Welcome to the University of Kentucky; the flagship, land-grant university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a national leader in academics and research.
Since our inception in 1865, the University of Kentucky has been more than a public research University; we have been home to the state's greatest aspirations - an idea of a new and brighter tomorrow.
We are a community of global scholars committed to academic excellence, collaborative scientific discovery, and undergraduate and graduate student engagement. With over 200 academic programs across 16 colleges and professional schools, our world renowned faculty take a multi-disciplinary approach to serving our community and are the foundation of progress and purpose for our Commonwealth.
We are a home away from home for a diverse community of students from all 120 Kentucky counties, each of the 50 states, and 115 countries worldwide. Each student is an important part of the intellectual fabric and community that comprise the University of Kentucky.
We are a network of healers who provide regular medical care in our statewide affiliate network of health-care agencies. Our aim is that all Kentuckians can receive excellent care in their home communities. But in times of especially critical need, Kentucky families can take advantage of our state-of-the-art medical center for advanced, life-saving procedures.
We are community advocates through our agriculture and fine arts extension offices that connect every Kentuckian to the work of their University.
We are an economic engine recruiting innovative, global industries; educating and populating a 21st century workforce; and developing academic research into entrepreneurial enterprises and high paying jobs that position Kentucky to compete in a 21st century global economy.
The University of Kentucky emphasizes our outreach and service mission while balancing the preparation of the next generation for a world that never stops evolving. I encourage you to take a closer look at all that UK has to offer.