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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.

UK professor recognized by ESPN2 for ‘Going the Extra Yard’

Keiko Tanaka was nominated by several Wildcats for her ability to connect with her students as a teacher and mentor.

'That's why we're here' — UK researcher invites undergrads to the lab

For Clare Rittschof, Ph.D., introducing University of Kentucky undergraduate students to research starts by giving them access and experiences in her lab.

8 reasons why meeting with your advisor is crucial to academic success

Academic advising at the University of Kentucky is an ongoing educational process that provides assistance in navigating the degree process, connecting you to career pathways and to resources across campus.

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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 $3.1 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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