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University of Kentucky

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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UK grew from the vision of one man, John Bowman. In 1865, after winning financial support through the federal Morrill Land-Grant College Act and private donations, Bowman saw the realization of his dream with the opening of the state's new Agricultural and Mechanical College. The college was renamed the University of Kentucky in 1916. The University of Kentucky will be one of the nation's 20 best public research universities, an institution recognized world-wide for excellence in teaching, research, and service and a catalyst for intellectual, social, cultural, and economic development. The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to enriching people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, and service. The University of Kentucky: Facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research. Expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity. Serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge. The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by promoting human and economic development that improves lives within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The University models a diverse community characterized by fairness and social justice.
501-550
2014
551-600
2015
501-550
2016
  • 45.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 20.2
    International Faculty
151-200
2014
101-150
2015
101-150
2016
  • 65.2
    Academic Reputation
  • 44.8
    Employer Reputation
  • 74
    Citations per Paper
  • 69.6
    H-index Citations
327
2014
272
2015
  • 61.30
    Overall Score
  • 57.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 38.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 77.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 61
    H-index Citations
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,876
International
232

Number of students

27,096
Postgraduate 23%
Undergraduate 77%

Number of international students

1,563
Postgraduate 59%
Undergraduate 41%
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.