University of Kentucky Reviews
I really enjoyed UK! Many people say it is a "bigger" school and you can definitely feel lost in it, but there are so many ways to get involved on campus and find your sense of community within the larger campus. There are tons of resources available to undergraduate students and it is a great place to learn about yourself.
Classes are large for the biology program (as well as other popular degree programs) but there is ample on-campus assistance. There's are free tutoring facilites on campus for general courses such as chemistry, biology, statistics, and introductory writing courses. However, it is not difficult to obtain assistance from professors and teachers assistants for upper-level classes. The campus has a variety of ways to support students in their academic and personal growth-- there is truly a place for everyone here.
The Music Education department at the University of Kentucky is simply one of the best in the country. Dr. Hetzel is not only a wealth of knowledge, but a tremendous person. She is supportive and kind, helpful and patient, and most of all, she has a deep passion for education in which she instills in all of us. I am honored to hold a degree in Music Education from the University of Kentucky.
The University of Kentucky is a great that has faculty that are willing to help students understand the course material, but also have opportunities to collaborate with them on research and study abroad trips. Regardless in the department that a student is studying in- a student will get good education and practical skills in their field. What I liked about UK is K-Week, which kicks off every fall semester a full week before classes begin. It is a way for freshmen to make friends and get to know UK and the many student organizations. It was one of my favorite memories from there. As far as student life here goes, Greek life, especially in southern schools is huge. However, there are many organizations that students can join such as Choristers if a student like singing or SnowCats if a student likes skiing. In any fashion, a student can find activities that they like to do on campus. Going back to the academics, I can speak to the Political Science department because I was a political science major. I had the opportunity as part of my program, to do an internship with the Kentucky State legislature. I also got to write an honor thesis and present it at a national conference in front of fellow researchers and professors. There are resources for students to do internships within their career path and job shadow. UK is just as good as any public or private college.
This program lacks structure. The name is what gets the students in the door but the program is so unorganized and placement sites provide little experience. Waste of your time and money unless you just need the diploma and not the education. Save yourself the time and money and do research when looking into a program, reach out to current or past students rather than relying on the colleges website.
I'm currently a Junior at UK and I can't express enough how grateful I am for this university. Not only do you get the chance to develop relationships with your professors in a professional way, but you foster lifelong friendships. All members of the faculty are eager to guide students along the way to reach their goals and pursue their wildest dreams. UK gave me a newfound confidence that I didn't know was inside as a first generation, Appalachian student. I feel an overwhelming amount of joy about the decision I made to further my education at this school. I couldn't possibly give it the praise it deserves, but if you're able to adapt and welcome the indepence, this is the school for you. At times it was a bit challenging to stay ahead, but meeting with your professors helps and they're always willing to give you a helping hand or advice on how you can do better. In the end, it's always worth it and you get the most out of the more challenging courses. Every outlet imaginable is at your fingertips. Go CATS!
I cannot express how much my education at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment had impacted my life and my view of the world. I feel that with my degree in Animal Sciences I am extremely prepared for my future and have come to find my passion in life.
After spending 4 years at this institution, I am pleased to recommend it to anyone that is interested in attending a university in the state of Kentucky. Many say that it is such a large institution, when in reality, most of the classes that are required are small and feel like home. There are wonderful professors in many of the departments, and each helped me prepare for my future career!
The College of Design at the University of Kentucky gave me the best start to my architectural education. The tuition of the state school was affordable, and I feel that my studies prepared me for a career in architecture. The variety of professors was refreshing. Professors encouraged innovation and pushed creativity. The history course helped me understand where architecture came from and where it needs to go. I enjoyed my time at CoD and honestly feel that it prepared me in the best ways.
I cannot express enough how much my time at the University of Kentucky has impacted my life. The education I received in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment in the Animal Sciences department taught me a lot about the world around me and gave me a insightful perspective about life.