University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
The University of Kentucky is one of only seven universities in the United States that are able to leverage, on a single campus, a full array of arts and sciences programs, graduate and professional schools (in agriculture, engineering, business, education, public administration, communication, fine arts, design, social work, diplomacy, and law).



  • The official nickname for the University of Kentucky's athletics teams is "Wildcats." The nickname became synonymous with UK shortly after a 6-2 football victory over Illinois on Oct. 9, 1909, on the road.
  • Today, the Wildcat mascot also attends several academic functions as well and generally serves as a friendly ambassador for the University.


As Kentucky’s indispensable institution, we transform the lives of our students and advance the Commonwealth we serve – and beyond – through our teaching and learning, diversity and inclusion, discovery, research and creativity, promotion of health, and deep community engagement.


For the past four years, two junior faculty at UK have organized a symposium where outstanding scientists from UK and beyond present new scientific advances in women's heart health and explore translational cardiovascular research areas that merit further study.


Preparing students for a lifetime of career possibilities through an educational journey that fosters engagement, reflection and holistic development while connecting passion to purpose.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (14)
Medicine & Health (14)
Arts, Design & Architecture (13)
Education & Training (13)
Social Sciences (12)
Engineering & Technology (11)
Business & Management (10)
Agriculture & Forestry (8)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (8)
Applied Sciences & Professions (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

A university is more than bricks and mortar. More than anything else, it is defined by its people. The administration at the University of Kentucky is committed to ensuring that UK is a premier public flagship and land grant research university. That means doing everything possible to foster a community of student success, discovery, public service and care by supporting faculty and staff who deliver UK’s vision, mission and values.

Housing services

Our North Campus residence halls are conveniently located close to many dining options and are just a short walk to downtown Lexington, Rupp Arena, the UK Student Center, White Hall Classroom Building and Patterson Office Tower.

Library services

The King Library Press, founded in 1956, is devoted to the tradition of fine printing and produces books and broadsides. Typesetting, printing, and binding are all done at the Press and there are opportunities for apprentices. The Press is located in the King Library at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

ICT services

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides IT resources utilized by University of Kentucky (UK) students, faculty, staff, visitors, members of the University community, citizens of the Commonwealth, and beyond. ITS divisions include:

Medical services

UK HealthCare is the hospitals and clinics of the University of Kentucky. But it is so much more. It is 9,000 people – physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals – all dedicated to providing the most advanced, most effective care available, not just in Kentucky but anywhere.

Student Life

Campus life

What's it really like to be a Wildcat? In a word – awesome! The University of Kentucky can provide you with a world-class education, filled with the possibility of new ideas and learning experiences that will prepare you for the future. But life on campus also offers plenty of other experiences beyond what takes place solely in a classroom.

Living on campus makes it easy to meet new people who share your interests; UK's Living Learning Program allows you to live and study subjects and topics with other students right in your residence hall. Outside your room, you can explore dozens of great dining options ranging from home-cooking to international fare.

Sports facilities

And you can make sure you stay in shape at the Johnson Center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility; it features the latest workout equipment, basketball and racquetball courts and a rock-climbing wall right in the middle of it all.

Student clubs

Getting involved in a student organization is not just fun and games (though they are a lot of fun); it's about making you a happier and more successful Wildcat. Research shows that students who are involved with a student organization are more connected to their university and perform better in the classroom. And with more than 450 student organizations, there's an activity for you at the University of Kentucky.

  • Chamber Music Society at the University of Kentucky (UK CMS)
  • Art and Company (ArtCo.)
  • Guitar Society (UK Guitar Society)
  • High School Musical Club (HSM Club)
  • etc.


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. 

Lexington, Kentucky, United States