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Incoming Freshmen

In a community committed to your success, you’ll find the inspiration to fuel your aspirations. 

Transfer Students

We are here to ensure your educational experience is centered on helping you fulfill your wildest ambitions.

International Students

When different perspectives meet, the world opens up. We welcome students from every corner of the globe and every walk of life.

Leveling the technological playing field with Apple

When everyone has easy access to technology, it levels the playing field. 

Big Blue Open Houses offer glimpse into life as a UK Wildcat

Know someone interested in touring the University of Kentucky, learning about the admissions process and getting introduced to the many resources and services available on campus?

UK here to help students, parents, families overcome homesickness

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2023) — Most of us, at one time or another, have missed home — the familiar place where we have generally spent the first 18 years of our lives.

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From the first moment you set foot on campus, you become part of a community that pushes and supports you. Come see our more than $4.4 billion campus transformation for yourself. From residence halls and academic buildings to dining halls and a state-of-the-art student center, we’ve designed a campus for your success.

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Big Blue Nation Orientation

Big Blue Nation Orientation is a student’s official welcome to the UK family. At BBNO, students participate in academic advising and register for their first-semester classes. Additionally, students get familiar with campus, learn about campus resources and support programs and meet lots of other new Wildcats.

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