List of 38 best universities in Kentucky

We ranked 38 best universities in Kentucky based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 5.18M citations received by 145K publications made by 38 universities in Kentucky, measured the popularity of 1,079 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database to calculate the non-academic prominence.

#1 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
95%
#2 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
98%
#3 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
98%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
98%
#4 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
98%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
99%
#5 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1075
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
99%
#6 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
99%
#7 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$4,938
#8 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
77%
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$10,117
Enrollment
9,304
#9 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1220
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$22,748
#10 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
955
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
97%
#11 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$24,425
#12 in Kentucky
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$26,054
#13 in Kentucky
Enrollment
1,755
Male:Female
61:39
#14 in Kentucky
#1112 in North America
Acceptance Rate
77%
Average SAT
1082
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$27,314
#15 in Kentucky
#1229 in North America
Acceptance Rate
92%
Net Price
$20,868
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$21,027
#16 in Kentucky
#1240 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Net Price
$18,056
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$35,689
#17 in Kentucky
#1275 in North America
Acceptance Rate
93%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$23,003
#18 in Kentucky
#1283 in North America
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1035
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$13,764
#19 in Kentucky
#1307 in North America
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$23,086
#20 in Kentucky
#1364 in North America
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1035
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$14,464
#21 in Kentucky
#1368 in North America
Acceptance Rate
78%
Net Price
$19,321
Receiving Aid
90%
Average Aid
$19,181
#22 in Kentucky
#1378 in North America
Acceptance Rate
92%
Net Price
$14,647
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,701
#23 in Kentucky
#1541 in North America
Enrollment
2,436
Male:Female
6:94
#24 in Kentucky
#1593 in North America
Acceptance Rate
85%
Net Price
$14,939
Receiving Aid
92%
Average Aid
$13,899
#25 in Kentucky
#1610 in North America
Acceptance Rate
60%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$19,348
#26 in Kentucky
#1618 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$13,797
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$19,683
#27 in Kentucky
#1776 in North America
Enrollment
151
Male:Female
36:64
#28 in Kentucky
#1857 in North America
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
930
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$15,196
#29 in Kentucky
#1897 in North America
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$24,781
#30 in Kentucky
#1898 in North America
Acceptance Rate
28%
Average SAT
842
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$20,608
#31 in Kentucky
#1932 in North America
Enrollment
88
Male:Female
42:58
#32 in Kentucky
#2107 in North America
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$18,027
Receiving Aid
100%
#33 in Kentucky
#2132 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$23,396
Receiving Aid
87%
Average Aid
$6,160
#34 in Kentucky
#2150 in North America
Acceptance Rate
91%
Net Price
$7,745
Receiving Aid
94%
Average Aid
$8,152
#35 in Kentucky
#2186 in North America
Acceptance Rate
30%
Net Price
$23,144
Receiving Aid
95%
Average Aid
$4,850
#36 in Kentucky
#2323 in North America
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$8,452
#37 in Kentucky
#2380 in North America
Acceptance Rate
88%
Net Price
$10,948
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$8,459
#38 in Kentucky
#2387 in North America
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$28,695
Receiving Aid
97%

Closest to Kentucky states

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Tennessee 56 51
Indiana 55 32
Ohio 90 19
West Virginia 26 107
Illinois 100 16
North Carolina 65 17
Georgia 63 48
Virginia 63 40
South Carolina 37 86
Alabama 33 87
Missouri 67 37
Mississippi 18 135
Arkansas 24 126
District of Columbia 15 70
Maryland 34 12
Pennsylvania 155 10
Michigan 62 3
Delaware 5 90
Iowa 39 49
Wisconsin 47 13
New Jersey 47 15
Louisiana 27 78
New York 221 8
Florida 109 27
Kansas 32 65
Connecticut 28 9
Oklahoma 31 95
Minnesota 48 14
Massachusetts 88 1
Rhode Island 12 52
Vermont 17 106
New Hampshire 16 68
Nebraska 23 69
South Dakota 15 239
Texas 119 21
Maine 19 156
North Dakota 14 186
Colorado 38 44
New Mexico 12 80
Wyoming 1 140
Montana 12 148
Utah 20 46
Arizona 25 35
Idaho 10 159
Nevada 10 131
Puerto Rico 52 404
US Virgin Islands 1 799
Oregon 31 66
California 249 2
Washington 57 7
Alaska 6 178
Hawaii 10 189
American Samoa 1 1785
Northern Mariana Islands 1 1824
Guam 2 601