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Office of Undergraduate Admissions and University Registrar 100 W.D. Funkhouser Building Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0054 866-900-GO-UK An Equal Opportunity University

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity university. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities. Qualified students with disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Center at 859-257-2754.

© University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40506. 859-257-9000. The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Kentucky.

There will be a moment, a few years down the road from now, when you’ll look back on your college experience in amazement, in awe, in pride. You accomplished so much. You made memories and relationships that will stick with you forever. You became part of a one-of-a-kind community. You pushed yourself. You solved problems. You grew. You had the time of your life, and you’re ready to go out in the world and create your future. So how are you going to arrive at this moment? What path will lead you there? Your experience at the University of Kentucky is not just the classes you take, the people you meet, the places you live or the ways in which you learn and grow. It’s the total experience, all of these things woven together that make up your unique academic journey on campus. It’s ultimately up to you to decide how your experience takes shape. You have a community ready to welcome you, challenge you, support you and help you chart your course. This is a university that puts students at the center of everything we do. So ask yourself:

What do you want to pursue? What is the story you want to tell? How will you make your mark? 4

It’s all here, and it’s waiting for you.

Let’s explore what it means to 3


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ACADEMIC COLLEGES (plus the Lewis Honors College and the Graduate School)




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1 of 8 1 of 8 universities in the nation that have agriculture, engineering, law, medicine and pharmacy on one contiguous campus.


Residence halls built within the last 2 years.

At UK, you’re more than just a number. But here’s a quick glimpse into what ties you together with other members of the academic community here on campus.







85% of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid.

Students enrolled from all 120 counties in Kentucky, all 50 states and 119 countries around the world.






The number of years that you can conduct research as an undergraduate with top faculty.


Dec. 1 Feb. 15

Early Action Track Deadline Regular Decision Track Deadline

89% of classes have 40 students or less.











Time it takes to tour campus.

Time it takes to schedule a tour. 5

FIND YOUR PLACE Customize Your View With UK’s Digital Viewbook, you can explore more than 200 academic programs across 16 colleges and professional schools to find what areas of study fit you best. Your Digital Viewbook can be found at

Make Your Move

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Mathematical Economics

Agricultural and Medical Biotechnology

Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Agricultural Economics Agriculture – Individualized Curriculum

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Animal Sciences

Chinese Studies

Career and Technical Education


Community and Leadership Development

French & Francophone Studies


German Studies

Equine Science and Management

Japan Studies

Family Sciences

Russian Studies

Food Science




Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences


Hospitality Management and Tourism

Political Science

Human Nutrition


Landscape Architecture


Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles


Natural Resources and Environmental Science

Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies

If you’re ahead of the game and already know what you want to pursue, you can set up an individual tour of any college while on your campus visit. Learn more at

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Agriculture

Undecided? No Problem Our new Academic Exploration Tool (AET) helps unlock your potential — taking your passions, interests and career aspirations and connecting you with majors that suit your goals. AET provides a new way for prospective and current students to search and explore the more than 200 majors offered here at the University of Kentucky. Visit See the undergraduate resources available to you at 6


College of Arts and Sciences

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies Mathematics/Natural Science Humanities/Social Science


Gatton College of Business and Economics









Environmental and Sustainability Studies


Foreign Language and International Economics Gender and Women’s Studies Geography Geological Sciences Health, Society & Populations History International Studies

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Business and Economics

College of Communication and Information Communication Information Communication Technology Integrated Strategic Communication Journalism

MAJORS PROGRA Liberal Studies Linguistics

Media Arts and Studies

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Communication

College of Design

Computer Science

College of Health Sciences

Graduate Programs


Electrical Engineering

Interior Design

Materials Engineering

Clinical Leadership and Management

The Graduate School offers advanced study in 90 program areas.

Mechanical Engineering

College of Education

Mining Engineering

Early Childhood Education, Interdisciplinary

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Engineering

Early Elementary Education Health Promotion

College of Fine Arts

Kinesiology (KHP)

Art Education

Middle Level Education

Art History and Visual Studies

Secondary English Education

Art Studio

Secondary Social Studies Education

Arts Administration Digital Media and Design

Secondary STEM Education

Music Education

Special Education – Learning and Behavior Disorders

Music Liberal Arts

Special Education – Moderate/Severe Disabilities


Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Education

College of Engineering Biosystems Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering

Music Performance Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Art

Communication Sciences and Disorders Human Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Sciences Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Health Sciences

College of Nursing Nursing

College of Public Health Public Health

Pre-Professional Programs Pre-Dentistry Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Pre-Podiatric Medicine

College of Social Work

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Social Work Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Social Work

Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Arts Administration Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Music Undeclared/Exploratory Studies in Theatre

Computer Engineering

EXPLORE MAJORS The Academic Exploration Tool (AET) helps match your passions, interests and career aspirations to connect you with academic majors at UK. Explore your options now at

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Everything you need to know about the application process can be found in these pages. Remember to pay close attention to scholarship opportunities and stay on top of application deadlines. 9



2017-18 Freshman Admission Deadline & Application Tracks

Undergraduate Application Available

Deadline to Apply for Admission

Competitive & Academic Scholarship Deadline

Early Action Track

December 1

December 1

Regular Decision Track

February 15

Early Action Applicants Only

NOTE: International freshman application deadline is May 15, but international students may also follow either track above. 10

Choose Your Track

Apply for Aid

Choose whether you’ll apply Early Action or Regular Decision and find out when your application deadlines are. Learn more at

The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2017-18 will be available beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, at Incoming freshmen who are admitted to UK and complete the FAFSA prior to Dec. 1, 2016, will receive an estimated early financial aid notification before the new year. Learn more about the grants, loans and Federal Work Study options available at

Apply! Complete our combined application for undergraduate admission, competitive scholarships and the Lewis Honors College. Find all application dates and deadlines at (The University of Kentucky accepts the Common Application).

Search for Scholarships Use our scholarship search to identify additional opportunities that fit your personal criteria at

Visit Campus

Send Us Your Stuff •

 end in your ACT/SAT score(s) S (ACT code: 1554 | SAT code: 1837).

 ave your high school transcripts H sent to UK.

 ave a teacher or guidance H counselor submit an academic letter of recommendation on your behalf (Find the form at

 ay your application processing fee P ($50 domestic, $60 international).

Check Your Application Status Three to four weeks after submitting your application, you can head online to check your status at

Planning a campus visit is the best way to envision yourself as a UK student. Schedule online at, or call us at 859-257-3595.

Find Your Home Discover which campus living situation best suits you by completing the housing and Living Learning Program application at

Ask Questions Questions? Ask away! Find your admissions counselor at, or give our office a call at 859-257-2000.

Confirm Your Spot Confirm your decision to attend UK by registering for your “see blue.” U Orientation. At “see blue.” U, you’ll meet other students, hear from campus offices and organizations, meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. Learn more and register at

Lewis Honors College Deadline

FAFSA Submission Deadline

Housing & Living Learning Program Application Deadline

Housing & Enrollment Deposit, “see blue.” U Orientation Fee & Scholarship Acceptance Deadline

December 1

February 15

February 15

May 1

Early Action Applicants Only

February 15

May 1

May 1

Both Early Action and Regular Decision Track admissions will be sent on a rolling basis within three weeks of student providing all documentation needed for the decision. 11

FINANCIAL SCHOLARS A great education should be accessible to everyone, no matter their financial situation. If you have the desire and the drive to attend UK, we want to work with you to make that happen.

2016-2017 Rates


of our undergraduates received some type of financial aid in 2015.

Cost per year (annual)



Tuition & Fees*



Room & Board**






To be considered for a competitive scholarship, you must be admitted to UK with qualifying scores and a GPA on file in the admissions office no later than December 1. Check out our online tools to find a scholarship that works for you.

Scholarship Search: Legacy Tuition Program: Competitive & Academic Scholarships:

* Students with 59 hours or less ** Room & Board amount is based on the average charge for on-campus living and includes the cost of the AYCE meal plan.

MoneyCATS MoneyCATS, UK’s Financial Wellness Center, is a great new resource that engages students and campus organizations to promote successful financial habits. MoneyCATS offers 1:1 peer coaching, access to iGrad—the best-in-class financial literacy online platform—and tools and practical self-help methods to encourage holistic financial wellness. 12

Also available to our students, families and alumni is access to an interactive campus resources map. Students have the opportunity to get involved and become a volunteer or a peer coach. To improve your financial well-being or to get involved in this exciting new initiative, contact the MoneyCATS team at or visit for more information.

