The University of Kentucky's 716-acre campus is located south of downtown Lexington, Ky., which has a population of approximately one-quarter million people. There are approximately 200 buildings and other structures, walks, malls, gardens, playing fields, recreation space and parking areas on campus.
Academic Program
The University has 17 academic colleges: Arts and Sciences . . . Agriculture . . . Engineering . . . Business and Economics . . . Education . . . Home Economics . . . Library Science . . . Social Work . . . Architecture . . . Communications . . . Fine Arts . . . Law . . . Medicine . . . Dentistry . . . Nursing Allied Health Professions . . . Pharmacy.
The University Library system contains approximately 1.7 million volumes and ranks 13th in the nation in microform holdings.
Among the major areas of research at the University are energy, engineering, medical (especially cancer research on the aging) and agriculture (especially in tobacco and equine).
UK's faculty numbers 1,430 on the Lexington campus. Including a graduate family of approximately 950.
Student Body
Enrollment on UK's Lexington campus is more than 21,000. The students come from every county in Kentucky and 48 other states and the District of Columbia and 78 foreign countries.
Approximately 5,400 students live in UK's resident halls with another 1,156 students in UK's 25 fraternities and 17 sororities.
The University has approximately 70,000 alumni around the world with more than 22,500 of them paid members of UK's Alumni Association. There are 65 alumni clubs across the nation, with 34 of them in Kentucky and 31 outside the state from California to New York.
Community Colleges
The Lexington campus also is headquarters for UK's Community College System. UK has 13 of these two-year colleges across the state with a current enrollment of 20,700 students.
Medical Center
UK's Albert B. Chandler Medical College has a wide range of programs in education and research. The five colleges  Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Allied Health Professions  have more than 2,000 students pursuing bachelor, master's and doctoral degrees in health-related fields.
The Medical Center also has a 470-bed University Hospital as part of its teaching and service programs.