Best Ohio Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Ohio for 2020

There are 190 colleges and universities in Ohio enrolling 648,416 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Ohio below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Ohio offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Ohio is home to nationally ranked institutions like Kenyon College, Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College and Denison University. The highest ranked college in Ohio is Kenyon College and the top rated public state college is Ohio State University.

Local college options can be explored in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo or other cities.

190 results found

List of the Best Ohio Colleges

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,730enrollment
  • $31,704net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1470SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,890enrollment
  • $34,973net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,812enrollment
  • $39,794net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1490SAT range
  • 29-31ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,394enrollment
  • $32,290net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1380SAT range
  • 28-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,042net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
The College of Wooster
W
Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,004enrollment
  • $28,928net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 19,934enrollment
  • $20,316net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,241enrollment
  • $35,077net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 7,127enrollment
  • $30,190net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Ohio Northern University
O
Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,039enrollment
  • $23,932net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Cedarville University
C
Cedarville, OH
Cedarville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,150enrollment
  • $23,520net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Franciscan University of Steubenville
F
Steubenville, OH
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,028enrollment
  • $25,407net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 37,886enrollment
  • $21,050net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Hiram College
H
Hiram, OH
Hiram College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,255enrollment
  • $22,419net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 930-1190SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA
Baldwin Wallace College
B
Berea, OH
Baldwin Wallace College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,709enrollment
  • $23,990net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH
John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,555enrollment
  • $26,488net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Bluffton University
B
Bluffton, OH
Bluffton University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 770enrollment
  • $25,456net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.23Avg GPA
Ashland University
A
Ashland, OH
 
Ashland University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,627enrollment
  • $20,201net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 980-1230SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA