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    Well known for horse-racing and bluegrass music, Kentucky also boasts over 125 colleges and universities. There are eight public four-year universities in the state, led by the two major research universities: the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, which have the highest academic rankings and admission standards in the state. Other well known schools include Eastern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, Morehead State University, and Berea College - the first coeducational college in the south to admit black and white students. Transylvania University, located in Lexington, is the oldest university west of the Allegheny mountains, founded in 1780. In addition, 16 schools operate under the umbrella of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

    • Berea College

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      101 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY 40404
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      Forced labor? Well, students at Berea College are required to work 10-15 hours per week at one of some 140 vocations. On the other hand, tuition at this religion-oriented school in the Appalachian region of Kentucky is 100% free. One ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Centre College

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      600 W Walnut St, Danville, KY 40422
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      "Greek life dominates at this small, "extremely challenging" liberal arts enclave in the heart of Kentucky Bluegrass country. However, while students call Centre "the Harvard of the South," the surrounding town of Danville is certainly no Cambridge, as "Wal-Mart is ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Kentucky Wesleyan College

      Kentucky Wesleyan College Save

      3000 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301
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      "Kentucky Wesleyan College enrolls just over 800 students at its campus in Owensboro, medium-sized city on the Ohio River. Kentucky Wesleyan incorporates Methodist heritage into its "coordinated and integrated" liberal arts program and emphasizes the development of leaders through a ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Louisville

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      2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40292
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      The University of Louisville is a comprehensive public institution providing a liberal arts education as well as an array of pre-professional programs to over 15,400 undergraduate students. The surrounding town is reportedly very happening, and Johnny Unitas - perhaps the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Spalding University

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      901 S Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40203
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      Roman Catholic-affiliated Spalding University in Louisville offers a liberal arts and science education to about 2,000 traditional and non-traditional students. Spalding is one of Kentucky's oldest schools, and it sponsors a variety of student events including ice skating outings and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Asbury University

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      1 Macklem Dr, Wilmore, KY 40390
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      "Tiny Wilmore, KY (population 5000) is home to this Christian college of about 1300 students. The small town adds to the close knit feeling on this campus. Attending Chapel together three mornings each week also helps students bond. Asbury was ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Kentucky

      University of Kentucky Save

      South Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506
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      "Basketball is almost a religion" at the University of Kentucky, but students say the top-notch academics here are "the biggest strength of the school." "Accessible and helpful" profs are highly praised, and such pre-professional departments as business and management, communications, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Campbellsville University

      Campbellsville University Save

      1 University Dr, Campbellsville, KY 42718
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      "A "pleasing Christian climate" and a solid liberal arts component are what you'll find at this Baptist school in South Central Kentucky, about 80 miles from Louisville. Campbellsville has an excellent music program and is one of only a handful ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Alice Lloyd College

      Alice Lloyd College Save

      100 Purpose Rd, Pippa Passes, KY 41844
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      Alice Lloyd College in Kentucky's Appalachian mountains provides an innovative, affordable liberal arts education and offers unique enroll ment options - guaranteeing tuition for students from 100 or so surrounding counties. All faculty live on campus, and students perform filing, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Transylvania University

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      300 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508
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      About 1000 students attend Transylvania University, a diamond in the rough of a liberal arts school dedicated to liberal arts excellence in Lexington KY. Founded way back in 1780, the school's storied past can be easily appreciated by visiting Old ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Union College

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      310 College St, Barbourville, KY 40906
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      Methodist-affiliated Union College - located halfway between Lexington and Knoxville in Barbourville, KY - offers a liberal arts education as well as advanced degrees in education, to about 800 undergraduate students. Union's peaceful location allows ample hiking, outdoors activities, and ... learn more

      Alternative, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Galen College of Nursing-Louisville

      Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Save

      1031 Zorn Avenue , Suite 400, Louisville, KY 40207
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      Galen College of Nursing-Louisville is an Associate's college with 847 students located in Louisville, KY. learn more

      Offers Associate Degrees

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    • There are 71 Colleges in Kentucky.

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