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University of Kentucky Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
19,526
Total Undergrads
Including 1,631 Part-time
4,328
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 46 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-A

Southeastern Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

8
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $984,479)
9
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 -

Diversity

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%
Disabilities
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
Living
  • 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
  • Danielle from Akron, OH
  • 3
  • I stayed in the dorm freshman year and it was the best decision. now they are putting up many new dorms and unfortunately taking all the parking lots with it…

  • Mar-06-2014 Read More
  • 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…

  • Aug-23-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Lauren Bates
  • Aug-05-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Meal plans are expensive at any college, but you have to eat. At UK much is offered, and I doubt one could become bored of the cuisine. Just like to students, the food is varied. Look at the offered plans, and find out what you need. The decision is different for most people.

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  • 3
  • Macara from Louisville, KY
  • Jun-30-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I haven't been on campus much to get a feel about the food or dining, but I have been to the student center and the food needs to be revamped with more choices.

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  • 4
  • andgon238
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    It depends on where you go on campus, but most of the food is pretty good everywhere. The buffet on south campus (Commons) isn't great, but you can get as much food as you want. The rest of the restaurants that are UK run are pretty good: there's one at the library (Ovid's), a cafe in the Business building (Blue Chips), another buffet on north campus (Blazer), and one in the student center (Ovid's Express). There are also chain places in the student center (Subway, Chik Fil A and Panda Express). Additionally, there are several places close to north campus that are easily accessible (Arby's, McDonald's, Jimmy Johns, Pazzo's, Cane's, Fazoli's, Smashburger, Jamba Juice, Firehouse Subs).

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Lauren Bates
  • Aug-05-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I would not know. All I know is the simple fact that it is offered, and many students enjoy it.

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  • 0
  • andgon238
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not involved in Greek life, so I can't say much about it, except that some organizations are good and some are not. You have to be careful about which one you choose. For sororities, it's mostly pretty good, except that some have reputations for being promiscuous or big partiers. For guys, there is hazing; they say there isn't, but they lie. I lived in a fraternity house that the university reclaimed because SAE got kicked off campus for 2 years for setting someone on fire, and there were cages in the basement where they would haze the rushes. It's amazing what they have to do if they want to get their girlfriends letters or a ring.

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  • 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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