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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

2 UK undergraduate students named Beckman Scholars

Lewis Honors College student Elizabeth Elliott has been selected as one of two recipients of the University of Kentucky’s Beckman Scholars Program, titled Scholars United by Chemistry: Cultivating Excellence through Science Stewardship (SUCCESS).

Lewis Honors College celebrates outstanding seniors, faculty, and staff at Medal Ceremony

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2024) — The University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College celebrated 304 seniors during its annual Medal Ceremony held on Thursday, May 2, at the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom.

From Ghana to graduation: UK student to use her talents, degree to improve global health

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 2, 2024) — Princess Magor Agbozo takes every opportunity seriously.  

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