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.

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.

Apply to UK

Finish your application and experience first-hand the benefits of becoming a Wildcat!

It's all here. Come see for yourself.

The Visitor Center offers 30-minute information sessions followed by 90-minute campus tours every weekday.

Make It Official!

We are so excited you’ve chosen to be a Wildcat - welcome to the Big Blue Nation! Confirming your attendance is a two-step process; first, confirm your enrollment by paying your orientation fee and enrollment deposit. Then, sign up for your “see blue.” U orientation. #UK2023, confirm by May 1; transfer students confirm by August 1 for the fall semester.

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.


Want to see what events and moments our students have shared, using #seeblue?

Customize Your Own Viewbook

Discover what it means to "see blue." by building your very own custom viewbook. Build your own now!

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