University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY, USA

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University of Kentucky

3.96 Average Rating

Demetria from LOUISVILLE, KY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Everyday that I go to class I am grateful and I feel as if my time was spent in a more efficient way. I listens to my profesor as he/she explains the material, and surely my mind is being stretched, and the way that I look at the world is completely changed. Overall the education is amazing!
Am enjoying being here
I am having fun! Every weekend there is so much to indulge in that making a decision on exactly what to do is very hard. I met new friends (my roommates), and honestly the campus is so big that if I didn't want to see someone, I dont have to see them.
Bang for the buck
UK is worth every penny they footed out of pocket for me to come here. I am very happy with my decision of school.
Tips for prospective students
I would tell anyone thinking about coming here to take a few test trials of your schedule once you figure it out, because if you don't, on the first day you will be late to EVERY class :)
Great for these types of students
I would say that UK is great all types of students. If you like the small town type of feel UK can offer that to you, but if you're used to the big city feel UK can offer that to you as well :)
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Anujin from Elk Grove Village, IL

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
my school, although huge, makes you feel like your at a small school with professors who actually care for your academics; my school works very hard to make sure that we the students are getting the help we need no matter what subject in school or what problems in life, there's always help. importantly, this school works hard to get you involved so that you can make friends and just be connected!
Tips for prospective students
come with an ambitious and outgoing attitudes! the ambition will help you survive classes and being outgoing with help you make friends who will be there for you!
Academic Rigor
college in general is a challenge, but this uk has standards that they keep; the classes are challenging but no class is not worth it. the amount of knowledge you can obtain in one semester almost blew me away.
Dorm Life
if you are going to live in the dorms, i truly suggest south campus! it's where everything happens; you meet and greet and have fun, not to mention the gym is right across the street (:
Food and Dining
excellent food! everything from greasy goodness to super delicious salads. my favorite would have to be the chicken vinaigrette salad!!! but the food choices here rock your socks!
What to do for fun
theres so much to do. you don't have to be the idiot that goes out getting drunk and doing drugs & end up in the hospital (true story bro); there is seriously everything! if your a christian like me i recommend csf for extroverts or cru for introverts or if you believe in paranormals there a club for that too i promise (: and downtown lex is just a great place the discover different restaurants, movie places, ice skate and (fall a thousand times like me) basically you can make it as fun or as chill as you want it.
Bang for the buck
attitude is really everything. i promise you with the right attitude and initiative any place you go will be awesome (:
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
do not walk through pot office tower during finals (you will be cursed) but luckily you can go rub the statue's nose in front of pot to be safe (:
Clubs and Activities
so many choices!!!
Greek Life
stay away! they are nothing but trouble! seriously!
Campus Safety
we have go carts that people drive that will literally take you anywhere on campus not matter what time of day or night just so they can make sure you get back safely! and we have a cat path which is a path that is safest to travel if you are walking alone at night and want to stay safe… just follow the paw prints (:
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Garrett from Lexington, KY

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Kentucky has provided me with a great sense of culture and community. They have proved to have courses that are meaningful and rigorous. I have learned a lot about how to commit myself to a program fully to allow me to be successful.
Tips for prospective students
It is a large school, which tends to allow some students to get lost but if you are committed to finding a niche or group to help you succeed & encourage you, you will do well. It takes work and commitment but the University of Kentucky is definitely a place that you can succeed.
Academic Rigor
Any of UK' program are definitely programs where you can find challenging courses.
Food and Dining
The campus dining is wonderful and I always enjoy eating on campus, when I do.
What to do for fun
There are a lot of campus activities going on at all hours as well as in all parts of the city. There are also many places on campus that are open late for students to enjoy.
Bang for the buck
You definitely get more than what you pay for, you get a rich experience as well as a great education.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a wildcat statue on campus that everyone likes to take pictures with and celebrate with.
Great for these types of students
It is a great university for international students and non-traditional students. It is an easy campus to get to from all parts of the community.
Campus Safety
They have great programs to promote campus safety. The ROTC program drives students home on campus for free at night, especially from the library to their dorms or cars.
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Abigail - Farmington Hills, MI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Dorm Life
I love the new dorms!!! Where else can a college student get a room with tempur-pedic mattresses granite countertops?? It is by far the most comfortable dorm arrangements I saw during my many college visiting trips. There was no comparison, really.
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marini from chicago, il

