University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. As Kentucky's flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.

Academic Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Dentistry
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Honors College
  • Law
  • Law
  • Liberal Arts
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Pharmacy
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Social Work
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Distance/online learning
  • Esports
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Service/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Student Government
  • Student Organizations and Clubs
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Admission for freshman applicants is based on a holistic review including high school grades, national college admission test results, successful completion of the pre-college curriculum and a written essay.


Applicants with 24 or more transferrable courses post high school graduation with a 2.00 GPA will be considered for admission. Applicants with fewer than 24 hours must also submit a high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.

Additional Information

At the University of Kentucky, student success – your success – is our top priority. What does that mean? We’ve designed a campus to meet your needs, to maximize your success and to help you achieve your goals. Simply put, our academic community pushes each other – and will challenge you – to do better, think bigger and achieve more. We are one of only eight institutions in the country with colleges of agriculture, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy on one contiguous campus fostering a symbiotic community where cross-discipline exploration is encouraged and happens every day. You will live and learn in a community like no other. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass region in Lexington, Kentucky, UK is home to students from all 120 Kentucky counties, all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.  Endless opportunities exist here to get involved, stay connected and make a difference on campus, in the community and, even, around the globe.

Visit us

The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus tours every weekday at the University of Kentucky. The information session is designed to cover admission, scholarship, and housing information for prospective freshmen. (The Visitor Center also offers select transfer student sessions and tours each month). After your information session, you'll be led by a student tour guide on a 90-minute walking tour of campus. Your tour will include stops at William T. Young Library and the new Jacobs Science Building

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

Office of Undergraduate Admission, 100 W.D. Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0054, United States of America

Phone number

(859) 257-2000