Best Kentucky Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Kentucky for 2021

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, Bellarmine University, University of Louisville 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

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
  • $24,226net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.73*Avg GPA
Bellarmine University
B
Louisville, KY
Bellarmine University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 3,369enrollment
  • $23,158net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 21,430enrollment
  • $17,490net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 29,182enrollment
  • $18,958net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Asbury University
A
Wilmore, KY
 
Asbury University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $22,848net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1330SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 9,454enrollment
  • $11,512net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Georgetown College
G
Georgetown, KY
Georgetown College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,608enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1042-1280SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Spalding University
S
Louisville, KY
 
Spalding University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,758enrollment
  • $22,314net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Thomas More College
T
Crestview Hills, KY
 
Thomas More College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 2,253enrollment
  • $19,766net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1140SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 19,456enrollment
  • $12,174net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Brescia University
B
Owensboro, KY
 
Brescia University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,015enrollment
  • $13,184net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.2*Avg GPA
Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 15,815enrollment
  • $14,674net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 990-1170SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA
Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 14,764enrollment
  • $9,412net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1240SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Morehead State University
M
Morehead, KY
Morehead State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 10,195enrollment
  • $12,560net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 948-1223SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA
University of the Cumberlands
t
Williamsburg, KY
 
University of the Cumberlands

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 13,472enrollment
  • $16,340net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 930-1140SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Midway University
M
Midway, KY
 
Midway University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $23,084net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 19-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA
Union College
U
Barbourville, KY
Union College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,333enrollment
  • $17,824net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 1,778enrollment
  • $7,363net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 890-1060SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 2.44Avg GPA