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Reviews 3146 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I personally am looking to pursue a career in the Washington Metro Area, so UK does not exactly offer too many opportunities to be in the line of work that I would like. However, when I was previously a political science major I had tons of opportunities

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would not change my experience here at UK, it has been a series of ups and downs, but it has taught me how to be more independent.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Not a very safe city. More safety precautions could be taken in order to make students feel more secure such as reducing late night classes and keeping security posted around the campus and near large off campus student housing

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I personally lived in a set of older dorms my freshman, but have many friends who now live in the newer and nicer dorms. I think it is pretty cool that students are offered all these amenities, but it takes away from the dorm experience since students are able to shut themselves in their room, taking away the need to be social. The rooms I lived in were so bad that we wanted to leave and go see people and hang out with our friends, now you never have to leave! Although they are very nice, the price is outrageous, which is why I now live off campus.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a member of a Greek Organization on campus, and I can hands down say it was one of the best decisions I have made upon coming to UK. My sorority is so supportive and kind, and they help me to reach my academic and career goals. I love how involved we are with the community, and the emphasis that we place on giving back to those around us. Additionally, I have met life long friends, whom I probably would not have met without my sorority.

5 College Junior

Athletics: So good that it has even funded the construction of new academic facilities! Always a good time at the games!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Coming to UK as an out of state student, who has had many family members attend the institution, I was very excited to get involved and enjoy this school! It has been everything I expected it to be and more; thriving student population, great teachers, amazing school pride and endless opportunities. My first two years have been so enjoyable, and I cannot wait to continue my last two years here as a Wildcat.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't gone to classes here quite yet, but I am enrolled for this up coming school year. I can't wait to be a full blown Wildcat. The professors and administrators have been so accommodating and have helped me in every way that they could. The campus is gorgeous and isn't in the middle of no where. I love this school so much.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being in social work, there are a lot of opportunities for me to get an internship. My counselor also is putting me on a track that will help me find work sooner than later. For an on campus job, I get emails all the time for job opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: University of Kentucky's campus is rated #5 on the top safest college campuses. There are big blue polls everywhere with a big blue button on them. In an emergency, you press the button and a UK police officer will be there in 60 seconds or less. There are however a lot of homeless people walking around downtown Lexington, but they post no threat.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are like actual hotel rooms. For a standard dorm, you get a tempurpedic mattress, a mini fridge, a microwave, and a bathroom you share with the people next to you. You also have a full blown kitchen on each floor. It is somewhat expensive, but that comes with the quality of your room. There are specific days you move in and going through the process of requesting an early move in date is fairly simple.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: From what I have seen on TV, the student involvement in sports is ridiculous. So many people go out to see our basketball games and football games. Our school is known for basketball though, a lot of celebrities attend our games as well. The gym on campus is so high end. They have a 30ft rock wall and 2 basketball courts. Also, you power the gym's electricity by working out!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: It would be better if more class availabilty were put in place for nontraditional students

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, but it seems as if in the last couple of years we have had a lot of shootings in close proximity to campus, which sometimes makes me nervous.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: As an engineering major, especially a female one, I feel like there are many options and people interested in hiring me after I graduate. The companies around here know that UK produces good engineers that have been taught how to think and work hard.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I last lived on campus 3 years ago, and a lot has changed since then, but I really enjoyed the proximity to classes. Living on campus also makes it easier to be involved in on-campus activities and clubs, and is a benefit for new students looking to make friends.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Everyone knows that UK is a huge basketball school. For me, this is matters very little. I am proud of the team and their accomplishments, and I'm proud to be associated with them by virtue of attending the same institution, but my experience at this school has been impacted very little by the sports. I am not a major sports fan and I attend very few games. UK has much more to celebrate than just their athletics; I am most proud to be receiving a top notch education.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The University of Kentucky has been my home for 5 years now. I've grown from child to adult, learned to be responsible for myself, and been given a wonderful educational experience that has challenged and shaped me. The professors and faculty are overall a pleasure to know and the other students are eager to learn and grow here. I'm proud to be a future graduate of UK and am looking forward to returning to classes in the fall.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far I've had a pretty interesting college experience from meeting Greek life and going to a free Miguel concert. I haven't met a teacher that didn't genuinely seem like they didn't want what's best for me

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some of the new dorms are nice such as the Woodland Glens and Champion Courts. However the kirwan and blandings are okay! They could at least be renovated.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: You have to pay a lot and move in early just to try to get into a sorority and you may not even get into the one that you want.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports are a bug part of the school! However, athlete get treated more highly than other student and it should be fair game all sound. They get free printing and copying. Everyone should!!!!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very fun and outgoing! The student are friendly and very helpful. However, there could be better parking for student beside k-lot!

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Im just here to get an education

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking alone day or night.

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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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