University of Kentucky Profile

Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is one of the top leading universities in the United States, offering a diverse array of outstanding programs. It is located in the town of Lexington.

The University has the following Colleges and Schools: College of Agriculture; College of Arts and Sciences; Gatton College of Business and Economics; College of Communications & Information Studies; College of Dentistry; College of Design; College of Education; College of Engineering; College of Fine Arts; The Graduate School; College of Health Sciences; College of Law; Martin School of Public Policy & Administration; College of Medicine; College of Nursing; Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce; College of Pharmacy; College of Public Health; College of Social Work.

The University of Kentucky is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The School of Architecture is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 129th among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World report 2011.

- 19th for Rehabilitation Counseling (public and private institutions), U.S. News "America's Best Graduate Schools" 2010.

- 16th for Computer Science (public institutions), Academic Analytics, 2009.

- 38th for Physical Therapy program, and 32nd for Graduate Public Affairs Programs (USNWR 2009).

- 5th in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Pharmacy Program (2008).

- 15th for Landscape Architecture, America's Best Architecture and Design Schools, DesignIntelligence, 2008.

- Ranked 378th among the world,s top 400 institutions in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings 2007.

- 29th in the NRC Rankings in Pharmacology Doctoral Programs (2007).

- 31st for Non-federal Research and Development Expenditures (public and private institutions), National Science Foundation, 2007.

- Rated 19th in the nation among public research universities based upon the level of faculty scholarly activity, according to the 2005 Faculty Scholarly Activity Index.

- 6th for Ph.D. Program in Applied Communications, National Communication Association's Doctoral Reputation Study, 2005.