Top Rated Kentucky Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Kentucky for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Kentucky as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in Kentucky is University of Kentucky. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


7 results

University of Kentucky
K
Lexington, KY
University of Kentucky

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 29,986enrollment
  • $19,831net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

University of Louisville
L
Louisville, KY
University of Louisville

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Kentucky

  • 22,211enrollment
  • $17,894net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Murray State University
M
Murray, KY
Murray State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 9,449enrollment
  • $11,628net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.57Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Western Kentucky University
W
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 17,517enrollment
  • $12,705net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 980-1180SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Northern Kentucky University
N
Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 16,211enrollment
  • $9,664net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 960-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Eastern Kentucky University
E
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 14,465enrollment
  • $14,151net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Kentucky State University
K
HBCU
Frankfort, KY
Kentucky State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Kentucky

  • 2,290enrollment
  • $7,254net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 860-1050SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA