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Reviews 2845 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's usually no problem with assault on campus.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most professors are great but it just depends on what class you have usually.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very noticeable most people can get a job or internship after or before graduation

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like living on campus but I'd rather have my own place so I can do a little more of what I want to do.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Many people are in Greek life and talk about it often and say it's a great thing to do.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: People go crazy over our sports because we think we're the best out there.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not apart of greek life but my best friend is. It practically consumes her life and some days she enjoys it and other days she is miserable. She has met a lot of people participating in greek life, but I honestly view it as the typical "Buying your friends" stereotype greek life has received because after the question "What sorority are you in?" has been asked, if you aren't, they want nothing to do with you. As if they are better than you. I do not wish to associate with people that have those attitudes.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The university does a good job at making sure that our facilities are state of the art. The JC (Johnson Center) is a workout center that I go to regularly when I am on campus. Its better than all the gyms new and old in Lexington combined. The university centers its school spirit around the basketball team and everyone for the most part gets involved somehow to support our cats!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have had a lot of bad luck at the university. The chemistry department is basically no help at all. The class size is overwhelming large at times and makes learning very difficult. A lot of the class structures here aren't designed for the passing of students, but rather, getting all the material out in the fastest manner possible. Even on holiday breaks you do not even really get a break. Expect to work constantly because the instructors do not teach very well, and all they care about is class attendance. I feel that a lot of times it is a waste to show up to class because I spend the majority of the time outside of the classroom teaching it to myself. The TA's are not very helpful and a lot of times do not know how to answer your questions. Advisors often do not have you on the right track as far as telling you what you need to take. For paying as much money as I do to be here, I wish I could go back and rethink my decision. I will be transferring out.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Many of the lower level classes need to be restructured to actually encourage "learning the material" not just throwing out the information and hoping people get it! We're playing thousands of dollars for these classes, some of it coming out of our own pockets. Efforts should be made to make sure people are actually learning the material.

Professors, their TAs are STILL responsible for educating students, else this school should NOT promote itself as an institution dedicated to education.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Everyone asks if you're in one

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: People here in Lexington love UK's basketball team. The fans are the most devoted fans I've ever witnessed. I love it.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is great. Many changes for the freshman that came in 2015 which new dorm and new places to eat.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus takes their students safety very seriously, they constantly have police on campus and offer programs and presentations from the lexington police department or the campus police.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Mostly what I've taken has been gen ed courses so some of the professors or subject have not interested me. Most professors are passionate in what they're talking about but they are better at researching their field rather than teaching it.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Ive never been to the career center but I have had many friends try to get internships through it and from what i've heard they are not helpful in the slightest.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The old dorms are outdated and gross, they do however offer a sense of community and social interaction that you don't get in the new dorms. The new dorms are set up like apartments and are over the top expensive, at least the old dorms were affordable.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They do a lot of community work which is amazing and they get the whole school involved as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have one of the best teams in the nation and we have an overwhelming amount of support from students, alum, and Kentucky natives. That being said the only teams that really get recognition or support are the football and basketball teams which are the only games students have to pay for. Also majority of the money the school gets I believe goes into those two programs which is not where majority of the money should be going.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really do love my program and the students here, it really feels like a community. However, the price I pay as an out of state student for the same education I find to be very unequal.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: the sororities are very selective

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: meeting new people is awesome

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: The University of Kentucky is an extremely safe campus. Speaking from the point of view of a student I can say that I feel extremely secure on campus at all times of the day. The dorms are all accessible only with a valid student ID for that specific dorm, all of the classrooms are under surveillance during the day and locked during the night. Speaking as a cadet, our AFROTC detachment runs a program known as "safecats." This program runs from Sunday to Thursday (from the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.) and is a service where any student can call the detachment and request to be escorted by a cadet to and from any point on UK's campus, so that they have that feeling of enhanced security and don't have to walk alone in the dark. I also know that the university has its own security measures in place in the event that a dangerous situation should arise and that the students are informed of this action plan upon arrival.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: The University of Kentucky offers a wide variety of courses that spans the entire academic spectrum. Even some of the required general education courses are offered in such a variety that you can find at least one course that you would be happy/okay with taking (for instance I am a Physics major and I'll be taking an introductory dance course to fulfill my arts and creativity requirement.) I feel like most of the professors genuinely care about the material that they are teaching, how they present the material to their classes, and will try and help students who are struggling. I'm sure, just like every other university, that UK has its fair share of less than par professors (I've experienced a few even in my first semester as a student) but all in all most of the professors are good. The class sizes tend to vary depending on what field the course is in (the general education classes can be lecture halls of 300 students while the specialized humanities courses can be classes of only 30 students) which will also, in turn, slightly affect how the course will be taught by the professor. The University of Kentucky has done a great job of attempting to implement technology into the courses- and I will say that I see this as both a blessing and a curse. Allowing for students to use technology in the lecture hall can be beneficial in terms of increasing the ease of note taking and determining participation; but it also allows for one to be distracted much more easily and students also run the risk of encountering technologic glitches and loosing points that they could have easily earned.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I know that there are certainly a lot of career/internship resources for students on campus and online. There are walls that display various research/internship opportunities (usually the discipline in which the research/internship is offered in will depend on the building- i.e. physics internships will be displayed on a wall in the chemistry and physics building.) The career center on campus also has a variety of services. Also, the university will frequently hold fairs geared toward exposing student to possible employers. Personally, being a cadet in AFROTC, my career will be that of a military officer; therefore, I do not frequently use the career/internship services.

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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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