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Best Colleges in Iowa

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Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares the basic academic information between best schools in Iowa. By school type, there are 3 public and 7 private schools in best schools in Iowa. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
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Academic Comparison - Best Schools In Iowa
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
1 Grinnell CollegeGrinnell, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
2 Drake UniversityDes Moines, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
3 Iowa State UniversityAmes, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Luther CollegeDecorah, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
5 University of IowaIowa City, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
6 Simpson CollegeIndianola, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
7 University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IAPublic, 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
8 Central CollegePella, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
9 Coe CollegeCedar Rapids, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
10 Wartburg CollegeWaverly, IAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best schools in Iowa is $31,441 for State residents and $37,771 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 69.00% and graduation rate is 72.50%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Best Schools In Iowa
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
1 Grinnell College $56,680 23% 89% 9:11,716
2 Drake University $44,376 68% 81% 10:14,869
3 Iowa State University $9,316 / $24,504 92% 74% 19:134,992
4 Luther College $45,610 62% 75% 11:12,005
5 University of Iowa $9,606 / $31,569 83% 72% 16:131,656
6 Simpson College $42,246 80% 72% 11:11,444
7 University of Northern Iowa $8,938 / $21,222 79% 67% 18:111,187
8 Central College $18,600 65% 67% 11:11,117
9 Coe College $47,220 63% 66% 11:11,422
10 Wartburg College $45,680 75% 62% 11:11,498
Average$31,441 / $37,77169.00%72.50%12.70:19,191
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The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Iowaand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.