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Lexington, Kentucky is home to the flagship University of Kentucky, located in the heart of the state. Lexington’s signature features, including its gently rolling countryside lined by white, wooden fences, are home to some of the world’s greatest and most well known thoroughbred horses. While the city is billed as “The Horse Capital of the World” and boasts the likes of Keeneland Race Course, The Red Mile, and numerous horse farms, it is also known for a diverse economy, a strong workforce, a quality education system, great health care, a wide range of higher education options, and of course – big-time college basketball and football.

The University of Kentucky academic medical center allows for interdisciplinary research and practice. The Medical Center consists of the University of Kentucky HealthCare enterprise and the colleges of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.

Newcomers guide, Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Getting Help with Finances

Getting Your Bearings

Special Services

Child Care

  • UK Early Childhood Laboratory - Operated by the College of Education, it offers an infant/toddler lab, preschool morning lab, extended day program, and a summer program.
  • The Child Care Council of Kentucky provides a child resource center and referral service to the more than 25 day care facilities in the Lexington area. For more information, call (800) 809-7076 or (859) 254-9176.

General Information for All Students

Basic Necessities of Student Life

Computing and Information Resources

Your Health is Important

Keeping Informed

Take a Break From Your Studies