Colleges Near Ames

Colleges and universities near me in the Ames, Iowa area

There 30 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 107,901 students.

Located in Iowa with a population of 58,965, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Ames. Driving time to these schools from Ames should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is Grinnell College in Grinnell. The largest college in the area is Iowa State University enrolling 31,822 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Ames.


30 results

Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,822enrollment
  • $16,105net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1310SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

1 miles from Ames

Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
F
Ankeny, IA
 
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 504enrollment
  • $16,896net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 980-1350SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

20 miles from Ames

Des Moines Area Community College
D
Ankeny, IA
 
Des Moines Area Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 23,051enrollment
  • $9,296net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 8

22 miles from Ames

Grand View University
G
Des Moines, IA
 
Grand View University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,874enrollment
  • $19,423net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

28 miles from Ames

Purdue Global Des Moines Campus
P
Urbandale, IA
 
Purdue Global Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 760enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

27 miles from Ames

Vatterott College Des Moines
V
Des Moines, IA
 
Vatterott College Des Moines

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 34enrollment
  • $18,401net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

27 miles from Ames

Drake University
D
Des Moines, IA
Drake University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Iowa

  • 4,774enrollment
  • $30,321net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1340SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

29 miles from Ames

Mercy College of Health Sciences
M
Des Moines, IA
 
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 869enrollment
  • $21,339net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.12Estimated Avg GPA

30 miles from Ames

AIB College of Business
A
Des Moines, IA
 
AIB College of Business

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 348enrollment
  • $12,440net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due May 1

32 miles from Ames

University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus
P
West Des Moines, IA
 
University of Phoenix Des Moines Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

31 miles from Ames

Marshalltown Community College
M
Marshalltown, IA
 
Marshalltown Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,836enrollment
  • $7,199net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 20

37 miles from Ames

Ellsworth Community College
E
Iowa Falls, IA
 
Ellsworth Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 731enrollment
  • $10,983net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 30

39 miles from Ames

Iowa Central Community College
I
Fort Dodge, IA
 
Iowa Central Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 4,704enrollment
  • $9,931net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

43 miles from Ames

Simpson College
S
Indianola, IA
 
Simpson College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,267enrollment
  • $20,457net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

46 miles from Ames

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Iowa

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1353-1538SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

50 miles from Ames

Central College
C
Pella, IA
Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 1,120enrollment
  • $21,690net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 993-1173SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

57 miles from Ames

University of Northern Iowa
N
Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 9,507enrollment
  • $16,166net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

69 miles from Ames

Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus
P
Cedar Falls, IA
 
Purdue Global Cedar Falls Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 149enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

68 miles from Ames

FAQ's

The closest community college is Des Moines Area Community College and is 22 miles from Ames. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Des Moines Area Community College are $5,100 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Des Moines Area Community College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.