Welcome to the University of Kentucky (UK), the flagship university of the state of Kentucky. A leading public research university, UK is on an exciting path -- one that’s conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as energy, the environment, and cancer. Yet UK remains one of the most affordable major universities in the United States. There are many reasons to become a University of Kentucky Student:
UK is one of the top 300 academic programs in the world.
UK has more than 25 nationally ranked programs in the Top 20.
Eight NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships, the most recent in 2012.
UK is one of only seven universities in the country to offer the full range of academic programs on one, centrally located campus – Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy.