Top Universities in Kentucky

University of Kentucky is the only Tier 1 National University in the state, placed 116th in the country, according to the US News & World Report National Universities Rankings 2009.

Founded in 1865, The University of Kentucky (known as UK) is a public co-educational university in the US. According to the U.S. News and World Report's 2009 Edition of America's Best Graduate Schools:
- The UK College of Pharmacy is ranked 5th.
- The College of Nursing is tied for 26th place.
- The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is rated 32nd.
- Clinical Psychology program is tied for 33rd place.
- The College of Law is tied for 59th place.

Morehead State University has been rated as one of the top public universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report.

Northern Kentucky University has been named to Forbes Top 600 Best Colleges List. NKU's Salmon P. Chase College of Law is the largest law school in Kentucky.

The University of Louisville boasts a College of Business that is ranked among the best in the nation. BusinessWeek named the college one of the Top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country in its 2008 survey.

Western Kentucky University has been placed in the top 10 of the U.S. News & World Report rankings of public master's universities in the South.

Eastern Kentucky University was ranked among “America's Best Colleges” for the third consecutive year, essentially placing the University in the top 9 percent of colleges and universities nationwide (Forbes).

Murray State University was rated as one of “America's Best Colleges” by It was the highest ranked Kentucky public university on the list.

Lindsey Wilson College has one of the most diverse student population among the Kentucky's independent colleges and universities.

Bellarmine University has consistently been selected as one of the top universities by Princeton Review and Forbes.

Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine is recognized as one of the nation's top 20 medical schools in rural medicine.

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