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The University of Kentucky boasts more than 70 national rankings for academic excellence, including five programs that are ranked at the top of their respecitive fields.

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■ UK students enjoy a great range of academic choices, with approximately 200 majors available in 16 academic colleges

■ UK is one of only seven public institutions in the United States with colleges of agriculture, engineering, medicine and pharmacy on a single campus.

■ UK has a diverse student body with enrolled students representing every Kentucky county, all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world.

■ UK boasts more than 70 national rankings for academic excellence. Five programs are ranked at the top of their respective fields. U.S. News and World Report ranks several of UK­­­s graduate programs among the nation’s best: the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is fourth in the category of public finance and budgeting and the College of Pharmacy is ranked fifth. Overall, UK has 27 programs ranked among the top 10 in their discipline.

■ UK was the nation’s first university to raise a billion dollars in its first-ever capital campaign, making it the 31st American university – both public and private – that successfully completed campaigns of more than $1 billion.

■ UK Libraries are among the world’s leading research libraries, and boasts the largest book endowment of all public universities in the United States.

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The Kentucky Promise

For nearly 150 years, the University of Kentucky has honored a Promise – a covenant with the people of the Commonwealth to engage in education, research and service … education that will prepare her sons and daughters for lives of leadership, meaning and purpose ... research that will push the boundaries of discovery to extend and enhance lives … and service that opens doors of opportunity to transform communities.

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