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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.

Son inspired by College of Education grad dad to pursue health career, advance Kentucky

Former University of Kentucky Football player Harold Dennis is drawn to opportunities to impact the lives of others — through his career in health care and willingness to share his life’s story.

Kentucky Debate partnership earns automatic NDT bid, sets school record

University of Kentucky Intercollegiate Debate members David Griffith and Jordan Di have received one of the coveted 16 first-round bids to the 2024 National Debate Tournament hosted by Emory University in April.

Alumni Mentoring Program helps Lewis Honors students cultivate career readiness, well-being

Unique to the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College is the Center for Personal Development (CPD) which aims to help students cultivate self-awareness, well-being and career readiness.

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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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