The Campus: The University of Kentucky is a land grant institution and Kentucky's flagship institution. UK's Lexington Campus is located just south of the downtown area and has over 100 major buildings. The campus consists of a graduate school, the University hospital, and 16 colleges. UK's Graduate School offers advanced study in 90 program areas awarding doctoral degrees in 61 fields and master's degrees in 120 fields. Enrollment on the central campus includes nearly 29,000 students, representing all Kentucky counties, every state in the nation, and more than 100 countries. UK boasts over 80 national rankings for academic excellence. UK's William T. Young Library is among the world's leading research libraries; its book endowment is the largest among public universities and ranks second only to Harvard University among all the nation's universities.
The Gatton College of Business and Economics: The College of Business and Economics was established at the University of Kentucky in 1925, and was renamed the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 1996. Granting bachelor, masters, PhD and MBA degrees, the College includes the Departments of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Methods, Management, and Marketing & Supply Chain and the Von Allmen School of Accountancy. The building provides modern teaching facilities and a computer information center for students and faculty.
Student Housing: Our students arrange their own housing, either in accommodations maintained by the University or in private residences or apartments. Privately-owned rental property at all price ranges is readily available in Lexington, and some rental houses near campus are available for leases from UK. If you are interested in University-owned houses that are available for lease, please contact University of Kentucky, Real Property Division, 224 Service Building, Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0005, (859) 257-8649.
Parking: On-campus and commuter student parking is available at convenient distances from the Gatton College. Free bus shuttle service is available from various campus lots. Admitted students can apply online for parking permits.
University Health Services: University Health Services, connected with the UK Medical Center and paid for with student fees, provides outpatient medical and mental health services for all UK students, but not including hospitalization, surgical services, accident care, referrals, and after-hours care.
Student Facilities for Sports, Recreation, and the Arts: UK provides excellent opportunities for participation in and enjoyment of art, music, theater, and athletics. The University has a new student athletics facility with a running track, climbing wall and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. UK also has excellent facilities for tennis, swimming, basketball, and other sports.