Best Wisconsin Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Wisconsin for 2021

There are 71 colleges and universities in Wisconsin enrolling 346,028 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 Beloit College. 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

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 43,463enrollment
  • $16,103net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1480SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA
Lawrence University
L
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,463enrollment
  • $26,162net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1430SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
Marquette University
M
Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,605enrollment
  • $34,120net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.63*Avg GPA
Beloit College
B
Beloit, WI
Beloit College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,275enrollment
  • $24,493net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1380SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Milwaukee School of Engineering
M
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,820enrollment
  • $25,917net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
Concordia University Wisconsin
C
Mequon, WI
Concordia University Wisconsin

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 6,374enrollment
  • $25,175net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA
Saint Norbert College
S
De Pere, WI
Saint Norbert College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,228enrollment
  • $26,540net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1005-1305SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Edgewood College
E
Madison, WI
 
Edgewood College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,190enrollment
  • $26,959net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 950-1210SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Wisconsin Lutheran College
W
Milwaukee, WI
 
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,248enrollment
  • $21,836net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1290SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA
Carthage College
C
Kenosha, WI
Carthage College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,872enrollment
  • $28,165net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin La Crosse
W
La Crosse, WI
University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 10,597enrollment
  • $12,167net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 23-27ACT range
  • 3.42*Avg GPA
Viterbo University
V
La Crosse, WI
 
Viterbo University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,598enrollment
  • $20,747net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-25ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
W
Eau Claire, WI
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,604enrollment
  • $14,010net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.39*Avg GPA
Carroll University
C
Waukesha, WI
 
Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 3,352enrollment
  • $23,866net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Maranatha Baptist Bible College
M
Watertown, WI
 
Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,035enrollment
  • $19,399net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1006-1205SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.38*Avg GPA
Cardinal Stritch University
C
Milwaukee, WI
 
Cardinal Stritch University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,148enrollment
  • $18,107net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 980-1130SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin Platteville
W
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin Platteville

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 8,955enrollment
  • $14,611net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39*Avg GPA
University of Wisconsin Stout
W
Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin Stout

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 8,770enrollment
  • $14,767net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA