University of Kentucky
409 South Limestone
Lexington, KY 40506
(859) 257-9000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

The University of Kentucky is a four-year public institution that serves more than 27,000 students at its campus in Lexington, Ky. The U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Kentucky 125th in the National Universities category of its 2013 edition of Best Colleges. U.S. News also ranked its pharmacy program fifth and its public affairs- public finance and budgeting program second in the nation in 2012.

Programs Offered

The University of Kentucky offers more than 200 academic programs through 16 colleges and professional schools. It is composed of the colleges of agriculture, arts and sciences, business and economics, communication and information, design, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, nursing, and social work. These colleges offer areas of study including agricultural biotechnology, animal sciences, dietetics, food science, anthropology, biology, chemistry, architecture, and more. The University of Kentucky offers graduate degree programs in dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, public health, design, education, engineering, and social work.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited the University of Kentucky since 1915.


The University of Kentucky’s application deadline isFeb. 15, and the deadline for the spring semester is Oct. 15. To apply, students must turn in a completed application with a $50 application fee and SAT or ACT scores. They are also required to attach an official high school transcript to the application and submit an academic letter of recommendation from a teacher or a guidance counselor. According to the U.S. News , the University of Kentucky had an acceptance rate of 68.4% in fall 2011.

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