University of Kentucky By Abigail Hale

Website: http://www.uky.edu/UKHome/

Phone: 859 257-9000, Emergency: both 911 and #UKPD(#8573) , UKPD Main Dispatch number:859 257-1616, and Environmental Health & Safety:859 257-1376

To stay connected and keep up on upcoming events you can follow the university by Twitter:@ukyadmission and Instagram:@seeblue

The University of Kentucky has two slogans, "See Blue" and "United We Stand, Divided We Fall". But they mostly use "See Blue" as their main slogan.

Their Mascot is The Wildcat. Their main mascot's name is Scratch, and recently they gave him a brother
This Is Kentucky's other Wildcat
After the big almost undefeated season, the university decided to change their well known logo
This is the current logo that doesn't even look a bit like a wildcat.
This is the original campus, since the student body number increases each year the school itself adds more dorms and redo old ones each year.

The University of Kentucky was established by the state of Kentucky in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the Kentucky University. The first president was John Augustus Williams, who served only until 1868. He was followed by Joseph Desha Pickett, who served on a temporary basis until 1869, when James Kennedy Patterson was appointed after a long search. He remained in office until 1910.

The current student body has a total undergraduate enrollment of 22,705, its setting is city, and the campus size is 814 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The female to male ratio on campus is that the student body is 53% Female to 47% Male, meaning their are 1,547,759 female students, and 1,372,541 male students.

I chose this school not because my dad went there, but since I've been down to the campus multiple times and I'm really interested in what they have to offer in the medical field. Plus my biggest things that I look for in a good college is the location and student body, along with expectations with GPA or a certain score on the SAT or ACT.

My biggest things that I look for in a college is if the programs have classes that are able to help me work on my skills needed for my future career, the size of the student body not being too big or small, both the importance of other team sports not just football or basketball, and being able to also have a tutor for a class that I may need extra help with.

The University is mostly known for their basketball cheerleading program, but the really cool and interesting fact is that the Rupp Arena was named after a legendary Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp.

These lucky lads are 2016-2017 Wildcat team. Number 0 is none other than De'Arron Fox, who I was really lucky to get the chance of interviewing for this project
This is the Wildcats current coach John Calipari

The most popular majors at University of Kentucky include: Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse and Psychology, General. The one major that I'm really interested of doing is registered nursing because I have a really caring personality and understand and can feel when another individual is in pain, another reason is that I was influenced by my Grampy since he was also a nurse and so was my Nana.

14,930 out of 20,677 applicants or 72% were admitted making University of Kentucky a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. University of Kentucky typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

ACT and SAT requirements, at least a 91% and a average SAT score should be 1205 out of 1600. The GPA that you will need to have is at least a 3.68

Fall: August 1 The deadline for incoming freshman applicants is February 15 of the year they plan to enter in the fall (e.g., February 15, 2012 for Fall 2012 admission). Spring: December 1, Summer I (May): April 15, Summer II (June/July): May 15

What you need in order to apply to the University of Kentucky: Completed Admissions Application, Application fee, Official transcript sent directly from each college/university attended, Official high school transcript, Freshman Applicant: Freshman applicants must submit an academic letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor. The recommender can submit this electronically or can download a pdf version , complete it, and mail it to the Office of Undergraduate Admission, and an Official ACT or SAT scores sent directly from the testing agency (UK only recognizes ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency; scores listed on high school transcript are not accepted. UK’s code for ACT is 1554; UK’s code for SAT is 1837.). Now if you do all of the things in the application then you won't need an interview

The class ranks are: #133 (tie) in National Universities, #98 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings, #63 in Top Public Schools, #77 (tie) in Business Programs, and #91 (tie) in Engineering Programs (doctorate). Note these are 2017 rankings

Since Kentucky is mostly known for their basketball program when it comes to sports the U.K. athletics association decided to have anyone who is a part of the current basketball team live in these sort of dorms so they can get to know their teammates better.
This is the coolest thing in the Basketball Dorm
This is what one of the many dorms look like on campus

There are no application fees but, the cost of tuition for The University of Kentucky for in state is $24,810 and Out-of-state is $39,646, so if you already live in the state of Kentucky then it would be a bit cheaper. The whole cost of attending excluding tuition is: $50 for the housing application fee, for dining(not doing a meal plan) is Breakfast -$7.50 Lunch & Dinner-$9.50, Room and Board $9,230, Books and Supplies $1,000, Other Expenses $3,260 making the total for a student who lives in Kentucky to only pay $38,367 while about of state student pays $53,203.