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
the university of kentucky-lexington is growing by leaps and bounds! there is lots of construction going on all around campus. in addition, all the administrators were welcoming as i explored the campus. i see blue!
Tips for prospective students
-make yourself known in your department. if your major is social work, then go to the school of social work and talk with the administrators and faculty.
-apparently, lexington, ky is located in tornado valley. most of the buildings have designated safety rooms. know your buildings and the locations of its safety rooms.
-a couple of buildings have rooftops lounges. lexington is beautiful at night.
-prepare to do a lot of walking. uky's campus is sprawling.
Academic Rigor
the university of kentucky maintains high standards for instruction and research.
Dorm Life
love the newly constructed dorms! most of the dorm rooms come with a mini-fridge and microwave. my dorm room is spacious and offers lots of opportunity for creativity.
Food and Dining
i love the food.
What to do for fun
visit downtown lexington. it has lots of restaurants and fun activities, too.
Campus Safety
uky is a safe campus.
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adrian from pittsburgh, pa

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
the university is a very beautiful place if you ignore all the construction being done at the moment. everyone at the school are extremely nice people and are there help you. there are tons of opportunities for you to have fun and also be successful in your studies.
Tips for prospective students
the campus if big so take some time in memorizing where the different buildings are in order to not get lost. make sure to have a general idea to which classes you want because fill up fast.
Academic Rigor
classes are what you expect from a university and are more difficult than anything from high school. you have your pick from many choices of classes that help in acquiring that credit that you need.
Dorm Life
the dorms are really nice and you have a choice from many different types of rooms. you can pick your roommate if that interests you and you have a choice of living by your self, with a roommate or four people. many new buildings are in the process of being built so even more choice will be available.
Food and Dining
there multiple places that offer food throughout the university. for example the den and the 90 have food from many different fast food chains. with your housing plan you can also pick a meal plan that lets you buy food around campus.
What to do for fun
they show free movies once a week, you are able to join a tremendous amount of clubs and they also offer many different events such as k week and dance blue if your looking to help a good cause while having fun.
Campus Safety
they go out of their way to make the campus as safe as possible. they have an app that lets you contact campus security and emergency phones are placed throughout campus. if something were to happen anywhere in the campus you can choose to receive text from uk alert.
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Caitlin from Evarts, KY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Kentucky is a school with limitless opportunities. Whether you're just being a part of a 30,000 student community and supporting the Wildcats, or working in a small group to promote something you care about, there is a place for everyone at UK. You are never just another number.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved! There is no better way to feel like a part of your school that to join a group that you're interested in. It's the best way to make friends and make a big school feel small.
Academic Rigor
The courses at the University of Kentucky are definitely challenging, but that is what college is for. However, there are so many helpful opportunities. From study groups, to free tutoring, to help sessions provided for each class, there is no reason to stress about having to learn things on your own. There is always a place to get help.
Dorm Life
The University of Kentucky is currently in the process of updating all of their resident halls. The buildings themselves are very nice living quarters, and the individuals chosen as resident advisors and desk clerks are always around and willing to help you handle any situation you may come across in the dorm.
Food and Dining
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.
What to do for fun
There are countless opportunities for fun on and off campus with all the organizations at the University of Kentucky. Whether you want to hit the gym at the Johnson Center, go for a swim at the Seaton Center, enjoy night of fun and food at Christian Student Fellowship, or take a trip with a group to an adventurous location, there is always something going on at UK to help you relax and have some fun.
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Kristen from Pickerington, OH

a current student here
34 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Even though UK is a pretty big school, they make it more like a small school by keeping many classes with a low student to teacher ratio, so you receive more one on one time with your instructor, which makes it easier to grasp the bigger concepts and master the small ones.
Am enjoying being here
I love going to school at UK. For me, it's just far enough away from home, but still close enough that going home is easy when I want to. Also, there are tons of organizations to get involved in, so I'm always keeping busy with something!
Bang for the buck
Ohio's tuition is expensive, and it is almost cheaper for me to attend out-of-state at Kentucky as it is for me to go to school in Ohio.
Tips for prospective students
Don't slack off during senior year! Schools still look at those transcripts! Also, GET EXCITED! You're going into your first year of college! It can be scary going to a big school at first, but K Crew holds tons of activities for you to meet new people and try new things.
Great for these types of students
UK is a great school for any types of students! It's so diverse, it would be hard not to fit in somewhere!
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Kelsey from Georgetown, KY

a current student here
18 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I've only been here for one semester and I've already learned SO much. The professors I have are quality professors that care about their students. Even though the university is of an exceptionally large size, the classes are an average size of 25 students so you can still get one on one with your teacher. There are also tons of resources for learning, including the W.T. Young Library which happens to be gigantic. If you need a quiet place to study, you are guaranteed to find it at the Willy T.
Am enjoying being here
There is ALWAYS something to do at UK. There are so many clubs and organizations that you can get involved in. If you have an interest in something, UK most likely has a club for it. I would also highly recommend living on campus. It's so much fun and it's an easy way to make new friends and stay involved. Sports are also a big deal here. UK has a very passionate fan base.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive... period. It's not that UK has an outrageous price. It's actually significantly cheaper than most colleges. The only thing I was disappointed about was that in order to get any of the scholarships offered by the college, you have to get a 26 on your ACT. If you don't, you have to rely on other forms of scholarship money.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely live on campus for at LEAST one year. It's awesome! Apply early for housing though... or you wont get your assignment until late summer and you definitely wont get the dorm you want. GET INVOLVED! There are so many opportunities to do this, don't worry. Take advantage of resources like The Study (free tutoring), W.T. Young Library, and the Johnson Center (AMAZING physical fitness facility). Also... don't buy a weak umbrella... it will be destroyed by the Patterson Office Tower Wind Tunnel in seconds! haha
Great for these types of students
Anybody! UK is VERY diverse and offers opportunity for any kind of student.
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Theresa from Lousiville, KY

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
There are a lot of things that I am learning in every class! Some people think that the larger class sizes are not beneficial- but I disagree. Everyone has something to contribute to the class, and my larger classes are what teach me the most. If you're open to others' opinions, you will learn something new everyday. Often when I sit down for lunch, at least one person has something interesting that they learned about in class recently that starts a discussion among the table. What makes the learning experience even better at UK is that the teachers are currently researching their field, meaning the students learn the most up-to-date material. It also helps the students to keep up with current events. Overall, I really like the way my learning experience is going!
Am enjoying being here
There is ALWAYS something to do on campus if you're open to it. There are so many ways to interact with the univserity and the city of Lexington. Though Lexington is a little small for my liking, it's a nice city. You don't need a car (definitely a money saver!), and when you do, there are so many ways that UK helps you get around. The school pride is the best and that's what really makes UK so enjoyable. For example, when UK beat North Carolina to proceed into the Final Four (2011), just about the entire south campus (the main dorms for freshman) rushed outside in 37 degree weather to celebrate together. Being a part of UK is just such an extraordinary experience!
Bang for the buck
UK could offer more scholarships, but being a public school I understand. I also wish that so many jobs on campus weren't just for those that qualify for financial aid. Overall, it's decent. The hidden fees are the worst- but what school doesn't have those?
Tips for prospective students
Live on south campus!! That is where just about everything is at. Also- be involved in whatever way suits you. There are so many opportunities and organizations (sororities, fraternities, clubs, intramurals, jobs, study groups, religious groups, and more!). Don't be afraid to do anything, everyone is friendly (seriously!). Especially as a freshman, everyone is in the same boat and everyone pretty much understands that. College is like a second chance, especially at UK.
Great for these types of students
UK is great for anyone, really. There are so many areas of study offered and extremely diverse. Whether you are experimenting with where you want your future to go or you know exaclty who and what you're going to be, UK can help you. UK is so eclectic that I can't say it's for anyone specific- expect for those looking to start their future today!
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