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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,631 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 46 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $984,479)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $174,279)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 83 71 - Yes
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Football 130 - - -
Golf 11 8 - Yes
Gymnastics - 15 Yes -
Soccer 34 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 22 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving 36 29 - Yes
Tennis 13 11 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes -
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rifle - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - - Yes
Water Polo - - - Yes
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.6%
Hispanic 1.5%
Non-resident alien 4.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 80.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • Hospital on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 6
Drug Law Violation 41
Liquor Law Violation 10
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 54

Notable Alumni

  • Ashley Judd, Actress; star of Double Jeopardy
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan, Winner of the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine
  • William Lipscomb, Winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Stonewall Jackson, Famous Civil War general
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Katie from KY
  • 3
  • My view on dorm life might be a little biased because I lived in a suite since moving to campus. The suites are really nice and friendly. However, I've also…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Courtney from Louisville, KY
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining halls across campus are surprisingly delicious. One would think that they would taste like cafeteria and give people food poisoning, but that is not the case. The food is gourmet at certain dining halls and there are food stations in almost every building, if not all of them.

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  • 4
  • Rebecca
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    Great! They have many restaurants on campus (Chick Fil A, Starbucks, Subway, etc.) and the cafe food is actually really good!

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  • 5
  • Blake
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The food at UK is surprisingly good. The spicy beef wrap at ovid's could possibly change your life. In addition to the 3 main dining locations for students there are also restaurants like panda express, chik-fil-a, and subway on campus that can be worked into your meal plan.

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  • 4
  • Kara from Wilmore, KY
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are lots of options for food, not only on campus, but also in the surrounding neighborhood. Pretty much anything you can think of. The only downside is it's a bit more pricey than it should be for student meals. The hospital cafeteria has good prices, so sometimes I go there.

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  • 4
  • Katilyn from Russellville, KY
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Your choices are definitely not limited, Blazer Cafe is where I eat the most and they accept meal swipes! Your plus account is accepted almost anywhere around campus, and you can usually get discounts. The student center has chik fil a, subway, and other places and they accept your Flex and Plus money!

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  • 2
  • Laura from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty much the same at UK run dining facilities, and it's not that healthy for you. The large dining halls are also overpriced - it's a swipe or $10 for all you can eat, which is nice if you eat a lot, but if you're just trying to get a bagel, it's a total waste.

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  • 3
  • Bethany from Campbellsville, KY
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is menial at best but if you live on campus and have a meal plan I would definitely utilize the many places on campus to use them.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Danielle from Akron, OH
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Too much in it. Instead of being heavily focused on academics, all I here in my classes are guess who got drunk last weekend?! Its the most annoying thing. Also, if you like individuality DONT come here. Everyone dresses the same and if you arent in a sorority or frat, you will be looked down upon.

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  • 0
  • Courtney from Louisville, KY
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is large here. We have 13 sororities and 21 fraternities and although that may seem like a lot, there are tons of other things to do and other crowds to associate with across campus.

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  • 0
  • Blake
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at UK is Second to none. If your even thinking about going Greek in college at UK, stop thinking and make the decision to get involved!

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  • 0
  • Laura from Cincinnati, OH
  • Jan-05-2014 I am a current student here

    I LOVE MY SORORITY. It's a huge part of why I didn't look to transfer after my freshman year, and I can't imagine UK without it.

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  • 0
  • Whitney from Lexington, KY
  • Dec-29-2013 I am a current student here

    Greeks may seem like they are everywhere on campus, but they actually only make up 25% of the student population. You don't have to go Greek to get involved, but I suggest rushing if you aren't from Lexington to at least meet people - even if you don't join.

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  • 0
  • MEM from Lexington, KY
  • Dec-14-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many fraternities and sororities on campus. They have a great unity among their peers & also are involved in philanthropic events. You gain so many friends and business connections for the future. Greek Life builds quality character & everlasting strength.

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  • 0
  • Mallory from Liberty Township, OH
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a huge outside organization. There are about 15 sororities and 10 to 12 fraternities that students can join. UK Panhellenic Council presides over the sororities and maintains high requirements of academics and service, as well as the Inter-fraternal Council for the young men in fraternities.

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