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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.

UK Moves to Confirmation Waitlist for Fall 2023 First-Year Students

On May 8, the University of Kentucky transitioned to a confirmation waitlist for summer and fall 2023 freshman students who had not yet confirmed their plans by registering for BBN Orientation.

Q&A: Student-Athletes Share How Arts and Athletics Connect

With our UK Gymnastics team off to Nationals for the second time in school history, we had the chance to connect with four of our SA/VS student-athletes to discuss the symbiosis between their creativity and athletics.

Admission Waitlist: Frequently Asked Questions

UK is transitioning to a waitlist for students who submitted their application past the February 15 application deadline and any admitted student who does not confirm by May 1, 2023.

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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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