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University of Kentucky

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Uni facts

Lexington, USA
  • Type
    Public
  • Rank
    148
  • International students
    6425
  • Nationalities
    48
  • Total programs
    83
  • Acceptance rate
    96%

Study abroad at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is set in an 814-acre campus in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. It offers a wide range of programs and majors across 16 academic colleges, including the popular subjects of business, engineering and marketing.

As a student you can join any of the 350 clubs at the University, such as greek life or sports. You can play at a recreational level or try out for the many Kentucky Wildcats varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference.

Accommodation is available on the University of Kentucky campus, alongside many well-known restaurants and cafes. Transport across Lexington is free of charge with a University of Kentucky student ID on Lextran bus routes.

Find & apply to programs at the University of Kentucky

Find programs you love that match your needs & aspirations, where you stand a high chance of acceptance.

Why study at the University of Kentucky?

  • Student-staff ratio

    The student-staff ratio at the University of Kentucky is 17:1

  • Athletics and sports

    The University of Kentucky has a strong athletics record and success with its Wildcats sports teams

  • Flagship university

    With over 25,000 full time students, the university is the largest in the state

Life as an international student

The University of Kentucky teaches students from 107 countries, giving the University a strong international community of 2,000 students. There are many international social, cultural and educational opportunities available through the International Student and Scholar Services, including orientation events.

To keep up to date with the international community at the University of Kentucky, there’s the Global Kentucky Newsletter as well as mailing lists you can join for information on news and events.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Diving Pools
    • No. of Tennis Courts
    • No. of Climbing Wall
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 14
    • Cafe’s 13
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 9
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

University of Kentucky provides financial aid to students who would be unable to attend the University without such assistance. Additionally, their mission is to also support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service. They strive to provide a student-oriented approach in the administration of financial aid programs by being responsive to the needs of students, their families, and other constituents.

The University of Kentucky offers renewable academic, competitive and selective scholarship opportunities for incoming first-time freshmen.

Funding

Academic Scholarships (automatically) submitted application by December 1: GPA 3.5 and 25 ACT / 1200 SAT ($10,000) GPA 3.5 and 30 ACT / 1300 SAT ($12,500) GPA 3.0 and 25 ACT / 1200 SAT ($8,000)

International Ambassador Scholarships: From $3,000 to 50% of tuition; competitive; renewable.

  • See Blue Scholarship - $7,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1200 Min. GPA 3.00 unweighted high school GPA.

  • Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship - $8,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study Minimum ACT score is 25 or SAT (M+CR) is 1200 Min. GPA 3.50 unweighted high school GPA.

  • Kentucky Heritage Scholarship - $10,000 per year, for up to four years of undergraduate study. Minimum ACT score is 30 or SAT (M+CR) is 1390 Min. GPA 3.50 unweighted high school GPA.

  • W.C. Parker Diversity Scholarship - Average of $5,000 per year. Minimum GPA 2.5, scholarship application with a 500-word essay on the topic - How I will contribute to diversity at the University of Kentucky.

Please note that scholarships are awarded to admitted students; applicants with missing documentation may not be considered for scholarships

Location

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506

From the bustling downtown streets to the rolling hills of world-class horse farms, Lexington is a city like no other. It is home to metropolitan luxuries and the warm, welcoming feel of a small town.

Visa requirements for the University of Kentucky

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements