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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.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I thing going to the University of Kentucky was one of the greatest choices I have ever made. Not only do you join a school but you become a member of a nation of people who support all you do and the college.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Over all this university is great! The class sizes are big, but there are plenty of office hours and study groups/times available. However, it would be a better improvement if they could get TA's on the same page. Sometimes grading can be inconsistent because certain TA's look for different aspects when grading exams and it is difficult to know what each TA wants, because A) don't know each TA personally and B) don't know which TA is grading.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Although i don't walk around campus much at night, i have had to a few times for late exams. I like that the bus route is convienent at night, but sometimes the bus does not run as late as my exam, and i have to walk to the stadium. This can feel uneasy as parts of the campus are NOT well lit at night. There are emergency stations around campus that make you feel more secure but they are far and few between. It would be nice if they had more of those.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Because i don't live on campus, being apart of the Greek life is unimportant to me, and i'm not really around them alot to have much of an opinion. I have however, run into people who ask me if i am, and are very happy that i'm not. Some people on campus see it as a bad thing to be apart of the greek life, because they think most of them are stuck up.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a student that lives off campus, i'm not involved in many things at school. The most time i spend there is for my classes during the day and sometimes at restaurants close by in between my classes. Over all it is a nice campus, that is kept clean and is relatively easy to navigate (not at first). Even though right now there is alot of construction going on, they have still managed to keep a decent amount, and a variety of food places to eat at. If i had to choose my school over again, i would choose to go here.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The university has a great fan support! I don't use a lot of the facilities or go to many games, so it is hard for me to judge on that aspect. But i know our school has a lot of school spirit, even when the team isn't doing that great.

2 College Student

Campus Housing: I lived in Blanding 1 during the first semester of my freshman year at UK. Now don't get me wrong, UK has built a ton of fancy new (and outrageously expensive) dorms through that you can live in if you are lucky enough and can afford them. I, however, was placed in the oldest dorm still available on campus. The RA's were great, my roommate was okay, and I won't go into detail on how bad my old dorm was in comparison to my friends' new dorms (little space in the room, paper thin walls, communal bathrooms.) However, I do know that UK still had to turn away a number of students because there simply isn't enough housing available. Maybe instead of spending so much money on revamping Commonwealth Stadium, the University could put a little more money towards building affordable housing.

4 College Student

Greek Life: I am not personally in a sorority (unless being a cadet in AFROTC counts.) However, I so have a lot of friends who are in sororities or fraternities. I know that the greek life organizations on campus do a lot of really great community service both inside and outside of the city of Lexington, and the greek organizations seem to provide a great social outlet, especially for new freshmen students. Greek housing on campus seems very nice but I know that the cost can run very high to live in Greek housing on campus. All in all I would say that Greek students are not viewed in any negative light in comparison to non-Greek students.

5 College Student

Athletics: Two words: Kentucky Basketball. The University of Kentucky (and Kentuckians in general) are simply notorious for their dedication to UK's various sports teams. Nothing dominates the University of Kentucky's campus more than sports. The University has put an enormous amount of effort into the athletic facilities on campus, from Commonwealth Stadium, to Rupp Arena, and even the training facilities (which the University graciously allows the ROTC programs to utilize for our early morning physical training sessions) like the Nutter Field house and Memorial Coliseum. All of these facilities are wonderful- and packed during game season. Speaking of fan support, have I mentioned how UK sports not only dominates the campus, but the surrounding city of Lexington (and arguably the great state of Kentucky) as well. You'd better not schedule any concerts or events during basketball season because the likelihood is, every Lexingtonian will be either at or watching that game. The Big Blue fandom is an integral part of being a student at the University of Kentucky- and it really brings the student body closer as a whole, it allows for us as Wildcats to get behind our players, our sports teams, our University, and portray what it really means to be a University of Kentucky student.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: I was born and raised in Lexington KY. I was born, 3 and a half months pre-maturely, at the University of Kentucky hospital. Needless to say, I pretty much bleed blue. UK was always an option that I knew I would have when I started applying for colleges and I couldn't be happier that I decided to become a Wildcat. As a Physics major, and cadet in AFROTC, the University of Kentucky certainly beats any military service academy that I was considering attending. Attending the University of Kentucky has allowed for me to grow academically and socially, while also following my dream of becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and a fighter pilot.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lexington alone feels like a very safe city along with the security cameras around campus I feel very safe.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am okay with my school and I am in no hurry to leave

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am a member of the alumni association students section and I feel they work hard in helping students

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It feels very comfortable in my dorm.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are several opportunities to join a fraternity/sorority at the beginning of a semester.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: The facilities are easily accessible and open most of the time.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is great but, I feel I can strive for greater heights as well as more scholarship opportunities.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm too old to join

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They helped me out alot

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The has been a few incidents that happened on campus that did not make me feel safe, but overall I do feel safe.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My experience with mostly all my professors are very helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I do not know a lot about my student career prospects.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The on campus life-style is very beneficial.

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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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