There are different meal plans that you can choose from like the basic 7 weekly the costs include An average of 1 meal per day at Blazer & Fresh Food Company - 7 Meals per week (Average value of $10.25/residential meal) - $200 in Flex Dollars (Average of $11.76/week) which is a total of $1,419.00.

Brief highlight of the student life: Getting involved in a student organization is not just fun and games (though they are a lot of fun); it's about making you a happier and more successful Wildcat. Research shows that students who are involved with a student organization are more connected to their university and perform better in the classroom. And with more than 450 student organizations, there's an activity for you at the University of Kentucky. Join an intramural athletic team, even if you’re not an athlete. Give back through programs like DanceBlue, a 24 hour no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon to raise money for UK’s Pediatric Oncology Clinic and Golden Matrix Fund. Living on campus makes it easy to meet new people who share your interests; UK's Living Learning Program allows you to live and study subjects and topics with other students right in your residence hall. Outside your room, you can explore dozens of great dining options ranging from home-cooking to international fare. And you can make sure you stay in shape at the Johnson Center, a state-of-the-art fitness facility; it features the latest workout equipment, basketball and racquetball courts and a rock-climbing wall right in the middle of it all. At the University of Kentucky, and in Lexington, it's not a question of what to do. It's a question of how to decide. Whether it's getting involved with student government; getting some help with your classes at The Study, the Writing Center or the Hub; planning concerts with the Student Activities Board; landing a shift at the campus radio station; or simply hanging out in the Student Center, campus life at UK has something for everyone. Fraternities and sororities have a rich tradition at the University of Kentucky, starting in the 1890s and continuing to provide support, friendship, and leadership to fraternity and sorority members and the UK community. Being a member of a fraternity or sorority is a great way for students to be involved, form lifelong friendships, participate in community service and philanthropic endeavors, and increase their leadership skills. The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office promotes the success of organizations and students through education, guidance, and advocacy. There are in fact 52 different fraternities and sororities with 6,000 members. For student activities you can do a thing called cookies and coloring study break, stuff a plush, or even participe in Wildcat Trivia.

My personal reflection on this college is very positive because I've down and visited the campus many times since my dad is an alumni there, but in order for me to even get a chance to apply there I have to keep my grades up and understand the cost of tuition plus if I need to I can get a job during my junior and senior year in high school so I can also put that on my resumé.

Thanks to my moms teacher friend at school I was able to reach out to none other than UK freshman De'Aaron Fox who plays on the Kentucky basketball team when I asked him about what it was like to be a wildcat here's what he said: (Question about being apart of the Big Blue Nation) Being a wildcat is great, no better fans in the world. BBN travels and support us 100%. I like that all my games are on tv and my family gets yo see me play. I didn't have a lot of family at my high games because they live out of state, but being her allows my extended family to watch my games. (When I asked him about his dorm) My dorm and dorm room. We don't have to share our sspacewith the student body. Only my teammates are in my dorm. (I asked him what other schools he looked into) UK was my first pick I was also interested in Louisville Kansas and LSU. (I asked what type of classes he was taking) I am currently taking early childhood education, speech communication, Music and the basic college freshman classes i.e. English, history, math. I have not declared a major at this time. (What his goals are and if he would recommend UK to others) It depends on what you are interested in doing. UK has a rich tradition in men's college basketball. My goal is to become a NBA player and UK is a good steppingstone to the NBA. (What his struggles as a Freshman are in college) My biggest challenge as a freshman is getting used to the class schedule and combining all the practices and games also all the attention that we are getting from the many many BBN fans.

Here are some interesting facts about both Kentucky and the College itself: The Rupp arena is named after one of Kentucky's coaches Adolph Rupp. The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held horse race in the country. It is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in May. The Bluegrass Country around Lexington is home to some of the world's finest racehorses. The old official state tree was the Kentucky coffee tree (Gymnocladus dioicus.) The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is the current official state tree. The change was made in 1976. cheeseburgers were first served in 1934 at Kaolin's restaurant in Louisville. Chevrolet Corvettes are manufactured in Bowling Green.

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