Established in 1865, the University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university located in Lexington, Kentucky. It is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University) and is the largest college or university in the state. The campus claims one of the largest and most successful pharmacy education schools in the nation. US News and World Report ranked the University of Kentucky as the highest ranked research university in the state.
The university offers more than 200 academic programs across 17 colleges: College of Communication and Information, College of Engineering, College of Medicine, College of Social Work, College of agriculture, food & environment, College of Dentistry, College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing, The Graduate School, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Design, College of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Lewis Honors College, Office of the Provost, Gatton College of Business and Economics, College of Education, College of Law, College of Public Health, International Center, Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. The most popular areas of the study at the university include education, biology and engineering.
The total student population at the university is more than 29,700 of which over 22,700 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 17:1 and acceptance rate is 89%.
Notable Alumni: Sam Abell (National Geographic photographer), Ernie Fletcher (Former Governor of Kentucky), Michael York (Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting)
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