L AID & SHIPS Academy for Undergraduate Excellence

RACHAEL STONE Sophomore MAJOR: Pre-Pharmacy HOMETOWN: Zionsville, Indiana

The programs offered through the Academy for Undergraduate Excellence allow you to customize and enhance your academic experience during your time here at UK. Learn more about each program below at Lewis Honors College Every major and college at UK is represented in the Lewis Honors College, with special multidisciplinary curricula for outstanding, highly-motivated students.

Office of Undergraduate Research


UK prides itself in student-faculty research and scholarship opportunities across every area of study, as well as in emerging fields that allow you to combine disciplines in distinctive ways and explore paths and discoveries of your choosing.


Chellgren Student Fellows Program

Describe the academic atmosphere at UK.

The Student Fellows Program is the place for undergraduate research, community engagement, education abroad and service learning. It also provides special academic and extracurricular opportunities for outstanding undergraduates preparing to compete for prestigious national and international awards.

Office of National Competitive Awards This office helps students preparing for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships that are funded by sources independent of the University, including non-profit groups, government agencies and companies.

Gaines Humanities Fellowship This one-of-a-kind undergraduate program—a series of small-group seminars and special community-based academic projects in an undergraduate thesis—is designed to enrich your undergraduate experience in the humanities by contributing to imaginative and innovative education on campus.

Robinson Scholars Program & First Scholars Program

MAJOR: Neuroscience & Psychology HOMETOWN: Angleton, Texas

RS: UK pushes its students for excellence, as it should. This is a time to grow yourself. And I think the University of Kentucky does a great job of giving students the resources to succeed while encouraging them to overcome challenges on their own. WJ: Every student is like-minded in the sense that they want to succeed academically. Everybody wants to do well. And when people around you want to do well, you want to do well and then iron sharpens iron and you keep getting better with your friends beside you.

These scholarship programs promote achievements, provide resources and build a deeper community among first-generation students. 13

How is your education at UK helping you with your future goals? WJ: The fact that UK has a common core is helpful, because I would never have taken medical sociology otherwise, and that’s what drove me to want to focus on medical ethics. So the fact that they encourage you to not just be honed in your major alone but to branch out, you can find something you might want to incorporate in your future.

What do you love about your major? RS: I chose UK specifically because of its nationally-ranked pharmacy program, and so far it’s been as strong as I anticipated. The pharmacy school is respected across the country and I absolutely love my program track and the school I chose for it. WJ: The post-graduate neuroscience program is lauded across the entire country, and as a neuroscience undergraduate major, I get to see the benefits from that program trickling down to what I’m learning in my classes.

What unique academic opportunities has UK allowed you to pursue? RS: I had the opportunity to participate in a medical mission trip over spring break through UK, which was amazing and truly one of the best experiences of my life. It was so cool to be able to bond with fellow UK students.

How is UK making you into a leader? RS: Two ways—one, by giving me great examples of leaders in my peers and people in grades above me. Just watching how they lead has helped me develop my own leadership style. And two, through the opportunities for involvement it’s given me. 14


Your life at UK is a collaboration of your academics, the people you meet, the places you live and the discoveries you make on campus. Use this section as a guide to everything you need to know about life on UK’s campus and find out how every part of your UK experience is connected. There are endless opportunities and ways to get involved, so don’t be afraid to dive in, find your place and make UK your own. 15



MAJOR: Human Health Sciences with a focus in physical therapy HOMETOWN: Lebanon, Ohio


MAJOR: Chemical Engineering HOMETOWN: Corbin, Kentucky

MARTIN GONZALEZ JIMENEZ Senior MAJOR: Fine Arts HOMETOWN: San Miguel el Alto, Jalisco


MAJOR: Political Science & Economics HOMETOWN: Benham, Kentucky 16

What makes UK unique? EA: UK is the perfect combination of big-school opportunity and small-school community. I feel like I’m part of a close family. I love that I can look to my right and see someone I know, and then look to my left and meet a new person. WR: A big thing that set UK apart for me was its modern buildings, large amounts of recreational space and all the clubs and events that UK offers to make each student’s experience unique.

How is UK’s campus like its own community? EA: I love living on campus because I have everything I need here. There are residence halls, dining facilities and academic resources all within a 10-minute walk. Not to mention, everyone bleeds blue! WR: UK is as big or as small as you want it to be. I’ve made so many friends within my major that makes me feel like I’m part of a close community. We work together, we meet people together.

