University of Kentucky Reviews

3.86 out of 5 stars
(38 Reviews)
84% of 38 students said this degree improved their career prospects
89% of 38 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
AcademiaRebel - 7/20/2015
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015
"It was a big research university, it spent too much money/resources on the 'undergraduate experience,' and not enough on their actual research efforts. Like most universities with graduate programs, it underfunded the graduate research programs, in my opinion because they funneled money to development projects geared toward undergraduates. Professors were routinely encouraged to make courses less demanding, lest they be reprimanded by student evaluations. Undergraduates demanded curves on grades, and were not expected to do rigorous work. There is basketball, though. And people liked it."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Otis S. - 5/14/2015
Degree: Sports Management
Graduation Year: 2021
"Great school great students and just a great environment to be in. The teachers really help you and try to look for the best way to make you understand  what they are trying to say. It is a good place where you know there is alot of excitement and good weather."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Whitney N. Scott - 9/3/2014
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2014
"The University of Kentucky is more than a campus, but a family. Being a student means automatically becoming a member of the Big Blue Nation and a tradition of more than just sport-related achievements. As a top research university, UK always strives to maintain its ranks among other universities by pushing and encouraging students. Even with the temperamental weather forecasts, campus is beautiful throughout the year and you are sure to keep those pesky "freshman 15" away from walking to all of your classes."
3.3 out of 5 stars
Sam Lunger - 8/16/2014
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2012
"Throughout your college career, you will be given loads of advice about what you should and should not major in. My advice is this- find something you love, but can afford to love. You have to be able to survive, but you need to able to flourish and live your life as well."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Kaitlin Silet - 8/5/2014
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2013
"With UK (university of Kentucky) being larger and even growing of course you will have large class groups. But please dont let that discourage you from visiting or applying to UK. By senior year, UK was working on ways to break class sizes down and group students together to create a shared learning environment with like peers. Thats not to say their professors are lacking. The teachers tend to be extremely knowledgable in their fields. Some people and professors are friendly and some aren't but thats like everywhere you will go and knowing how to enage both is what will turn you into a great person. This is UK. Turning large concepts into meaningful ones and unlikely situations into solutions."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer Mooreheaf - 10/1/2012
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2013
"UK is a great school in a beautiful city with a lot of Kentucky pride. However, after graduating undergrad from a small, liberal arts school, it is difficult to give much praise to the University of Kentucky. The quality of education I received at UK was subpar to that of Wittenberg University. This may be due to the abundance of opportunities that were available at Witt, small class sizes, professors with passion whose focus was on teaching the students, small community of peers and close social networks, and an emphasis on learning and growing intellectually through reading, writing, and speaking engagements and not multiple guess exams alone."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Samantha Lunger - 9/21/2012
Graduation Year: 2012
"I have attended the University of Kentucky for the past 4 years, and can genuinely say that, aside from some minor issues, I have loved every minute of it! The atmosphere on campus is fabulous and there is always something fun going on. The campus feels safe, and although it is large, there are a wide variety of ways to feel at home. Although many of the core classes you may have at UK will be filled to the brim, 500 students or more, the professors and TA's never fail to assist when you need it (you just have to ask for help!), and the amount of resources on campus are overwhelming. UK offers the Writing Center, the MATH center, the STUDY (a free tutoring center), the Johnson Center (one of the best gyms I've ever been to), the Student Clinic (free to all full-time students), transportation options on campus, and much more! I know this sounds like a cheesy commercial testimonial about the greatness that is UK, but this is coming directly from a student who has paid for a college education, and believes that she got what she has paid for. The only complaint that I have concerning UK, and one that you will hear from many students, is the parking system on campus is not only very expensive, but extremely aggravating to say the least. However, once you learn the in's and out's you should be fine!Finally, who doesn't love UK basketball season! Come support the Big Blue Nation, and experience life on UK's campus! You won't be disappointed!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Kaitlin Siler - 9/14/2012
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2013
"So, coming out of a large high school many classmates wanted to attend colleges with small classrooms. I couldn't have cared either way and was just excited to attend UK. At first the class size was so large, up to 500, but now that I'm in my junior year theres only 12 maximum per class. A lot of the classes are in a new style in which you watch lectures outside of class and only come in for labs and tests. This style deffinitely helped me through my Educational Law class. It didnt hurt that the professor was a practicing Education Lawyer as well. Overall, with the right skills and after a few bumps in the road I know I am going to leave UK with the ability to tackle whatever lies ahead."