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You've Been Waiting for Moments Like These

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  • The joy you feel when you open your acceptance package.

  • The rush you get the first time you step on campus.

  • That electric feeling in the eRUPPtion Zone at your first UK basketball game.

  • The moment when everything clicks and you find the right path for you.

  • The pride you feel walking across the stage at graduation.

It all starts here.

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Lexington: A Pretty-Much-Perfect College Town

  • All the amenities of a bustling city with all the charm of a small town. 
  • Affordable, fun and safe — with a vibrant culture.
  • Close enough to make the trip home easy, as Lexington is located within a day’s drive of ⅔ of the country’s population, or a quick flight from Blue Grass airport.


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We're Not the Only Ones Who Think So

#7 Best Cities for College Grads

Smart Asset 2022

#9 Friendliest City in the U.S.

Conde Nast Traveler 2020

#34 Best Places to Live in the U.S.

U.S. News and World Report, 2022

Lexington is a city with fantastic restaurants, amazing events and beautiful nature. With all of the businesses in Lexington, there's tons of opportunities for great internships, too.

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We'll Set You Up for Success

  • 18 career fairs including specialized fairs focused on Law Schools, Student-Athlete Career Fair, Bourbon and Distilled Spirits Career Fair, Part-Time Jobs Fair, SEC/ACC Virtual Career Fair and many others
  • More than 340 workshops, presentations and career networking events
  • UK Education Abroad and Exchanges offer more than 300 programs in 70 countries

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Make the Most of This Moment

Pursue Your Passions

With 200+ academic programs, there’s limitless opportunities for you at UK.

Save Where You Can

Last year, 96% of all full-time undergraduate students received financial aid. 

Find Your Community

With more than 600 student organizations at UK, there's one that’s right for you.

There's Nothing Like
Big Blue Nation
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Football team
  • Be part of a powerhouse athletics program in one of the country’s top conferences: the SEC.

  • Take in the action with access to UK Athletics tickets ranging in price from free to just $15.

  • Get in on the action with a dozen intramural sports and 40 club sports offered by UK Campus Recreation and Wellness each semester.

You've Made It This Far ... What Are You Waiting For?