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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

Plant a tree with 2023 Great Teacher Dr. Kenton Sena

Looking for ways to spend time outdoors while contributing to the environment? Join 2023 Great Teacher Dr. Kenton Sena for one of following tree-planting opportunities in Lexington: 

Meet Kate Johnson, the inspiration for this year's One Day for UK

To support One Day for UK, the Lewis Honors College is highlighting the Kate Johnson Scholarship Fund. Meet the inspiration behind the fund which is celebrating its 20th year since its inception – former Honors advisor Kate Johnson.

Lewis Honors College engineering student 'on track' to achieve roller coaster design dreams

Every year, millions of amusement park patrons from coast to coast and around the world stand in line — often for hours under a scorching sun — to experience the brief adrenaline-fueled, stomach-flipping thrills of roller coasters. For most, the exhilaration dissipates when they exit the wooden or steel-tracked car. For others, it marks the genesis of a lifelong career as it did for Lewis Honors College student Brysen Honeycutt.

Lewis Colloquium Featuring Jonathan Marks


Lewis Scholars Lounge

420 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY

Undergraduate Research Showcase


Gatton Student Center Ballroom

160 Ave of Champions

Honor the Balance: Yoga


Johnson Center White Room

430 Complex Dr

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