Best Kentucky Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Kentucky for 2020

There are 66 colleges and universities in Kentucky enrolling 260,519 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Kentucky below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Kentucky offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Kentucky is home to nationally ranked institutions like Centre College, University of Louisville, Bellarmine University and University of Kentucky. The highest ranked college in Kentucky is Centre College and the top rated public state college is University of Louisville.

Local college options can be explored in Louisville and Lexington-Fayette urban county or other cities.

66 results found

List of the Best Kentucky Colleges

Centre College
C
Danville, KY
Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,434enrollment
  • $26,249net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1420SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.73*Avg GPA
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University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 21,430enrollment
  • $17,008net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 3,369enrollment
  • $24,711net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 29,182enrollment
  • $19,361net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
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Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 9,454enrollment
  • $11,562net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Georgetown College
G
Georgetown, KY
Georgetown College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,608enrollment
  • $19,012net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1140SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 19,456enrollment
  • $11,817net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
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Spalding University
S
Louisville, KY
 
Spalding University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,758enrollment
  • $20,619net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
University of the Cumberlands
t
Williamsburg, KY
 
University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 13,472enrollment
  • $19,212net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 15,815enrollment
  • $12,659net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
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Thomas More College
T
Crestview Hills, KY
 
Thomas More College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 2,253enrollment
  • $19,221net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 960-1120SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Brescia University
B
Owensboro, KY
 
Brescia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,015enrollment
  • $13,496net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.2*Avg GPA
Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 14,764enrollment
  • $9,338net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 990-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
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Morehead State University
M
Morehead, KY
Morehead State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 10,195enrollment
  • $12,136net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
Campbellsville University
C
Campbellsville, KY
Campbellsville University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 11,470enrollment
  • $16,523net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Midway University
M
Midway, KY
 
Midway University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $24,895net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA
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Union College
U
Barbourville, KY
Union College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,333enrollment
  • $20,051net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 940-1070SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Kentucky State University
K
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,778enrollment
  • $9,561net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 2.44Avg GPA