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'UK at the Half': Why students love UK

Arden Barnes | UKphoto
Arden Barnes | UKphoto

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2024) — In this "UK at the Half," University of Kentucky students explain what makes UK — and being a member of the Big Blue Nation — so special. 

High school seniors can now begin their UK journey with two online application options — the UK Application and the Common App

There are two important upcoming dates — the Feb. 15 Regular Decision Deadline, and the May 1 Confirmation Deadline. Don't miss out on your chance to become a Wildcat. Apply here

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by UK Public Relations and Strategic Communications and Marketing and Brand Strategy. To hear the "UK at the Half" interview, click on the play button above.  

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.