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Study at University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public coeducational research university located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the largest land-grant university of the state. The institution was established in 1865 and currently offers admission to over 25, 000 students every year. The university offers various majors in the field of media studies.

University of Kentucky's sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. The official mascot of the team is "Scratch the Wildcat" and is also referred to as "Blue", "Scratch", or "The Wildcat". The university has men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country running, golf, rifle shooting, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, and tennis. There are also separate women's teams in gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. In addition, the university sponsors a club-level men's ice hockey team.

Profile of University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky is found in Lexington, KY. Lexington is a large city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Doctoral degree at University of Kentucky.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. University of Kentucky is known for its programs in media.

University of Kentucky Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 490. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 630.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at University of Kentucky is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 25, 856 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

University of Kentucky offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Southeastern Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"VISION The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities, an institution recognized world-wide for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development. MISSION The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development. The University of Kentucky: Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research. Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity. Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge. The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity. VALUES The values of the University guide its decisions and the behavior of its community. Its core values are: Integrity Academic excellence and academic freedom Mutual respect and human dignity Embracing diversity Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability Shared governance A sense of community Sensitivity to work-life concerns Civic responsibility Service to society"

University of Kentucky Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts887political science, English, library science, history, sociology, economics, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management777business, marketing, finance, accounting, managerial economics, management science
Education and Teaching464elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, secondary teaching, special ed, school Counselling, educational admin and supervision, music teaching, teacher education and development, . . .
Engineering428mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing engineering, bioengineering, mining and mineral engineering, materials engineering, . . .
Media388communication studies, advertising, journalism, radio and television
Therapy and Counselling359psychology, physical therapy, educational psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology
Science338biology, chemistry, biotechnology, biological and biomedical sciences, physics, geology, biochemistry, entomology, . . .
Family and Social Work332social work, family and consumer science, food and nutrition, public administration, family studies, family systems, consumer economics
Medicine305pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, public health, pharmaceutics and drug design, gerontology, veterinary sciences, dental clinical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine139registered nursing, nursing science
Computer Science and Engineering138computer and info science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology137physician assistant, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech, radiation protection
Agricultural Science and Management122agricultural economics, agricultural public service, food science, various agricutural courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy96vocational Counselling, health and physical education, nutrition sciences, rehabilitation, exercise science
Architecture and Planning91architecture, landscape architecture
Fine Arts72fine arts, art history and criticism
Construction Trades67apparel and textiles
Mathematics57mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics
Animal Science and Care52animal science
Hospitality44hospitality management
Conservation and Resource Management40forest sciences, conservation
Music39music performance, music, music history and theory
Landscaping and Horticulture33agronomy, various plant science courses, soil science
Design27interior design, design and applied arts
Religion and Philosophy26philosophy
Drama and Performing Arts24drama
Art Studies19arts management
Medical administration14health care administration

Contact: University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0032

General Phone: (859) 257-9000


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