Describe the community involvement on campus. MGJ: Campus is easily its own living, breathing communal experience, from the student-run organizations and events that occur exclusively on campus, to Greek life and the sports community. SH: There are a lot of little things at UK that all come together to make one big community. The Living Learning Programs, for example, are like smaller communities within a bigger setting. It gives you the chance to adhere to little aspects of campus and branch out from there. MGJ: With individuals of all types of interests and hobbies, UK offers a well-rounded student community that undeniably creates a unique community with the school.

Can you tell us about any campus hacks you’ve discovered? MGJ: Try to get an understanding of the way the campus works in terms of scheduling. If you like to go to the gym the best time to choose your classes is probably early morning or later in the evening. Things like that. Also, get a bike.

LIVE WHERE YOU LEARN.  UK’s Living Learning Program is designed for you to live where you learn. Living on campus allows you to be part of a strong, tight-knit community and puts you close to your fellow classmates, classes, professors, downtown Lexington and all the opportunities available to students on campus. Plus, students who live on campus tend to do better academically and be more involved on campus. Space is limited for specific Living Learning Programs (LLPs), so be sure to keep track of application deadlines. A full list of LLPs can be found at

SH: Try not to rely too much on Google Maps when navigating campus. Talking to someone who’s been here for a year or two instead is the best way to learn campus shortcuts. MGJ: Your student ID can really help you out. If you’re an art student and you have a student ID and you’re polite, you can go to just about any hardware store and ask for a discount or donated items. I can’t tell you how many hundreds of dollars’ worth of items I’ve received just off of the goodwill of people that want to help UK students. 17

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING Academic Support Zones Learn about North, Central and South Campus and discover the best Living Learning community for you.

Housing Fee Includes:

Steps to Apply for Housing

High speed internet Digital cable Fully furnished rooms All utilities

1. DO YOUR RESEARCH Get familiar with the Living Learning Programs, room types and academic support zones at

Meal Plan Students living in undergraduate residence halls are required to purchase a university meal plan. Check out your meal plan options at 18

2. APPLY ONLINE Once you’re admitted to UK, apply for housing and a Living Learning Program by logging into myUK using your link blue ID and password and selecting “Undergraduate Housing” on the Student Services tab.

Dates to Remember EARLY ACTION TRACK


• Apply to UK by Dec. 1 and Housing and LLPs by Feb. 15. You’ll receive your assignment by April 15.

• Apply to Housing by May 1. You’ll receive your assignment in June.

• A  pplication fee: $50 due at time of application.

• Application fee: $50 due at time of application.

• Pre-payment deposit of $150 is due May 1.

• Pre-payment  deposit of $150 is due May 1.

HOUSING APPLICATION AFTER MAY 1 •  Application fee: $50 due at time of application. • Pre-payment deposit of $150 assessed at time of application.

• R  eceive final housing assignment with building, room and roommate by June 30. 19

“Living on campus is really nice. We have brand new residence halls that have all the amenities you could need – private study rooms, coffee shops, common areas. Plus, there’s just a real sense of community in the dorms.” – Emily Appel 20

CHOOSE YOUR HOME Explore the residence hall floor plans available to you.

4 Person Suite

2 Bedroom Suite

Semi-private bedroom, bathroom, twin-size XL beds

Individual bedroom, semi-private bathroom, granite countertops, full-size XL beds

David P. Roselle Hall, Herman L. Donovan Hall, John T. Smith Hall, Lyman T. Johnson Hall, Margaret Ingels Hall

Cleona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall, Georgia M. Blazer Hall, Haggin Hall, Lewis Hall, Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall, Woodland Glen I, Woodland Glen II, Woodland Glen III, Woodland Glen IV, Woodland Glen V

2 Bedroom Deluxe Suite

4 Bedroom Suite

Individual bedroom, semi-private bathroom, granite countertops, full-size XL beds

Individual bedroom, semi-private bathroom, granite countertops, full-size XL beds

Cleona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall, University Flats*

Cleona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall, Georgia M. Blazer Hall, University Flats*

*Units located in University Flats include full kitchens. Students living here are not required to have a university meal plan. 21

NORTH CAMPUS Residence Halls

Living Learning Programs

Cleona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall David P. Roselle Hall Francis Jewell Hall Georgia M. Blazer Hall Max Kade German House Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall Wildcat Coal Lodge

