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University of Kentucky

South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-9000

Tuition 2018 - 2019 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2018 - 2019 2017 - 2018 2016 - 2017
In District $12,360 $12,245 $11,942
In State $12,360 $12,245 $11,942
Out of State $30,680 $29,099 $28,046
Books/Misc. $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
On Campus
Room and Board $13,210 $12,814 $12,858
Other Expenses $4,358 $4,042 $3,730
Off Campus
Room and Board $13,210 $12,814 $12,858
Other Expenses $4,358 $4,042 $3,730
Off Campus With Family
Other Expenses - $4,048 $3,730

Financial Aid 2019 - 2020

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants 25.0 % $4,719
State/Local Grant 60.0 % $2,554
Institutional Grants 77.0 % $10,178
Loans 46.0 % $8,787

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NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)

Baseball - Southeastern Conference
Basketball - Southeastern Conference
Football - Southeastern Conference
Cross Country/Track - N/A


Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 disciplines.

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
ROTC: Army
ROTC: Air Force
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

VISION The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities, an institution recognized world-wide for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development. MISSION The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development. The University of Kentucky: • Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research. • Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity. • Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge. The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity. VALUES The values of the University guide its decisions and the behavior of its community. Its core values are: • Integrity • Academic excellence and academic freedom • Mutual respect and human dignity • Embracing diversity • Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability • Shared governance • A sense of community • Sensitivity to work-life concerns • Civic responsibility • Service to society

Public, 4-year or above 

First Professional

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits

The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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Tylon H  on 2/8/2016 8:20:48 AM

I believe the University of Kentucky should have an athletic scholarship for soccer. It can help a lot of high school seniors have a chance to go to college.