University of Kentucky
#229 Overall Influence#541 Desirability Rank

University of Kentucky

University in the United States

From Wikipedia

The University of Kentucky is a public research university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of fall 2019.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

19,324

Acceptance

94%

Graduation Rate

64%

Median SAT Score

1190

Median ACT Score

26

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$10,896

Fees (in-state)

$1,349

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$54,000

Employed

92%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

24K

Under-Grads

21K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

South Limestone, Lexington KY 40506-0032

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

17 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

41 per 100k

Violent Crime

3 per 100k

What is University of Kentucky known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#74 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Nursing
#113 World Rank #62 USA Rank
History
#134 World Rank #72 USA Rank
Biology
#154 World Rank #74 USA Rank
Anthropology
#249 World Rank #89 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#259 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Chemistry
#137 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Social Work
#189 World Rank #98 USA Rank
Medical
#238 World Rank #105 USA Rank
Economics
#243 World Rank #108 USA Rank
Engineering
#192 World Rank #112 USA Rank
Political Science
#209 World Rank #121 USA Rank
Education
#363 World Rank #132 USA Rank
Philosophy
#315 World Rank #136 USA Rank
Sociology
#261 World Rank #137 USA Rank
Law
#408 World Rank #141 USA Rank
Mathematics
#281 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Psychology
#217 World Rank #163 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#409 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Literature
#385 World Rank #166 USA Rank
Computer Science
#246 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Communications
#255 World Rank #177 USA Rank
Business
#2215 World Rank #616 USA Rank
Physics

Other areas of influence

#795 World Rank #397 USA Rank
Religious Studies

Influential People

Who are University of Kentucky's Most influential alumni?

University of Kentucky's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Nursing, History, and Biology. University of Kentucky’s most academically influential people include Thomas Hunt Morgan, John T. Scopes, and Joe Nickell.

Thomas Hunt Morgan
Thomas Hunt Morgan

American biologist

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John T. Scopes
John T. Scopes

American schoolteacher

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Joe Nickell
Joe Nickell

American skeptical investigator

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William M. Bass
William M. Bass

American forensic anthropologist

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Richard M. Weaver

American scholar

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Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry

Author

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William Lipscomb
William Lipscomb

Nobel Prize-winning American inorganic and organic chemist

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T. Marshall Hahn

American academic administrator

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Don Rosa
Don Rosa

American comic book writer and illustrator

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Sue K. Hicks
Sue K. Hicks

American judge

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Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

American actress

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Andrew Kasarskis
Andrew Kasarskis

Geneticist

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