Business Enterprise Community Francis Jewell Hall

Nearby Blazer Dining Hall Bowman’s Den (campus dining) Common Grounds Coffee Shop ED-UK-ATE CafÊ (campus dining)

CI Connect Community Francis Jewell Hall Creative Arts Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall

International Village Georgia M. Blazer Hall LEXengaged Residential College Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall Roselle House David P. Roselle Hall

EdLife Community Francis Jewell Hall



Aqua Sushi Baseball and soccer fields Commonwealth Stadium Einstein Bros. Bagels Johnson Recreation Center (gym) K-Lair La Madeleine Lancaster Aquatic Center The 90

Ovids Starbucks The Study (peer tutoring & academic coaching) Taco Bell Tennis courts Terraced study courtyards Wildcat Pantry W. T. Young Library

SOUTH CAMPUS Residence Halls

Living Learning Programs

Dale E. Baldwin Hall John T. Smith Hall Margaret Ingels Hall Woodland Glen I-V

Agriculture Residential College (AgRC) Margaret Ingels Hall

Nearby Aqua Sushi Baseball and soccer fields Commonwealth Stadium Einstein Bros. Bagels Johnson Recreation Center (gym) K-Lair La Madeleine Lancaster Aquatic Center The 90 Ovids Starbucks The Study (peer tutoring & academic coaching) Taco Bell Tennis courts Terraced study courtyards Wildcat Pantry W. T. Young Library

CATS for Recovery Margaret Ingels Hall Engineering Residential College Woodland Glen III First Generation Community Dale E. Baldwin Hall Interprofessional Healthcare Residential College (IHRC) Woodland Glen V KHP and Wellness Community John T. Smith Hall R.O.T.C. Community Woodland Glen I STEMCats Woodland Glen IV Transfer Student Community Dale E. Baldwin Hall

Residence Halls Haggin Hall Herman Lee Donovan Hall Lewis Hall Lyman T. Johnson Hall University Flats

Living Learning Programs Honors Residential College Haggin Hall Herman Lee Donovan Hall Lewis Hall Lyman T. Johnson Hall 23 24


Lexington is a vibrant, growing community that is closely connected with the University while still maintaining a culture that students describe as close-knit, quirky, opportunity-rich and supportive of all things local. You get the best of both worlds here—urban bustle adjacent to campus and beautiful rolling horse country hills are just a stone’s throw away. Lexington is central in its location and easy to travel to and from.


See how your experience at UK will intertwine itself with the community and atmosphere of Lexington, and learn how you can make the most out of your new home both on and off campus. 25




MAJOR: Community & Leadership Development, Integrated Strategic Communication HOMETOWN: Lexington, Kentucky



MAJOR: Accounting HOMETOWN: Villa Hills, Kentucky

MAJOR: Pre-Nursing HOMETOWN: Columbus, Ohio



Describe Lexington and this area of Kentucky. RB: Gorgeous. Exciting. Classy. Sweet. I have grown up here but fall in love with it even more now that I’ve seen the opportunities that exist to be part of this awesome community. 26

TZ: Central Kentucky is uniquely Southern. It has a unique feel for being a vital urban center for the state. The people here have that Southern hospitality, but Lexington also has a bustling downtown with unique artists and musicians.

DB: Lexington is a large, energetic city that offers a down-home, humble, Southern vibe. As an out-of-state student, I have fallen in love with Lexington and it has become my home away from home.

BRAGGING POINTS What do you love most about UK’s location? RB: Lexington is a short drive from almost every industry epicenter or hub. As a town, Lexington is growing in value and becoming a great American city with just about every support system and interest group you could ask for. TZ: Lexington is in the middle of everything east of the Mississippi River. Almost any location is within a day’s drive. Also, since UK is in the middle of the state, there are plenty of unique Kentucky attractions for students to experience that are not far away. DB: I love that UK is surrounded by downtown Lexington and beautiful horse fields. It’s a humble environment full of tradition and Wildcat pride.

How does life at UK overlap with the Lexington community? RB: UK in itself is its own community, and you have everything you need and more on campus. But Lexington complements UK so well. Everyone in Lexington is so willing to help UK students. TZ: I believe UK’s tradition is growing students and maintaining their connection to the University and Lexington in a deep way. I’m a witness to the impact that UK has on its alumni. Graduates are always looking for reasons to come back to Lexington. DB: In a nursing program, I cared for an elderly patient who had lived in Lexington her whole life. She told me, ”Lexington is a city that you become a part of. And it becomes a special part of you that will always be close to your heart.” She was absolutely right.

