University of Kentucky Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.9 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 129 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ALA and NASM
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 29,727 (22,705 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 18% part-time, 82% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,688 in-state; $26,154 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros definitely outweigh the cons at University of Kentucky. The teachers are excellent! Very down to earth, while very knowledgeable about the voice. I take voice from Dr. C, and she has been phenomenal! I feel like I have learned so much in my year with her. She is really is adamant about a free sound, that is anchored in the breath. The first lesson I had, involved Dr. C grabbing my stomach and asking me to breath into her fingers. You can imagine I had a hard time doing that. She has a way of explaining things to where it made sense and it's fun to sing again. There are so many teachers that like her, very willing to help and supportive. Also, the students are pretty awesome. It is not a cut-throat competitive as say Cincinnati Conservatory, but more nurturing. Everyone is rooting for you and there is little pettiness. There are also a ton of performing opportunities in the area. Whether you get gigs at Kentucky Opera, or auditions in the Cincinnati area, or even travel to Chicago for auditions, there are plenty of performing opportunities on and off campus. Plus, there are plenty activities around University of Kentucky's campus, from Basketball to outreach programs. It is a well-rounded program and I would suggest anyone who is interested in looking at the graduate program to come and visit! You won't be disappointed!
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

The department is very supportive in the students aspirations and in their future goals. All professors are willing to work with you closely are will go out of their way to help support you. The quality and comitment of the professors is high, it is a competitive but friendly atmosphere. The only disadvantage to the program is lack of available funding, but the program is worth the money.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2016

Tuition is very high, even for in-state students- I believe this is one of the most expensive PharmD programs in the US. But the building is new (built 2009-2010) and is incredible. The faculty are very well-renown and leaders nationally in their respective fields. The coursework is challenging but not impossible, and colleagues serve as a great support group.
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

My ratings are based on the distance learning program. I cannot rate things like campus life, transportation, surrounding area, and such due to not actually attending the campus. As for the academics and graduate program there are several co-workers that are currently enrolled in this program because it's level of competency and how well you are prepared for a career in Rehab Counseling.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I am more overwhelmed than anticipated, however, I know this is the right career choice for me. There is no other degree I could see myself pursuing and I am determined to see this through. Because it is part of a distance learning program, some of the above questions did not pertain to my personal experience in this program. Earning this degree is very expensive and I need all the help I can get. I have no choice but to continue.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

The biology program provides ample financial support and opportunites to teach while completing research. The faculty are friendly and adequately funded to provide a great atmosphere. The students have several journal clubs to participate in within and outside of the department. Travel to conferences is supported by both the department and college so this leads to one free meeting per year.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

The UK Pol Sci program is excellent. The faculty are top notch, hard working, accessible, and professional. Lots of support for conference travel, assistantships, help with publishing, getting placed, etc. I received a top notch education and I am competitive on the job market.
1.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2012

I received little to no support when my chair went on an unannounced sabbatical, leaving me in academic limbo for over a year and costing me a tenure track position elsewhere. The feedback I received throughout the research and writing process was difficult to get and not useful, yet I was berated for not using more suggestions during my defense. My chair's opinion of my work changed on a daily basis. She rescheduled my defense twice without consulting me; and worst of all, the edits I received to complete during my 60 revision period came 35 days into the revision period itself, despite all attempts I made to acquire the changes earlier. Unless you are interested in a "rebuilding" program and don't mind changing committee members regularly, enjoy lack of communication and support, I'd suggest going anywhere else
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Great resources and help from faculty is always available!
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The masters program for social work at University of Kentucky has been excellent in providing excellent faculty that truly know the field of social work and challenge us in our studies. I have had excellent help from my instructors as well although being a distance learning student has made it sometimes a challenge to see them as much. I do feel that the curriculum provided has added to what I already use and given me a lot of opportunities with my current practicum site.
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