At a Glance

Grinnell College ranked first and Drake University ranked second in Iowa college rankings. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the Iowa best colleges is $30,089 for Iowa residents and $34,179 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 68.48% and the average SAT score is 1,137. The average number of student population is 6,699 and the average student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Below statements summarize the average statistics of tuition, admission, and more academic factors for Iowa best colleges. For the statistics, we only include 4 years colleges such as national universities and liberal arts colleges.

Iowa Best Colleges Comparison Table

RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
1Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
$56,680-1,45023.00%1,71689%9 to 1
2Drake University
Des Moines, IA
$44,366$11,9321,23568.00%4,86981%10 to 1
3Iowa State University
Ames, IA
$24,504$25,9481,22092.00%34,99274%19 to 1
4Luther College
Decorah, IA
$45,610-1,14862.00%2,00575%11 to 1
5University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
$31,569$27,6131,23583.00%31,65672%16 to 1
6Simpson College
Indianola, IA
$42,246$8,8681,14080.00%1,44472%11 to 1
7University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
$21,222$22,6481,11179.00%11,18767%18 to 1
8Central College
Pella, IA
$18,600-1,10565.00%1,11767%11 to 1
9Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
$47,210-1,18963.00%1,42266%11 to 1
10Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
$45,680$24,6801,13075.00%1,49862%11 to 1
11Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
$36,426$9,9361,02057.00%1,84660%8 to 1
12Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
$45,914$13,7001,22362.00%1,02869%12 to 1
13Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
$35,506$10,870-66.00%1,83564%15 to 1
14Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
$35,750$12,1191,03094.00%1,00463%8 to 1
15Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
$33,970$5,400-63.00%2,69862%13 to 1
16Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
$32,758$18,1501,17077.00%3,04564%11 to 1
17Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
$32,945$19,1521,07051.00%4,39248%13 to 1
18University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
$35,700$13,14096073.00%2,38543%13 to 1
19Waldorf University
Forest City, IA
$23,088$4,7751,01566.00%3,15030%23 to 1
20Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
$31,320$17,6471,02058.00%1,99346%14 to 1
21Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA
$16,530$29,530-81.00%1,58967%10 to 1
22Purdue University Global-Davenport
Davenport, IA
$14,343$11,414--30,512-20 to 1
Average$34,179$15,9731,13768.48%6,69964%13 to 1