University of Kentucky Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (32)
As an in state student, I received a full tuition scholarship to the University of Kentucky and began as an Undecided major. During my Sophomore year I declared a major in International Studies with a focus in Culture and the Arts. I switched guidance counselors but found it still difficult to choose a career path during and after my undergraduate career. The University could use more programs and counselors to help students find a path and focus after graduation.
I wouldn't trade my days at the University of Kentucky for anything. I started off as a student-athlete who dedicated 25 plus hours each week to a sport and ended as a regular college with a double major. Entering my fourth and final year as "NARP" (non-athletic regular person) I can say that I found an instant network of colleagues to help advance my academic career. With gymnastics it was very hard to be involved in extra curricular activities that did not involve athletics or required community service. This new "college life" I experienced opened up doors to government connections that have helped me pursue my career in homeland security after I began an internship at the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security. I obtained this internship from talking to professors in the political science department and together they were able to help me intern at KOHS during my fall and spring semester. UK offers great opportunities for any kind of student. Just show you are interested and connections will be made.
The University of Kentucky. Big Blue Nation and in the biggest and most well known conference in the country, the SEC! This school has given me a diverse experience when it comes to class size, professors, and overall opportunities. I transferred to the University as an athlete, and I must say the athletes are treated like celebrities! Seriously, a day would not go by when you did not see a student chasing after a basketball player for an autograph. Despite the fandom, the school spirit there was amazing! Attending any sporting event I expected to have a great time. Now with academics it was a very different story. Kinesiology is a great major, with a large group of students. The issue I had is the classes were not that challenging and looking back I should have picked up a minor. Since athletics were really big there were great shadowing opportunities for those seeking to be an athletic trainer, personal trainer, or physical therapist. If you are seeking to do pre-medicine like myself, there were opportunities, but they were not discussed in my department, I had to go search for months to figure out who I needed to talk to, to make sure I was meeting the requirements for medical school. The university has a really big study abroad program, looking back as a transfer sophomore I should have studied abroad as soon as possible. They offer lots of scholarships in that department, but in order to get any other scholarships you kinda have to know someone who knows someone. The professors were amazing. I really made a point to email my professors and go meet with them. Of course I had some professors that were unreasonable, and I just relied on the awesome study centers on campus and study groups with students in the class. The university is not that diverse, and you can really see it when you attend a basketball or football game. However, there are plenty of organizations to join like the black student union, multicultural out of state student association and others, mainly because these orgs are focused on diversity. There is always something happening on campus, just go to student activities board for a calendar and you will be set for the year! Enjoy this university, you will be glad you did!
Great school and offered a one of a kind MSACC program that incorporated the CPA exam.
I received an incredible education at the University of Kentucky. I was taught by knowledgeable professors and took advantage of the numerous involvement opportunities. UK allows students to have an amazing college experience, such as by joining student organizations or studying abroad.
Excellent education. Prepared me for a professional job and now I am headed into a top-tier grad program. Big state school, so it is what you make of it. Great faculty though and lots of resources- just use them! Majored in international studies and studied a foreign language. Loved Lexington to boot.
I think college is pretty pointless for a degree such as mine. If you know that you want to be a doctor, or a nurse, or a teacher, or a layer, then college is great. But if you don't know what you want to do, you're really just putting yourself in a very expensive box. You'd be better off taking time out of high school to travel, work different jobs and find your passion before trying to develop a passion while going into mass amounts of debt. UK was hit or miss. Some classes changed my life, but many I can't even remember.
It is a large party school, that focuses on sports and greek life. Some of the grad programs are ok- especially med school and psychology, but there are a lot of bureaucratic obstacles, department politics, and general mistreatment of students.
Excellent experience and unique degree program. I had knowledge and experience to get a job in my field after graduation. You have to really make the experience your own by carefully choosing your internships and focus area - this will set you apart in a large student body.
My initial academic adviser was terrible, though during my junior year I was given an adviser within my college which helped tremendously. I lived in the south campus dorms for the first 2 years, which were fine. Almost all of the gen-ed classes up to 200 level contained 200+ students which was not the best environment.