Top Rated Kentucky Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Kentucky for 2021

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


8 results

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
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
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
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
Kentucky State University
K
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