Welcome to UK!

With more than 200 academic programs spread across 16 colleges and professional schools, more than 500 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!

Throughout this site, we've provided answers, insights, and stories that hopefully make your college decision a little easier. Our mission is to support the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service. Our staff is dedicated to assisting you during the college selection process. Contact your admission counselor with any question 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.

Discover What's Possible

We’ve carefully created an educational experience with everything you need to be successful - opportunities, people, resources and spaces. Explore your wildest ambitions and find opportunities you never realized were out there at our Big Blue Open House events.

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.

Taking A Course

Interested in taking a course at UK but not seeking a degree? Whether you're a visiting student from another university, a high school student seeking dual enrollment, or just want to enroll in a class without pursuing a formal degree, see what UK has to offer.

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 almost limitless career opportunities offered here, this is a great place to launch your future career.

10 Steps to Becoming A Wildcat

Smart planning is your key to a successful transition into college. Use this checklist to stay on track towards becoming a Wildcat!

Campus Housing

Discover which campus living situation best suits you by completing the housing and Living Learning Program application.

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