University of Kentucky
#229 Overall Influence#541 Desirability Rank

University of Kentucky

University in the United States

University of Kentucky Rankings

    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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