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I came to UK as a transfer fromQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
I came to UK as a transfer from a Big Ten school (where you can find an ex-UK coach, hint-hint) because they offered to pay me to.

Honestly, Lexington is bland. No culture, good-ol'-boy network amalgamation of strip malls. Southern snootiness, Frat punks run the place in fashions straight from a mid-90s teen movie and the girls lack any personality. Everyone is good looking on the outside, soulless and bland on the inside. If you live for watching a bunch of kids who aren't even from your state throw a ball through a hoop, UK might be your thing, though.

The faculty are pathetic. Rude, condescending, often reminiscent of the students. It must be a Lexington thing. Boredom does drive some to anger, after all.

Don't bother with the College of Comm. or Gatton, the administration could give two shits about you getting into the classes you need or graduating on time. UK spends most of its massive budget on "See Blue" or, as I like to call them "See how to embrace mediocrity" campaigns and novelty courses where freshmen and "honors" students map out where celebrities would hang out if they were to spend a weekend in the vacuous, racist, hate-filled redneck cesspool of Lexington.

1st Year Male -- Class 2013
Extracurricular Activities: A, Surrounding City: F
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If you are in the military I wouldAverageUndecided
If you are in the military I would highly advise you continue your search in a university. They are very uncaring about soldiers and availability or soldiers. I am currently deployed and I was trying to get admitted and classes scheduled for the upcoming semester. My process was halted when I was informed that you had to go to an advising meeting before scheduling classes which is fine, but when I told them I was deployed and I may not be home until after the semester started they said "oh well looks like you wont be able to come here next semester but we can move your admission to the right for the spring semester." I just said no thanks and hung up. Also it was hard getting in contact with the people on their listed phone numbers from their website. You will almost always get transferred to someone else and have to re-explain your whole situation again. But other than that seems easy to get in :).... Note the sarcasm.
1st Year Male -- Class 2013
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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I'm an out of state student from aBrightAgriculture/Horticulture
I'm an out of state student from a major metropolitan area and I will have to say my transition at UK has been very smooth. The key to success at UK is making a big school small. Once you find your inner group of friends your social circles start growing exponentially. Best advice for you would to either go Greek, which I did, join a club sport team, which is a lot of fun and highly suggest, or an organization. I will say that UK is a Greek dominated school . However even if you are in a fraternity/sorority still make the effort to get to know as many people as you can because it can help you greatly down the road.

As for the professors in the department of Ag are amazing at UK. They are very friendly and always are looking to help students with their studies and their student organizations. I came into UK knowing nobody in Ag and after joining a club I have gotten to know all of my professors personally. I will say that other majors may not have as good luck as me. I know that engineers have much larger classes.

Just try and get involved as much as you can and you will love this school. If you instead are just trying to be another face in the crowd you will not enjoy your time here and simply make excuses for why UK sucks.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Innovation: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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