Kentucky Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Kentucky for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Kentucky. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is Alice Lloyd College which sent acceptance letters to only 28% of the 4,720 students who applied and rejected 72%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, you can also explore rankings of Kentucky colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • 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 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 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 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 900/1010
    • ACT Range 15/25
    • Average HS GPA 3.08
    • Students: 71
    • Tuition:$9,460
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 49%