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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

2024 Great Teacher Award winners honored

What makes a good teacher a great one? University of Kentucky students were eager to share their opinions about the best teacher in their lives, nominating them for one of the most esteemed awards on campus. The UK Alumni Association 2024 Great Teacher Award was recently bestowed upon six UK educators including two professors who teach Lewis Honors College courses: Dr. Zada Komara and Dr. Eric Thomas Weber.

Computer science junior awarded Gilman Scholarship to study abroad in Germany

Kyra Gegner, a computer science junior at the University of Kentucky and Lewis Honors College, has been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support her education abroad goals.

Recognizing women making impact, advancing Kentucky during Women’s History Month

Throughout March, the University of Kentucky is spotlighting “Women Making History” across academia, health care, research and beyond. On March 7, the Lewis Honors College and the MLK Center are hosting Trauma Informed Yoga from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the MLK Center in the Gatton Student Center

Trivia Night


Lewis Scholars Lounge

420 Hilltop Ave, Lexington, KY

Imposter No More: Silencing Your Inner Critic


Lewis Hall Room U136

420 Hilltop Ave

Leading with Emotional Intelligence


Lewis Hall Room U136

420 Hilltop Ave

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