Best Colorado Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Colorado for 2022

There are 62 colleges and universities in Colorado enrolling 362,354 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

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

  • 13,856enrollment
  • $38,322net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1360SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 6,744enrollment
  • $27,675net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 37,437enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Regis University
R
Denver, CO
Regis University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 6,310enrollment
  • $27,785net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due May 11

University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO
University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 24,723enrollment
  • $15,585net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 22

University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO
University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 11,460enrollment
  • $16,510net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due May 27

Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,203enrollment
  • $16,951net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,469enrollment
  • $15,723net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO
Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 5,925enrollment
  • $13,388net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 19,086enrollment
  • $13,563net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 870-1090SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 19

Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO
Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 3,164enrollment
  • $13,193net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 890-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Aims Community College
A
Greeley, CO
Aims Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,981enrollment
  • $7,189net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Arapahoe Community College
A
Littleton, CO
Arapahoe Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,001enrollment
  • $9,923net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology
B
Denver, CO
 
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 306enrollment
  • $21,619net 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

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,380enrollment
  • $15,852net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.38Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Redstone College
R
Broomfield, CO
 
Redstone College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 292enrollment
  • $23,473net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA