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By the Numbers

100% Experiential Education Participation

91.7% Employment or Graduate/Professional School

90.5% 6-Year Graduation Rate

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 student media makes history at National College Media Convention

KRNL Lifestyle and Fashion and the Kentucky Kernel won the most first-place awards in recent Kernel Media history for their work during the 2022-23 school year. KRNL Editor-in-Chief is Lewis Honors College student Emma Reilly who also won second place for Best Feature Story.

UK undergraduates launch new peer- and expert-reviewed research journal

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research is launching a new open-access, interdisciplinary student journal titled Aperture. Lewis Honors College student Megan Johnston serves as co-editor in chief and several other Honors students are part of the Executive Editorial Board.

2023 Oswald Research and Creativity Competition winners announced

Established in 1964 by then-President John Oswald, the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition encourages undergraduate research and creative activities across all fields of study.

Honor the Balance: Chair Massage


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Honors Thesis Showcase


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Honors Medal Ceremony


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