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University Rankings

RANKINGS & ACCREDITATIONS

  • 25 programs in the top 20 in the U.S.
  • A Top School for LGBTQ* Students, Campus Pride Index
  • A Top University for International Students, 2018 U.S. News & World Report
  • This year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UK:
    • General Ranking
      • #147 in National Universities
      •  #75 in Top Public Schools
      • #108 in High School Counselor Rankings
      • #140 Best Value School
      • #324 Best Global Universities
    • Best Global University Ranking for
      • #94 Pharmacology and Toxicology
      • #97 Microbiology
      • #150 Plant and Animal Science
      • #156 Neuroscience and Behavior
      • #171 Agricultural Sciences
      • #189 Psychiatry/Psychology
    • Best Undergraduate Programs
      • #87 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • Best Graduate Programs
      • #6 Pharmacy
      • #4 Public Finance and Budgeting
      • #25 Public Health
      • #28 Best Public Affairs Programs
      • #28 Physical Therapy
      • #42 Health Care Management
      • #46 Best Education Schools
      • #65 Best Law Schools
      • #68 Economics
      • #75 Psychology
      • #81 Political Science
      • #86 Mathematics
      • #87 Sociology
      • #89 Best Business Schools
      • #89 Statistics
      • #90 Biological Sciences
      • #97 Best Engineering Schools
      • #100 Physics
      • #125 Part-time MBA
      • #147 Best Fine Arts Programs

Past Rankings

2018 Rankings

  • A Top School for LGBTQ* Students, Campus Pride Index
  • A Top University for International Students, 2018 U.S. News & World Report
  • 2018 U.S. News & World Report has ranked UK:
    • General Ranking
      • #147 in National Universities
      •  #63 in Top Public Schools
      • #324 Best Global Universities
    • Best Global University Ranking for
      • #94 Pharmacology and Toxicology
      • #97 Microbiology
      • #150 Plant and Animal Science
      • #156 Neuroscience and Behavior
      • #171 Agricultural Sciences
      • #189 Psychiatry/Psychology
    • Best Undergraduate Programs
      • #99 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
    • Best Graduate Programs
      • #6 Pharmacy
      • #4 Public Finance and Budgeting
      • #46 Best Education Schools
      • #89 Best Business Schools
      • #90 Biological Sciences
      • #97 Best Engineering Schools
      • #125 Part-time MBA

2017-2018 Rankings

  • #133 – National Universities, Best College Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #63 Top Public Schools, Best College Rankings, U.S. News & World Report , 2017 
  • #309 Best Global Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 

  

  • #4 Best Public Finance and Budgeting, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #6 Best Pharmacy Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #25 Public Affairs, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #26 Best Nursing Schools: DNP, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #53 Social Work, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2016 
  • #57 Best Law Schools, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #59 Best Medical Schools: Research, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #62 Best Education Schools, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #73 Math, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #75 Statistics, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #77 Business Programs, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #86 Best Business Schools, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #90 Computer Science, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #91 Best Engineering Programs (undergraduate and doctorate), Best College Rankings, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #94 Best Engineering Schools, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #96 Chemistry, Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News & World Report, 2017 
  • #101-150 Agriculture & Forestry, QS WU Rankings by Subject, 2017 
  • University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY is ranked nationally in 1 adult specialty. 

  

  • Doctoral Programs in Top 25% of All U.S. Programs: English, Entomology, Hispanic Studies, Nursing, Nutritional Sciences, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Plant Pathology, Psychology (Clinical), Public Administration (Martin School), Rehabilitation Counseling, Statistics