Best Wisconsin Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Wisconsin for 2022

There are 71 colleges and universities in Wisconsin enrolling 329,624 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Wisconsin is home to nationally ranked institutions like University of Wisconsin Madison, Lawrence University, Marquette University and Milwaukee School of Engineering. The highest ranked college in Wisconsin is University of Wisconsin Madison and the top rated public state college is also University of Wisconsin Madison.

Local college options can be explored in Milwaukee and Madison or other cities.


71 results

List of the Best Wisconsin Colleges

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA
Lawrence University
L
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,430enrollment
  • $26,594net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Marquette University
M
Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,550enrollment
  • $34,732net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Estimated Avg GPA
Milwaukee School of Engineering
M
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,673enrollment
  • $26,541net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA
Concordia University Wisconsin
C
Mequon, WI
Concordia University Wisconsin

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 5,492enrollment
  • $24,569net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Saint Norbert College
S
De Pere, WI
Saint Norbert College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,939enrollment
  • $27,854net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Wisconsin Lutheran College
W
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,166enrollment
  • $21,529net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA
Carthage College
C
Kenosha, WI
Carthage College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,763enrollment
  • $27,161net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
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La Crosse, WI
University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 10,531enrollment
  • $12,302net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Mount Mary College
M
Milwaukee, WI
 
Mount Mary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,200enrollment
  • $21,063net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 925-1160SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA
Cardinal Stritch University
C
Milwaukee, WI
 
Cardinal Stritch University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,646enrollment
  • $17,698net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 975-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Carroll University
C
Waukesha, WI
 
Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 3,451enrollment
  • $24,094net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1233SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.39Estimated Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
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Eau Claire, WI
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,017enrollment
  • $14,276net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Viterbo University
V
La Crosse, WI
Viterbo University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $21,095net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.54Avg Weighted GPA
University of Wisconsin Platteville
W
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin Platteville

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 7,547enrollment
  • $14,706net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39Estimated Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin Stout
W
Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin Stout

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 7,970enrollment
  • $14,951net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA
Marian University
M
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Marian University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,593enrollment
  • $23,860net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 870-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin River Falls
W
River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin River Falls

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 5,855enrollment
  • $13,633net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA