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Why study at the University of Kentucky?

Research with Professionals

If you want to work with renowned faculty, immerse yourself in an active research lab, present at conferences and publish scientific papers in respected journals, you should consider a graduate degree program at the University of Kentucky. 

Twenty-eight of our faculty members have received CAREER Awards from the National Science Foundation, and the college annually receives over $40 million in grant awards. In addition, because UK houses the Colleges of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Agriculture, Food and Environment on the same campus, opportunities for collaboration abound.

Student Life

Located in the heart of Lexington, UK’s beautiful campus balances approximately six million square feet in new construction with ornate, historic buildings and plenty of green space. When you’re not in class or the lab, Lexington features a lively downtown, Keeneland Race Track and state parks within a short distance.

Engineering Graduate Student Organizations

The College of Engineering has several graduate student-specific organizations. These include:

Engineering Graduate Student Lounge

A lounge area dedicated solely to Engineering graduate students is located in room 322 of the Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems building (CRMS). Entry can be gained through room 324 (kitchen). Please use your UK ID card to enter. 


The lounge gives graduate students from all COE departments a place to relax and interact with each other on an informal basis. Graduate students are encouraged to socialize in the lounge. The lounge has comfortable seating areas, café tables and chairs, a foosball table, large screen television, and various board games. The adjacent kitchen includes a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and Keurig hot beverage machine. 

Campus Recreation

The mission of Campus Recreation is to provide quality recreation and wellness programs and services for the campus community that supports student success and promotes healthy lifestyles. Visit Campus Recreation’s website for more information.