The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service and health care. As Kentucky’s flagship institution, the University plays a critical leadership role by promoting diversity, inclusion, economic development and human well-being.
The University of Kentucky facilitates learning, informed by scholarship and research, expands knowledge through research, scholarship and creative activity; and serves a global community by disseminating, sharing and applying knowledge.
The University contributes to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond, nurturing a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunities.
Founded in 1865 by John Bryan Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities (the other being Kentucky State University) and the institution with the highest enrollment in the state, with 30,545 students as of fall 2019.
Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Fayette County. By population, it is the 60th-largest city in the United States, and by land area, is the country's 28th largest city. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. Notable locations in the city include the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
Lexington ranks 10th among US cities in college education rate, with 39.5% of residents having at least a bachelor's degree.
The campus covers an area of about 784 acres of land. It features 23 residence halls along with seven dining facilities. It houses over 200 student-run organisations. It is also close to departmental stores, ATMs, stationery shops and chemist shops. Public transport is easily accessible from the university.
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