University of Pikeville

Pikeville, KY

Fall 2013 enrollment: 2,204 (1,737 undergraduate)
Student-faculty ratio: 17 to 1

At the University of Pikeville, student success is at the heart of everything we do. Across the campus family, our number one priority is to provide a quality learning experience and the support students need to make the most of their education.

Located in Kentucky’s easternmost county and surrounded by the beauty of the mountains, we are uniquely positioned to become the university of choice for students in Central Appalachia. The University of Pikeville is led by Dr. James Hurley, the first alumnus to serve as president in the institution’s 125-year history.

Students may choose from 27 majors and nine pre-professional programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. Undergraduate degrees in business, along with an MBA and Master of Science in Sport Management are offered through the Coleman College of Business. Students may also pursue a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is ranked fifth in rural medicine by U.S. News & World Report. In 2014, the University of Pikeville announced the Kentucky College of Optometry and expects to welcome the inaugural class of optometry students in the fall of 2016.

With 21 varsity sports to choose from, our student-athletes become leaders on the court, on the field and in the classroom. In the proud tradition of the Orange & Black, UPIKE is the home of the 2011 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship team, the two-time USBC women’s bowling national champions and the latest championship the school owns, the 2012 NAIA women’s bowling title.

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