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University of Kentucky

Address: Lexington, KY 40506, United States

Description University of Kentucky

  • Founded: 1865
  • Location: Lexington, USA
  • Number of students: 22,425
  • Number of international students: 4%
  • Rating in America: 93
  • Language of instruction: English.

University of Kentucky (UK) is a public higher education institution founded in 1865 by lawyer John Bowman. The institution was originally referred to as the University of Kentucky Agricultural and Technical College.

Today, the UK University is recognized as the largest in the state: annually more than 22 thousand people are educated here, not only from America, but also from other countries. In 2019, the university was included in the list of the best national universities. According to the publication US News & World Report, the university has the highest rating among research higher schools in the state.

In the framework of higher education, the UK offers bachelor's and master's programs (approximately 120 specializations), professional training programs.

The goal of the university is to create a community where students, teachers and staff will have the opportunity for learning and academic growth. University of Kentucky implements research, scholarship and creative activities that allow students to expand and apply knowledge in such fields as social sciences, education, art, humanities, business and others.

The university has assembled qualified teaching staff. The ratio of students and teachers at the University of Kentucky is 17: 1. The structure of the university is divided into 16 colleges in different specializations.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Kentucky

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Professional courses

  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 4 years.

The university offers four professional education programs for its students, which make it possible to obtain additional qualifications.


  • Age: from 17 years old
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 4 years.

For a bachelor's degree at the University of Kentucky, 93 programs are offered covering various fields of activity.


  • Age: from 21 years
  • Dates: September-June
  • Duration: 2 years.

To obtain a master's degree at the University of Kentucky, 99 training programs are offered - specialties cover all colleges of the university.

Accommodation, housing and food

Student accommodation is organized in student residences on campus. They can eat in the canteens on campus.

Events University of Kentucky

In addition to the academic program, UK students can join the active extracurricular life of the university: there are more than 3,500 clubs in various fields, including Greek clubs and the Kentucky Kernel student newspaper.

Sports enthusiasts can try their hand at university teams participating in the NCAA Division I Southeast Conference.

In their free time, students can also take a walk around Lexington itself, as there is something to do here. This city has the unspoken title of “equestrian capital of the world”, since there are many racing tracks for horses and stables. Guests of the city can visit museums, play golf, take a walk in the farmers market.

Equipment University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky campus is located in Lexington, the second largest city in Kentucky. Cincinnati is 80 miles to the south, and Nashville is 200 miles to the northeast. The campus is 814 acres. Campus infrastructure includes the following facilities:

  • 15 libraries
  • 7 dining rooms
  • 23 dorms
  • Sports fields and more.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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