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    University of Kentucky: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Supriya Sarkar

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    The University of Kentucky is a public institution established in Lexington, Kentucky in 1865. Interestingly, the University of Kentucky is one of eight institutions in the country with a full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agriculture and medical colleges and disciplines on one contagious campus. Furthermore, the faculty members of the university have developed a microsite laden with a plethora of study materials for students that can be easily accessed from anywhere, anytime.

    There are 16 colleges and a graduate school incorporating a wide range of programs at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels catering to over 29182 students including 22136 undergraduate and 7046 graduate students.

    University of kentucky campus

    University of Kentucky Rankings

    US News

    • #60 in Top Public Schools.
    • #93 in Best Colleges for Veterans.
    • #93 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.
    • #132 in National Universities.
    • #178 for best value schools.

    THE Rankings

    • #401-500th in the World University Ranking 2020.
    • #323 in US Rankings of 2020.

    NICHE Rankings

    • #19th out of 1407 for Best College Athletics in America.
    • #37 out of 101 for Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences in America.
    • #78 out of 132 for Best Big Colleges in America.
    • #79 out of 647 for Best Colleges for Accounting and Finance in America.
    • #80 out of 1384 for Best College Dorms in America.

    Highlights

    University Type Public
    Campus Setting Urban
    Annual Endowment 1.28 billion USD
    Student Retention Rate 82%
    Work-study program Yes
    Mode of Program Full time; Part-time; online
    Campus Housing Capacity 33%
    Cost of attendance 41,042 USD

    University of Kentucky Campus

    • There are 7 main dining facilities, 23 residence halls and numerous recreation facilities.
    • Three distinct campuses are present - north, south and central.
    • There is over 250 student governing organizations with numerous clubs and activities on-campus.
    • There are over 9 libraries present in all the campuses combined including Design, Education, Law, Medical Centre, Science & Engineering etc.

    University of Kentucky Residence

    • There are a couple of options available for rooms including a 2-person suite, 4 person rooms, 4 Bedroom Suite, 4 person Suite, 4 Bedroom apartments, up to 2 people accommodation.
    • Among other things, Campus Housing oversees the maintenance and custodial of all on-campus housing.
    • The price of housing differs according to the housing chosen from USD 3863 to 4684 per semester.
    • There are many Residence Halls on the campuses combined. Some of them are Baldwin Hall, Donovan Hall, Haggin Hall, Smith Hall equipped with dining facilities, health & recreation center & library.
    • Alternatively, students can try exploring off-campus housing options with basic facilities at a much cheaper rate.

    University of Kentucky Programs

    • There are several colleges in the university including the College of Art and Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, College of Design, College of Communication and Information, College of Engineering, College of Fine Arts, etc.
    • The popular majors of the university are 18% Business, Management, Marketing and Related, 9% Education, 8% Communication, Journalism, 8% Health Profession, 7% Engineering etc.
    • The university is one of eight institutions in the country with a full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agriculture and medical colleges and disciplines on one contagious campus.
    • The student to faculty ratio is 16:1.
    • Over 35% of the classes are held with students fewer than 20.

    Top Programs in University of Kentucky

    Programs Fees Per Annum
    M.Sc Computer Science $32,600
    M.B.A $32,600
    M.Sc Mechanical Engineering $32,600
    M.A Interior Design $32,600
    M.Sc Medical Sciences $32,600

    University of Kentucky Application Process

    Students seeking admission at University of Kentucky must learn the following points first before making an application:

    • Students can make applications through the online portal of the university.
    • The application fee for the university is USD 50.
    • Standardized scores required: SAT: 1080-1300, ACT: 23-29.
    • The average GPA required by students is 3.75.
    • Additional Documents: Students must submit an official high school transcript, LORs, Proof of Residence and Family Income, etc. online to the university.
    • The application deadline is February 15, 2020.
    • Acceptance rate of the university is 94%.

    University of Kentucky Cost of Attendance

    On an annual basis, students need to incur the following expenses averagely in one academic year depending on their level of study and program opted.

    Types of Expenses UG (USD) Graduate (USD) LAW (USD)
    Tuition Fees 30680 32564 50352
    Rooms and Board 13210 13210 13210
    Books & Supplies 1000 1000 1000
    Travel 1950 1950 1950
    Personal 2988 2988 2978
    Loan Origination 72 178 210
    Total 49900 51900 69700

    University of Kentucky International Student Scholarships

    International students are entitled to avail the following merit-based scholarships offered by the university of Kentucky:

    • Bluegrass Spirit Scholarship: Award amount varies from USD 8000 to 10000 to 12500 according to GPA of 3 to 3.50 and ACT or SAT scores of 25 to 30 and 1200 to 1360 respectively. Deadline of application is December 1.
    • William C. Parker Diversity: Award amount varies according to the merit of student. The minimum GPA for qualification is 2.50 and ACT or SAT score of 18 or 960 respectively. All applications are to be done within December 1.
    • International Ambassador: Award amount ranges from USD 3000 to 16000. Minimum GPA for application is 2.50 along with SAT or ACT scores. Application needs to be done by February 15.

    Also, students may search for a wide range of external scholarships for international students offered by a variety of agencies.

    University of Kentucky Alumni

    • The university has over 140200 alumni just in the state of Kentucky, over 216700 in the US and over 1100 internationally.
    • Many events are held for the alumni of the university throughout the year for recreational purposes.
    • Notable alumni include Thomas Hunt Morgan Nobel Prize winner in Physiology, Ashley Judd actress, William Lipscomb Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Mitch McConnell US senator etc.

    University of Kentucky Placement

    • There is a placement testing available to determine the best jobs and outputs for students in the university which is provided by the Academic Preparing and Placement.
    • The alumni of the university also recruit students among other top recruiters associated with the college.
    • The college has the highest amount of recruiters in the field of sports such as football and basketball.

    2 years

    Course Duration

    May 15

    Application Deadline

    $ 32,6001st YEAR
    FEES

    1.5 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79|GRE300

    COLLEGE STUDENT REVIEWS

    P
    7.7 / 10
    $ 32,6001st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79|GMAT300

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79|GRE300
    $ 32,6001st YEAR
    FEES

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Mar 15

    Application Deadline

    EXAM SCORESIELTS6.5|TOEFL79|GRE300

    University of Kentucky Overview

    Insitution type
    Public
    Student Population
    31564
    FAFSA Code
    001989
    Application Cost
    $50
    Accreditation
    SACSSCOC
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $30,126 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    Language Proficiency
    TOEFL-71--
    IELTS-6--
    Undergraduate
    SAT Check Detailed Score12051080133017
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing605550660-
    Mathematics600530670-
    ACT Check Detailed Score25222892
    English262230-
    Mathematics252128-
    Graduate
    GMAT597---

    University of Kentucky Acceptance Rate

    95.8 %

    acceptance rate

    18925

    total applicants

    31564

    total enrolled

    Male
    Female

    45.5%

    Male

    54.5%

    Female

    Undergraduate
    Undergraduate Programs
    95.8%
    Total Applicants
    24765
    Total Enrolled
    23718
    Graduate
    Graduate Programs
    95.8%
    Total Applicants
    8193
    Total Enrolled
    7846

    University of Kentucky enrollment

    Enrollment
    University of Kentucky Enrollment
    31564
    Undergraduate Enrollment
    23718
    Graduate Enrollment
    7846
    Graduation Rate
    Average Graduation Rate
    63.4%

    Attendance Cost

    $30126.25

    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $29,050 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $30,126 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,000 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $12,858 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $3,730 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $12,858 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $3,730 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $3,206 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $3,730 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

    Institutional accreditations
    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    Program wise accreditation
    Arts Programs
    National Association of Schools of Art and Design
    Clinical Science Programs
    Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
    Dentistry Programs
    American Dental Association

    Faculty

    total facultyfull timepart timegraduate assistants
    385243064078841922

    Ranking

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    College Rating

    Based on 7 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.6/10Academic
    9.0/10Accommodation
    8.6/10Faculty
    8.6/10Infrastructure
    7.2/10Placement
    9.0/10Social Life

    Reviews

    PH
    8.0 /10

    My sister did her master's of Business Administration from this university and she was placed in a very good company, therefore, she recommended me to do my master of Business Administration from this particular college I was required to pay an application fee and applied to the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    I was taught about the dynamic environment of the business and the ways to handle the risk of the business.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 extracurricular
    PT
    7.7 /10

    The amazing infrastructure, well qualified faculty, popularity of this university and the best placement provided by the University attracted me towards itself and I decided to take admission here. I was required to pay an application fee of $60 and apply through the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    My course is very interesting and updated I was taught about the computer from a very basic to an advanced level.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    IF
    7.3 /10

    had heard a good review from the friends already studying there in terms of research resources, professors and college life

    Course Curriculum :

    course curriculum is not too deep as compared to ICT and professors are very friendly. unfortunately no industrial exposure is given to the graduate students. but some professors do encourage the internships.

    8 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    MT
    10.0 /10

    When I visited the UK, I automatically felt at home. I knew that I would apply to be a Biology Major on the pre-medicine track, so the hospital on campus drew my attention. I only applied to two other colleges because my high school required it; I knew the UK was where I belonged. I graduated from an all-girls catholic school in 2019 and went on to the UK for the fall semester.

    Course Curriculum :

    I am very fond of the course curriculum. I feel that the way courses are placed and schedule is for the highest benefit, with labs corresponding to classes and recitations to further strengthen our knowledge of the material we are learning. My schedule isn't too crowded, but still can meet all the requirements I should've have met as a first-semester freshman.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    J
    7.8 /10

    I liked the program because of it's the incorporation of theatre, fine arts, and communications in the secondary English education curriculum and their masters with an initial certification program. They also had a speech team which I valued and eventually joined. Finally, they gave good scholarships to out of state students.

    Course Curriculum :

    I believe the general education curriculum also known here as the UK core curriculum is a bit excessive but they do allow a lot of AP credits. I enjoy the flexibility within my major to have different options to fulfil many requirements. I think where this program fails students is the lack of actual "education" classes or classroom setting experience before grad school.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    5 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    +1-859-257-9000
    TELEPHONE
    South Limestone KY 40506
    ADDRESS

    Nearby this campus

    • Shopping Mall
    • Restaurant
    • Book Store
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport

    Shopping Mall

    Meadowthorpe Shopping Center1.12 km
    Pierson-Trapp Co2.50 km
    Gardenside Plaza2.71 km
    South Broadway Place2.92 km
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    Book Store

    Moonbeam Publications1.50 km
    Glover's Bookery2.83 km
    Comic Interlude Inc3.26 km
    The Rusty Scabbard3.37 km
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    Airport

    A2 Global Shipping3.79 km
    Hospital Helipad 23.88 km
    Hospital Helipad 13.93 km
    University of Kentucky Hospital Heliport3.94 km
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    Restaurant

    Subway Restaurants1.46 km
    Buffalo Wild Wings2.93 km
    Tolly-Ho2.99 km
    Nick Ryan's3.04 km
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    Pharmacy

    Kevin L. Poe, PharmD3.05 km
    Michael P. Moranville, PharmD3.05 km
    Alissa K. Langley, PharmD3.05 km
    Rachel Harney, PharmD3.05 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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