About UK

University of Kentucky (UK) — public non-profit university. It is located in Lexington, United States. UK is working closely with Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). Sport affiliations and memberships: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The university is among the top-740 best institutions in the word, according to QS International Ranking. UK is one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the USA. Thousands of students dream of studying here. The MBA program at UK is one of the most prestigious. Times Higher Education World University Ranking — THE, which is based on 13 criterias, places the institution in 49 place.

UK offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs in different fields of study.

Lexington, United States
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UK tuition fees

At UK, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at UK will cost local citizens a minimum of 7,498 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 8,998 USD per year. With the help of scholarships and financial support programs, students can partially or fully cover the cost of education. For up-to-date information on scholarships and the cost of education for each program, check the official website of the educational institution.

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Financial Aidallowances and other types of social assistance
7,498 USD/year
8,998 USD/year
9,997 USD/year
10,997 USD/year

Additional costs

When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.

Room and board
on campus
13,588 USD/year
off campus
13,588 USD/year
Other expensestransport, personal expenses, university fees
on campus
4,474 USD/year
off campus
4,474 USD/year

Bachelor degree at UK

Before submitting documents to the university, applicants take an English language exam. The university accepts the results of IELTS. Applicants will need a subject exam — ACT or SAT.

Master's degree at UK

It is impossible to enter UK for a master's program without confirming knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing IELTS. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at UK.

Doctorate degree at UK

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS. UK is inviting students for online PhD programs.

UK campus

The campus of UK is located in Lexington. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. Not only locals study at UK, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

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What to do after graduation

After graduation from the university, students can stay in the country for 1 year. To do this, you need to extend your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. Graduates of UK find jobs without difficulty. One of the reasons is the good reputation of the university among employers, according to the results of the QS ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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Universities in this country

Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
11Harvard UniversityUSACambridge
from  7,918 USD
to  52,645 USD
from  7,748 USD
to  73,420 USD
22Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSABoston
58,224 USD
58,224 USD
33Stanford UniversityUSAStanford
57,678 USD
from  56,472 USD
to  76,929 USD
54California Institute of TechnologyUSAPasadena
48,098 USD
48,098 USD
75Princeton UniversityUSAPrinceton
55,995 USD
53,876 USD