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University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

About University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky (UK) is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University), the largest college or university in the state, with 30,720 students as of Fall 2015, and the highest ranked research university in the state according to U.S. News and World Report.

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Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

South Limestone, Lexington, KY, 40506-0032, Fayette County

University of Kentucky Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#119 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in Kentucky

#1 of 98

2024 Best Four Year Colleges in Kentucky

#1 of 44

Most Popular Majors

Out of 29 majors categories at University of Kentucky, the 5 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Kentucky within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni