Best Midwestern Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the Midwest for 2022

There are 886 colleges and universities in the Midwest enrolling 3,763,621 students. Explore the list of top colleges in the Midwest 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 Midwest offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

The  Midwest is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Washington University in St Louis and University of Notre Dame. The highest ranked college in the Midwest is University of Chicago and the top rated public state college is University of Michigan.


886 results

List of the Best Midwest Colleges

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 4.2Avg Weighted GPA
Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA
Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 15,449enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.21Avg Weighted GPA
University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 12,809enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA
Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1353-1538SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 11,465enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $40,862net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA
Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 2,258enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA
Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 2,049enrollment
  • $35,589net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA
DePauw University
D
Greencastle, IN
DePauw University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 1,752enrollment
  • $30,183net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg Weighted GPA
University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
R
Terre Haute, IN
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 1,990enrollment
  • $43,606net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 4.02Avg Weighted GPA
Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 12,229enrollment
  • $27,872net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the Midwest

  • 52,679enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA
Drake University
D
Des Moines, IA
Drake University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in the Midwest

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