The Best Kentucky Colleges

List of Colleges and Universities in Kentucky

There are 66 colleges and universities in Kentucky enrolling 158,911 full time students in the state's institutions of higher education. Explore the list of top colleges in Kentucky below to get your college search started. The CollegeSimply rankings and listings are objective and data focused to help you find the good colleges. Whether you're searching for a public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Kentucky offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

For a more local search, filter by zip code or find colleges around Lexington or Louisville.

The best college in Kentucky is Centre College and the top public state college is University of Louisville.

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    • SAT Range 1190/1420
    • ACT Range 27/32
    • Average HS GPA 3.73*
    • Students: 1,434
    • Tuition:$41,700
      Admissions Standards  Extremely High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
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    Centre College

    • SAT Range 1100/1310
    • ACT Range 24/30
    • Average HS GPA 3.7
    • Students: 987
    • Tuition:$38,750
      Admissions Standards  Very High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 89%
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    Transylvania University

    • SAT Range 1070/1290
    • ACT Range 22/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.53
    • Students: 21,430
    • Tuition:$11,656
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 72%
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    University of Louisville

    • SAT Range 1020/1140
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.33
    • Students: 1,608
    • Tuition:$38,650
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 48%
    • SAT Range 1060/1270
    • ACT Range 22/28
    • Average HS GPA 3.51
    • Students: 3,369
    • Tuition:$42,200
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 86%
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    Bellarmine University

    • SAT Range 1080/1300
    • ACT Range 23/29
    • Average HS GPA 3.46
    • Students: 29,182
    • Tuition:$12,245
      Admissions Standards  Difficult Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 94%
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    University of Kentucky

    • SAT Range 1000/1220
    • ACT Range 19/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.2*
    • Students: 1,015
    • Tuition:$22,100
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 39%
    • SAT Range 1030/1210
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.39
    • Students: 9,454
    • Tuition:$9,084
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 81%
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    Murray State University

    • SAT Range 830/1170
    • ACT Range 19/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.27
    • Students: 830
    • Tuition:$26,160
      Admissions Standards  Moderate Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 64%
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    Kentucky Wesleyan College

    • SAT Range 870/1030
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.19*
    • Students: 644
    • Tuition:$11,550
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 28%
    • SAT Range 1000/1180
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 13,472
    • Tuition:$23,000
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 73%
    • SAT Range 980/1190
    • ACT Range 20/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 19,456
    • Tuition:$10,512
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 97%
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    Western Kentucky University

    • SAT Range 960/1150
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.28
    • Students: 1,668
    • Tuition:$24,750
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 61%
    • SAT Range 900/1010
    • ACT Range 15/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 71
    • Tuition:$9,460
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 49%
    • SAT Range 920/1040
    • ACT Range 17/21
    • Average HS GPA 3.15
    • Students: 681
    • Tuition:$19,256
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 37%
    • SAT Range 990/1230
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.24
    • Students: 14,764
    • Tuition:$10,032
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 89%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA 3.66
    • Students: 1,940
    • Tuition:$30,198
    • Acceptance Rate 67%
    • SAT Range 1020/1190
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.22
    • Students: 15,815
    • Tuition:$9,666
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 87%
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    Eastern Kentucky University

    • SAT Range 940/1070
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.25
    • Students: 1,333
    • Tuition:$27,140
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 56%
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    Union College

    • SAT Range 960/1120
    • ACT Range 19/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.3
    • Students: 2,253
    • Tuition:$31,200
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 90%
    • SAT Range 940/1150
    • ACT Range 18/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.2
    • Students: 11,470
    • Tuition:$25,400
      Admissions Standards  Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 83%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 20/26
    • Average HS GPA 3.35
    • Students: 10,195
    • Tuition:$9,070
      Admissions Standards  Challenging Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 79%
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    Morehead State University

    • SAT Range 880/1140
    • ACT Range 18/22
    • Average HS GPA 2.88
    • Students: 649
    • Tuition:$19,857
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 78%
    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 18/23
    • Average HS GPA 3.22
    • Students: 1,758
    • Tuition:$24,500
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 96%
    • SAT Range 830/1080
    • ACT Range 15/24
    • Average HS GPA 3.13*
    • Students: 2,474
    • Tuition:$8,673
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 87%