Academics loader

Translating
competitive fire
into academic
achievement.

Build the academic and character foundations that allow you to achieve your optimal potential and inspire a commitment to life-long learning.

Academic Excellence

As one of the nation’s leading land-grant institutions, the University of Kentucky combines world-class educational facilities with an unparalleled faculty and professional academic advisors to help launch your future.
Annual achievement in NCAA APR and GSR
majors + degree programs
200+
academic & professional colleges
17
Top 10 ranked programs
28+
consecutive semesters with GPA above 3.0
14
Cats
Program
Center for Academic &
Tutorial Services

The Nation’s First

In 1981, Kentucky became the first university in the nation to create an academic center exclusively for student-athletes with the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS). Today, CATS is recognized nationally as a model for comprehensive academic support, providing each student-athlete every opportunity to succeed.

Individualized Support

Our student-athlete's individual needs are at the heart of our program. From day one your CATS Counselor and Academic Advisor will help you with your transition to UK. Our 1-on-1 Proactive Tutoring Model will give you a head start on classes. Our ongoing support will ensure you meet the academic and athletic demands to stay on track for graduation.

Unending Commitment

When you commit to UK, we commit to you through our experienced and devoted CATS staff to maximize your academic potential and instill a commitment to continued education development. Our Lifetime Scholarship Program has provided tuition assistance to more than 150 former Wildcats to complete their bachelor's degree program after pursuing professional athletic opportunities.

Translating
competitive fire
into academic
achievement.

Build the academic and character foundations that allow you to achieve your optimal potential and inspire a commitment to life-long learning.

Academic
Excellence

As one of the nation’s leading land-grant institutions, the University of Kentucky combines world-class educational facilities with an unparalleled faculty and professional academic advisors to help launch your future.
Annual achievement in NCAA APR and GSR
majors + degree programs
200+
academic & professional colleges
17
Top 10 ranked programs
28+
consecutive semesters with GPA above 3.0
14
Cats
Program
Center for Academic
& Tutorial Services

The Nation’s
First

In 1981, Kentucky became the first university in the nation to create an academic center exclusively for student-athletes with the Center for Academic and Tutorial Services (CATS). Today, CATS is recognized nationally as a model for comprehensive academic support, providing each student-athlete every opportunity to succeed.

Individualized
Support

Our student-athlete's individual needs are at the heart of our program. From day one your CATS Counselor and Academic Advisor will help you with your transition to UK. Our 1-on-1 Proactive Tutoring Model will give you a head start on classes. Our ongoing support will ensure you meet the academic and athletic demands to stay on track for graduation.

Unending
Commitment

When you commit to UK, we commit to you through our experienced and devoted CATS staff to maximize your academic potential and instill a commitment to continued education development. Our Lifetime Scholarship Program has provided tuition assistance to more than 150 former Wildcats to complete their bachelor's degree program after pursuing professional athletic opportunities.
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