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25% more than the national average

UK graduates earn 25% more than the national average ten years after enrolling


UK is tied for 3rd among colleges and universities with the number of graduates who are CEOs of Fortune 100 Companies


of UK graduates indicated that they participated in one or more internships, co-ops or related field experiences during their time at UK

Academic Excellence

UK has a strong faculty core that supports more than 200 academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College, Graduate School, and the UK Library system. In the last several years, UK has received nearly 100 national rankings for excellence in academics, research, health care, and economic development. U.S. News and World Report ranks several of UK’s graduate programs among the nation’s best: the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is ranked fourth in the category of public finance and budgeting, and the College of Pharmacy is ranked sixth.


Academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges


programs ranked in the top 10 over the US in the last several years


programs ranked in the top 50 in the US over the last several years

Our home: Lexington, Kentucky


Nestled in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, Lexington is a vibrant, friendly community of a little more than 330,000 and has the amenities of a bustling city, wrapped in small-town charm and surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful horse farms.

Our hometown has a close connection with the University and a culture that students describe as close-knit, eclectic, opportunity-rich and supportive of all things local. Lexington is also within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the country’s population, making it an ideal college location.

#10 Best cities for young professionals

-SmartAsset (2020)

#2 Best cities for college grads

-SmartAsset (2020)

#9 Friendliest city in the U.S.

-Conde Nast Traveler (2020)

A Vibrant, Supportive Campus

At the University of Kentucky, you’ll be part of a supportive community of diverse students. With more than 550 student organizations, there’s always something fun happening on campus. UK’s campus is also within walking distance of a bustling downtown filled with restaurants and entertainment.

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