What excites you about Lexington? RB: This is a super exciting time to be in Lexington. There are so many hidden gems popping up around town, and Lexington is a small enough town where you see familiar faces but it’s big enough to where you’re able to make a big scale difference and meet someone new every day.

With nationally-recognized merits and a community that embraces students and alums, it’s no wonder why UK students love Lexington—and why many alumni choose to stick around after graduation.

Ranked a Top 5 College Town by

100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance

Ranked 9th best small metro college town by American Institute for Economic Research

Beloved campus diner Tolly-Ho has one of the Top 50 Burgers in America according to USA Today

#39 on list of ‘Best Places in the South Right Now’ by Southern Living 27

EXPLORE LEXINGTON Downtown Lexington is close to campus, easy to navigate and home to an increasing number of local eateries, coffee shops, beloved pizza joints, live music venues, outdoor seasonal events and more. Head out in any direction and you’ll soon be surrounded by beautiful rolling hills of Kentucky horse country, where plenty of outdoor activities and adventures await.

LIKE A LOCAL These are the places you’ll take your outof-town friends when they come to visit— experiences that are uniquely “Lexington.”


All Things “Horse” Being smack dab in the middle of horse country means there are plenty of ways to experience the beauty and charm of the “Horse Capital of the World.” Whether it’s cheering on Thoroughbred racehorses at Keeneland’s spring or fall race meets, spending time at the 1,200-acre Kentucky Horse Park or exploring one of the 450 surrounding horse farms in the area, there are endless opportunities to immerse yourself in the unique scene around you.

Historic Architecture and Parks Downtown Lexington is peppered with historic sites, hidden parks and beautifullypreserved architecture just waiting to be discovered. Explore downtown by bike or on foot and you’ll soon fall in love with Lexington’s historic charm.

Shopping & Entertainment With numerous quaint boutiques within walking distance from one another and the biggest mall in the state, Lexington has a vibrant shopping scene. And if you’re looking for something to do offcampus on the weekend, you’ll have a blast discovering live music venues, street festivals, local theaters and all the excitement Lexington offers. 29

EAT HERE Lexington’s food scene is growing rapidly, which means you’ll never have a problem finding a place to eat.

100+ Locally-Owned Restaurants Collaborations between local chefs and farmers have led to an influx of local restaurants, from hole-in-the-wall diners to critically-acclaimed eateries.

Local Coffee Shops There are plenty of off-campus coffee shops offering locally-made coffee, fresh baked goods, free WiFi, friendly faces and more.

Farmers’ Markets Spend a Saturday shopping the freshest produce from local farms at a seasonal outdoor Farmers’ Market.

GET OUTSIDE Lexington is surrounded by miles of sprawling bluegrass, making it a hub for outdoor enthusiasts who love a good adventure. You’ll find that people travel from all over to experience what UK students have in their own backyards. Outdoor buffs can hike, camp, canoe, wildlife-watch and more at Red River Gorge, a scenic natural canyon system less than an hour from campus. For fishing fans, Elkhorn Creek is one of the state’s best-known streams for fishing small-mouth bass, and also has canoeing, kayaking and sightseeing. Bikers, walkers and runners will love the Legacy Trail, a 12-mile trail that begins downtown and ends at the famous Kentucky Horse Park. 30

EDUCATION ABROAD UK’s opportunities for growth extend far beyond the borders of campus.

In fact, we encourage all of our students to take part in a study, intern, service, research or teaching abroad opportunity. Learn more about education abroad opportunities at

Your journey at UK can enrich your life and take you across oceans. So, where will you go? What areas of the world will you explore? What discoveries will you make along the way? The choice is up to you‌ 31

To put it simply, we want you to succeed, and we believe you’ll thrive as a member of our community of dreamers, learners, scientists, artists, healers and leaders here at UK. The people you meet at this university will inspire, challenge and support you throughout every part of your experience on and off campus, but it’s up to you to discover the kind of person you want to be and the kind of impact you’ll make on the world. Your college journey is just getting started. So take a moment to ask yourself what you want to achieve over the next four years and what opportunities will lead you there.

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