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WATCH: What We Accomplished in 2018

Kentucky can do anything. Kentucky can change a state. Kentucky can even change a world. This past year, we showed in compelling and compassionate ways the power of we. This video underscores in words and pictures the power of collective thought and action, harnessed together in the cadence of a common voice. 

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Mira Ball Gives $10 Million to Help Students Afford College

The single largest scholarship gift in UK’s history will support the UK LEADS (Leveraging Economic Affordability for Developing Success) initiative with a preference for students from Nelson and Henderson counties. The gift is part of the Don and Mira Ball Endowed Scholarship Program.

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Doors of Opportunity: UK's Rhodes Scholar

The University of Kentucky is celebrating the announcement that political science and Arabic and Islamic studies senior Hadeel Abdallah, of Lexington, has been named a recipient of the highly prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Abdallah is one of 32 American women and men selected as Rhodes Scholars representing the United States.

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degree-granting colleges, the Lewis Honors College and Graduate School


Academic Programs

By the Numbers


Average graduating GPA of Lewis Honors students.

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UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.

$2.3 Billion

Invested in infrastructure across campus, including a $256 million multidisciplinary research building and the continued expansion of a $1 billion health care facility started in 2004.