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University of Kentucky 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
  • 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
  • Student from NJ
  • 3
  • I live in the cheapest dorms on campus, so they can get pretty gross, but having a bunch of people who have never lived alone all together will make for…

  • Oct-05-2014 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
  • Rebecca
  • 4
  • Dorm life is convenient, you can walk anywhere on campus in 15 minutes or less. I lived on north campus and it was very close to my classes!…

  • Feb-27-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Danielle
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    It's not great but it isn't horrible. The student center does have chickfila, panda express, subway, starbucks, sbarro, and a place called greens to go. The other places to eat are buffet style and the food is okay. There is a decent selection of places to eat across campus.

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  • 5
  • Caitlin from Evarts, KY
  • Jan-07-2015 I am a current student here

    At the University of Kentucky, students are always getting new places to eat good, healthy food. Located at various places across campus are dining areas ranging from fast food, to sit down meals, to buffets. Students never have to worry about not having a place to eat on campus.

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  • 3
  • Nena from Louisville, KY
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Was good then got new management. Currently trying to work its way back to good and getting more options on campus soon!

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  • 2
  • Olivia from Lexington, KY
  • Oct-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Unfortunately, UK has recently sold their dining services Aramark and fewer and fewer Kentucky Proud products are being sold in the cafeterias.

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  • 3
  • Student from NJ
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Most of the dining halls are pretty good, but always have food in your dorm for when you don't feel like leaving your room for food. Every once in a while treat yourself to a restaurant off campus to remind yourself that great food is still available to you.

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  • 4
  • Mikayla from Kansas City, MO
  • Oct-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Depending on what meal plan you get, there are plenty food options to choose from. All of the dining halls have adopted healthier options for students. Our student center is packed with different options as well.

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  • 4
  • Vic from California
  • Sep-28-2014 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Have a wide variety of places to eat that are just to die for.

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  • 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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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Student from NJ
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Love it. It's a large portion of campus, about one fourth of the students are affiliated. We also have the Divine Nine. I have been told that it is hard to get into parties if you're not Greek or do not know someone.

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  • 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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