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By the Numbers

100% Experiential Education Participation

91.7% Employment or Graduate/Professional School

78.7% In-State Residency

Mission in Action

Explore Your Purpose

Honors advisors and the Center for Personal Development counselors partner with students in their exploration of purpose to cultivate self-awareness, well-being, and career readiness.

Develop Intellectually

Honors at Kentucky has a long and proud history, dating back to 1958, and thousands of students have passed through our program, exploring themselves and the boundaries of thought with outstanding faculty.

Lead With Integrity

Providing leadership development opportunities enables students to fulfill their experiential credit while bolstering lifelong skills to apply as a graduate student or employee.

Participating in Honors throughout my undergraduate career has helped me maintain a holistic education. I am interested in science and medicine in my career and having Honors classes that address the role of the humanities in these fields has really broadened my perspective.

Kayli Bolton '23
Kayli Bolton '23
Gates Cambridge Scholar
Kayli Bolton '23

News and Events

UK senior shares keys to research success: Find a mentor, ask questions, take risks

Undergraduate students at the University of Kentucky have several chances to invest in themselves and their futures. One way they can build success, gain skills and be prepared for life after graduation is through undergraduate research.

2024 Sullivan Award winners lead with compassion, service to others

Two University of Kentucky students (including Lewis Honors College senior Kotomi Yokokura) and one local citizen have received UK’s highest honor for humanitarian efforts — the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

Singletary Scholars host inaugural Lewis Honors College Leadership Conference

On Saturday, April the 13th, the Freshman Singletary Scholars hosted the Inaugural Lewis Honors College Leadership Conference attended by nearly 100 student leaders across University of Kentucky campus. The Class of ’27 Singletary Scholars helped fundraise, plan, and present this conference with support from members of the Lewis Honors College, in an effort to help them develop their leadership skills while also showcasing those skills to the attendees of the conference. 

Undergraduate Research Showcase


Gatton Student Center Ballroom

160 Ave of Champions

Honor the Balance: Yoga


Johnson Center White Room

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Honors Medal Ceremony


Gatton Student Center Ballroom

160 Ave of Champions

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