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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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If you enjoy any kind of culture, diversity,BrightAgriculture/Horticulture
If you enjoy any kind of culture, diversity, and entertainment that does not consist of drinking till you pass out then UK is not the place for you. There is nothing to do in the city of Lexington besides bars and frat parties that you cant go to unless your in the fraternity. This place is like a time wrap,the people here seem to be stuck in the 50s.

It almost like segregation still exists here as there is very little interaction between minority students and the student white population. Events are either mostly all white events or black events. Many of the professors are terrible teachers, arrogant, and difficult to get a hold of.

The most popular social event is going to Keenland. After going once I cant figure out watch the attraction is to this place. Getting drunk in the morning to watch horses race is not my idea of a good time. If your not from Kentucky and your considering UK, I strongly suggest looking elsewhere. It SUCKS here plain and simple.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Individual Value: F
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I'll admit that I spent my first yearQuite BrightEngineering Department
I'll admit that I spent my first year and a half rather unhappy. I didn't enjoy the dorms, personally, and didn't know many people. (Since then there have been many renovations and the dorm life is improving.) However, I finally switched into the right department which was rather small and provided an intimate atmosphere. The professors are extremely helpful, and the students friendly. I do think the people on this campus tend to form social groups that stay pretty separate, but that's just my opinion. For me, the most important thing was learning how to enjoy the city, and take advantage of some of the extracurriculars offered here. Now that I'm in my final year, it looks like opportunities are everywhere. However my start was hard enough that I just didn't see them. If you're motivated to make the best of your time here, I think there's a good variety of options to allow for progress. It would be nice to see even more extracurriculars and student involvement however.
5th Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B+
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