Incoming Freshmen

In a community committed to your success, you’ll find the inspiration to fuel your aspirations.

Transfer Students

We are here to ensure your educational experience is centered on helping you fulfill your wildest ambitions.

International Students

When different perspectives meet, the world opens up. We welcome students from every corner of the globe and every walk of life.

Admitted Students

You’re in! Now what? Confirm your spot and continue your journey.

Welcome to UK!

With more than 200 academic programs spread across 16 degree-granting colleges and professional schools, more than 550 student organizations and clubs excited for new members or the 22 varsity sports programs to follow throughout the year, there is something for everyone at the University of Kentucky!

Here, we've provided answers, insights and stories that hopefully make your college decision a little easier. We’re here to support you throughout the college selection process. At the University of Kentucky, you matter, and our community of students, staff and scholars is ready to support and challenge you to succeed beyond what you ever thought possible. Contact your recruiter with any questions you may have. We’re here to help you any way we can.

Start Your Journey

With wildly ambitious goals, now is the time join the University of Kentucky family. Choose whether you’ll apply Early Action or Regular Decision and stay on top of the application deadlines. You’ll want to apply using the Early Action track if you are interested in applying for UK’s academic scholarships, competitive scholarships or the Lewis Honors College.

A Place Where Everything is Achievable and Nothing is Out of Reach

From the first moment you set foot on our campus, you’ll become part of a community that always has your back. The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus walking tours every weekday.

New for Fall 2021: Test Optional Admission

The University of Kentucky is implementing a a test optional admission policy for the 2021-22 academic year. This will allow most freshman applicants the option to be considered for admission without submission of ACT or SAT scores.

Current & Prospective Students

Why UK? Because to be the best, you have to learn from the best. Between the unparalleled credentials of our faculty, our world-class educational facilities, and the limitless possibilities here, this is a great place to launch your future.

Dream Boldly

We know you have ambitious goals - we love that. Here’s how to join our wildly strong community.

Find Your Place

Your success at UK starts every single day, the moment you wake up when you live on campus.