Best Colorado Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Colorado for 2020

There are 62 colleges and universities in Colorado enrolling 369,730 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Colorado below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Colorado offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Colorado is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Denver, Colorado School of Mines, University of Colorado Boulder and Regis University. The highest ranked college in Colorado is University of Denver and the top rated public state college is Colorado School of Mines.

Local college options can be explored in Denver, Colorado Springs and Aurora or other cities.

62 results found

List of the Best Colorado Colleges

University of Denver
D
Denver, CO
University of Denver

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 11,952enrollment
  • $35,163net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
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Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $25,472net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1450SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $20,323net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Regis University
R
Denver, CO
Regis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 7,907enrollment
  • $25,615net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
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Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $17,191net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO
University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 25,645enrollment
  • $14,586net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO
University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 13,437enrollment
  • $15,003net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 13,123enrollment
  • $15,427net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,034enrollment
  • $16,790net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,319enrollment
  • $18,208net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
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Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO
Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 6,736enrollment
  • $14,988net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 920-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.2*Avg GPA
Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO
Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,110enrollment
  • $12,989net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 870-1080SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 20,192enrollment
  • $12,175net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA
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Colorado Mesa University
C
Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Mesa University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 9,492enrollment
  • $14,309net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 940-1050SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Aims Community College
A
Greeley, CO
Aims Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,250enrollment
  • $7,330net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Arapahoe Community College
A
Littleton, CO
 
Arapahoe Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,544enrollment
  • $7,101net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
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Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
B
Denver, CO
 
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 275enrollment
  • $21,677net price
  • 24%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Boulder College of Massage Therapy
B
Boulder, Colorado
 
Boulder College of Massage Therapy

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 115enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA