The Best Kentucky Colleges

The Best Colleges in Kentucky for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Kentucky as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 as the best overall college in Kentucky is Centre College. The top rated public state college is University of Louisville. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


18 results

Centre College
C
Danville, KY
Centre College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private 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

#1 Best Value 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

#1 Best Public Universities 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

#2 Best Public Universities 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

#3 Best Private 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

#3 Best Public Universities 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

#4 Best Private 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

#5 Best Private 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

#6 Best Private 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

#4 Best Public Universities 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

#7 Best Private 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

#5 Best Public Universities 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

#6 Best Public Universities 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

#7 Best Public Universities 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

#8 Best Private 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

#9 Best Private 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

#10 Best Private 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

#8 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

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