentucky
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.178 responses
- Very Good1194
The University of Kentucky is a fantastic school for an unbelievable amount of reasons. The class sizes vary in the sense that you can be in a three-hundred-person lecture but the recitation for the class consists of between fifteen to thirty people. Therefore, the TA’s know you and you can get to know the professor as well when need be! The campus is absolutely beautiful to say the least. There are many skeptics out there because how much construction is going on around campus but it is all worth it. In 2016 they officially opened the new business school which is state of the art and is beautiful. However, tuition can be a little expensive for out of students, like myself, so it sometimes scares students off but they do a fantastic job pulling in students from across the country. If I could see one thing change is the parking situation on campus is very clustered and sometimes not everyone gets a parking spot and it becomes very possible to get a ticket by parking somewhere else.
- 13 days ago
The campus has taken steps to promote awareness even before students arrive on campus for the 1st time. Then this awareness and potential problematic behavior are assessed again toward the end of the 1st semester. The campus has developed "safe" walking paths across campus which are patrolled regularly and are well lit at night. Volunteer cadets provide free transportation across campus until midnight during the week. More is always possible! Actually I believe that safety can only go so far, students need to be held accountable for their behavior. Assault is unacceptable. Abuse is unacceptable. Until universities make these individual publicly accountable for their deeds, rather than keeping quiet in feat of bad publicity things won't change fast enough. Until society point its finger toward the perpetrator, instead of the victim, things won't change fast enough. The national statistics of 1 in 5 college women experiencing some sort of assault or harassment on a campus ought to shame us as a society.
- College Freshman
- 9 months ago
From the moment I set foot on the UK campus I felt at home. The campus is big without feeling overwhelming. It is both spread out and contained. The dorms are nice and the variety of food is good. The faculty in the school of music are dedicated, professional and caring. The advisor is helpful and understanding. I have had mostly good experiences in my core classes, whether the class is taught by a professor or a TA. The school at large is very focused on students' success, so if you put forth the effort, you will get the support to move forward. I really like the fact that the campus is friendly and being "blue" becomes part of one's identity! I opted to join a sorority and they keep an eye on grades, so fun comes only after academics. There is something for everybody on campus, whether it be arts, sports, or intellectual events. UK is a campus with a big heart and philantropic events are encouraged and supported. The campus has been fully embraced by the surrounding community and city and we take pride in the relationships we have developed with our partners. I am wrapping up my freshman year and not once have I questioned or regretted my decision to come to UK. This university is my perfect fit.
- College Freshman
- 9 months ago