University of Kentucky

3,195 reviews
  1. Lexington, KY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C
University of Kentucky is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Southeastern Conference
Address
South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506
Website

University of Kentucky Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1000-1260
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,842/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $10,051/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,936/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,661/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,359/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,872/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.123 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.124 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
20,690Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 86 responses
Report
  • Friendly, but choosey
    52%
  • Friendly
    41%
  • Closed Off
    3%
  • Sheltered
    2%
  • Friendly but not very outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.219 responses
Poll
49%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.263 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 80 responses
Report
  • OHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS!!!!
    56%
  • GO! BIG! BLUE!
    14%
  • OHHHHHHH C-A-T-S CATS CATS!!!!
    10%
  • Cats by 90
    9%
  • Lets Go Wildcats!
    6%
  • Let's graduate ! College ! College !!!
    4%
  • DALLLLLLAS BABBBBBBYYYYY!!!! AND GOOD GRADS
    1%

After University of Kentucky

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses

Reviews

3,195 reviews
  • Excellent
    617
  • Very Good
    1152
  • Average
    1109
  • Poor
    185
  • Terrible
    120
I love the University of Kentucky! There is always so much going on around campus and in Lexington to do. Everyone here is friendly and supportive and always willing to help you out. The only thing I would really change is that the university does not really give a lot of support to club sports teams which is rather frustrating. Other than that, UK is Ole Kentucky home and it always will be!
  • Junior
  • 7 days ago
Our school is very diverse and friendly.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I have really enjoyed my first year at the University of Kentucky. From meeting life long friends, to learning from very enthusiastic teachers, I feel that my freshman year has been a major success. I would recommend UK to all incoming students.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago