University Of Kentucky

University Of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public coeducational research university located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is the largest land-grant university of the state. The institution was established in 1865 and currently offers admission to over 25,000 students every year. The university offers various majors in the field of media studies.

University of Kentucky's sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. The official mascot of the team is "Scratch the Wildcat" and is also referred to as "Blue", "Scratch", or "The Wildcat". The university has men's and women's teams in basketball, cross country running, golf, rifle shooting, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, and tennis. There are also separate women's teams in gymnastics, softball, and volleyball. In addition, the university sponsors a club-level men's ice hockey team.

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Contacting University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Lexington , KY 40506-0032
General Phone: (859) 257-9000

University of Kentucky Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts858Latin American studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, Russian language, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, ...
Business and Management811business, accounting, managerial economics, finance, management science, marketing
Education and Teaching445curriculum and instruction, higher education administration, educational admin and supervision, educational research, educational assessment and evaluation, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, ...
Engineering430bioengineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, mining and mineral engineering, manufacturing engineering ...
Media401communication studies, journalism, radio and television, advertising
Science394biology, biochemistry, plant pathology, plant physiology, anatomy, bacteriology, entomology, physiology, molecular pharmacology, ...
Therapy and Counseling387psychology, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, educational psychology, physical therapy
Family and Social Work322family and consumer science, consumer economics, food and nutrition, family studies, public administration, social work
Medicine312gerontology, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutics and drug design, public health, veterinary sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine167registered nursing, nursing science
Agricultural Science and Management133agricultural management, agricultural economics, agricultural public service, food science, various agricutural courses
Architecture and Planning125architecture, landscape architecture
Computer Science and Engineering120computer and info science, computer engineering
Medical Support and Technology119audiology and speech pathology, physician assistant, radiation protection, clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy104nutrition sciences, health and physical education, exercise science, vocational counseling, rehabilitation
Mathematics72mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics
Construction Trades66apparel and textiles
Fine Arts65fine arts, art history and criticism
Animal Science and Care61animal science
Music42music, music history and theory, music performance
Hospitality41hospitality management
Landscaping and Horticulture35agronomy, various plant science courses, soil science
Religion and Philosophy30philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management29conservation, forest sciences
Medical Administration25health care administration
Design23interior design, design and applied arts
Drama and Performing Arts16drama
Art Studies9arts management

Number of programs and degrees for University of Kentucky in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree3,77584
Master's degree1,31185
Doctor's degree30859
First-professional degree4094

University of Kentucky Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Kentucky had a total enrollment of 25,856 students (20,877 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 72%
Graduate 23%
First Professional 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 82%
Black 6%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 26%
22-24 24%
25-29 13%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

West Virginia1%
(International Students)1%

University of Kentucky Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 56 %

University of Kentucky Room and Board (2007)

University of Kentucky offers campus housing for 6,308 of its 20,877 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Lexington, Kentucky for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Kentucky Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

University of Kentucky Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal490610
SAT Math500630
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal2127
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT28%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Kentucky Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 7,736
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,884
Room and board $ 8,800
Room charge $ 3,785
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,000
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,152

Financial Aid:
University of Kentucky participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 198900)

University of Kentucky Faculty

University of Kentucky has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track251164
Non-tenured and not on tenure track244247

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year113$125,88122$120,475
Associate professorcalendar year78$94,40747$95,942
Assistant professorcalendar year49$81,79237$81,494
Lecturercalendar year3$80,1305$65,508
All faculty totalcalendar year243$106,323111$94,618

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year252$107,12147$93,313
Associate professoracademic year177$75,259108$70,958
Assistant professoracademic year118$70,58289$63,721
Instructoracademic year1*3$59,260
Lectureracademic year42$44,71554$44,741
All faculty totalacademic year590$85,705301$67,489

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Kentucky Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Southeastern Conference
Basketball Southeastern Conference
Baseball Southeastern Conference
Track Southeastern Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports71108179

University of Kentucky Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forest Sciences and Biology
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other
Educational Evaluation and Research
Elementary Education and Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Technical Teacher Education

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering

Family And Social Work
Consumer Economics
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Physician Assistant
Radiation Protection/Health Physics Technician

Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Medicine (MD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sci, Gen (Cert,MS,PhD)

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Pharmacology
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Plant Physiology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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