Get to Know the University
A UK degree is much more than a piece of paper; it reflects an educational experience that prepares you to do anything, go anywhere and make the world a better place. Our 200+ academic programs mean that you can find the programs and experiences that ignite your passions, preparing you for limitless possibilities.
Explore Our Academic Programs
In a community committed to your success, you’ll find the inspiration to fuel your aspirations and countless opportunities to do more than you ever imagined. We are here to ensure your educational experience is centered on helping you fulfill your wildest ambitions.
Our community is eager to show you where a UK education can take you. Visit campus. While you’re here, talk to the team behind the academic program you plan to pursue. Head to the Visitor Center website, and with a few clicks, you’ll have crafted a visit that will help you explore your individual interests.
Complete our combined application for undergraduate admission, competitive scholarships and the Lewis Honors College. Find all application dates and deadlines at applyuk.com. (The University of Kentucky accepts the Common App and the myCoalition application and is test optional for admission for the 2021-22 academic year). If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application and/or ability to sign up for Orientation will remain open until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on the following Monday.
Find Your Home
Your success at UK starts every single day -- beginning with the moment you get up. And when you start your day in our residence halls, you’ll already be a part of a creative, connected, active campus community. Take your experience one step further and join a Living Learning Program (LLP). An LLP will help you form connections through specialized programs and intentional interactions with UK faculty and staff -- all focused on your success.
Apply for Aid
The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22 is available beginning on October 1, at www.fafsa.gov. Incoming freshmen who are admitted to UK and complete the FAFSA prior to December 1, will receive an estimated early financial aid notification before the new year. Learn more about the grants, loans and Federal Work Study options available at uky.edu/financialaid.
Search for Scholarships
To be considered for academic and competitive scholarships, you must be admitted to UK with all requirements and a GPA on file in the admissions office no later than December 1. Check out our online tools to find a scholarship that works for you.
Do more. Be more. With more than 550 student organizations and clubs,there's something for everyone. And if you can't find what you're looking for, grab a few friends and start one! Not only will you build lifelong friendships, but these experiences also help you build a better future.
Confirm Your Spot
Confirm your decision to attend UK by registering for your Big Blue Nation Orientation. At Orientation, you'll meet other students, hear from campus offices and organizations, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. Learn more and register at orientation.uky.edu