ABout UKY

Why Choose the university of kentucky?

We train students to solve monumental engineering challenges. We offer rigorous programs and enriching experiences that encourage collaboration and creativity. We provide an environment where students can cultivate curiosity through innovative research. We partner with industry through co-ops and internships to give students real-world experiences that lead to meaningful careers. We are a community making the future better through engineering. Join us and create a world that works.

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Our Story

In February 1865, amid the still smoldering embers of the Civil War, John Bryan Bowman advocated for a public university in Lexington. Though located in the Bluegrass, the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky University would go on to serve the better interests of the entire Commonwealth. It was a profound idea that a university had the ability to change people’s lives through unmatched higher education, innovative research and discovery, and outreach that uplifts and heals communities and the people it serves. Bowman challenged the Commonwealth’s flagship institution to be the University for Kentucky.

Today, the University of Kentucky is pioneering new ways to carry out its mission to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, and the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

College of engineering

We train students to solve monumental engineering challenges. We offer rigorous programs and enriching experiences that encourage collaboration and creativity. We provide an environment where students can cultivate curiosity through innovative research. We partner with industry through co-ops and internships to give students real-world experiences that lead to meaningful careers. We are a community making the future better through engineering. Join us and create a world that works.

Our Mission, vision, and values

We create a world that works by generating, transferring, and preserving knowledge across the engineering disciplines, and by preparing professionals ready to sustain societal well-being.

We will be a highly networked academic ecosystem that prepares professionals for their future. We will enable discovery and purpose-driven research and create clear pathways for our innovation, understanding, and collective ability to benefit society.

We value diversity in people and thought. We believe in access and inclusion to all. We believe in collaboration, integrity, trust, and transparency in the pursuit of excellence.

Facilities

With its well-manicured landscape and landmark buildings, UK’s campus also offers great facilities that advance the scholarship of its students and the research endeavors of its faculty. At the heart of the campus is the iconic William T. Young Library, the most visible of several facilities that comprise UK Libraries. To match the scope, scale, and grandeur of William T. Young Library, the University of Kentucky has recently engaged in an effort to revitalize student living and learning spaces. UK’s public/private partnership with EdR has yielded more than 6,800 modern beds and more than 200 active learning spaces in 14 buildings – a $459 million investment made by our partners.

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