Iowa Best Colleges

Check out the best colleges in Iowa and estimate chance to get it.

Grinnell College is ranked top in the Iowa Best Colleges ranking for academic year 2019-2020. Drake University and Iowa State University are ranked second and third places.
The average SAT average score of the 10 Iowa Best Colleges is 1,196 and ACT average scores is 74. The average acceptance rate of the schools is 69% and the average graduation rate is 73%. The average tuition & fees are $9,288 for in-state students and $38,734 for out-of-state students at the 10 Iowa Best Colleges.
Number of Schools
10
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Iowa Best Colleges Comparison
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RankNameTest ScoresAcceptance RateTuitionStudent PopulationGraduation Rate
1Grinnell College (87.7)Private,4 yearsGrinnell, Iowa 1,450 (SAT)
96 (ACT)
23% $54,354 1,716 84%
2Drake University (86.0)Private,4 yearsDes Moines, Iowa 1,235 (SAT)
81 (ACT)
68% $42,840 4,869 78%
3Iowa State University (85.8)Public,4 yearsAmes, Iowa 1,220 (SAT)
74 (ACT)
92% $9,320 (in-state)
$24,508(out-of-state)
34,992 75%
4Luther College (85.5)Private,4 yearsDecorah, Iowa 1,148 (SAT)
74 (ACT)
62% $44,070 2,005 79%
5University of Iowa (85.5)Public,4 yearsIowa City, Iowa 1,235 (SAT)
76 (ACT)
83% $9,606 (in-state)
$31,569(out-of-state)
31,656 73%
6Simpson College (85.1)Private,4 yearsIndianola, Iowa 1,140 (SAT)
66 (ACT)
80% $40,666 1,444 70%
7University of Northern Iowa (85.1)Public,4 yearsCedar Falls, Iowa 1,111 (SAT)
67 (ACT)
79% $8,938 (in-state)
$21,222(out-of-state)
11,187 65%
8Central College (84.9)Private,4 yearsPella, Iowa 1,105 (SAT)
65 (ACT)
65% $38,600 1,117 72%
9Coe College (84.8)Private,4 yearsCedar Rapids, Iowa 1,189 (SAT)
73 (ACT)
63% $45,580 1,422 66%
10Wartburg College (84.8)Private,4 yearsWaverly, Iowa 1,130 (SAT)
70 (ACT)
75% $43,930 1,498 67%
Average1,196 (SAT)
74 (ACT)
69% $9,288 (in-state)
$38,734(out-of-state)
9,19172.90%
Number of Schools
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