The Best Value Midwestern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Midwest for 2021

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in the Midwest based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2021 as the overall best value college in the Midwest is Northwestern University. The highest value public state college is University of Michigan. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


271 results

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 22,127enrollment
  • $26,196net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 46,716enrollment
  • $17,357net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA
Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 15,852enrollment
  • $27,108net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA
University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 17,002enrollment
  • $34,719net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#5 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 12,607enrollment
  • $30,536net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91*Avg GPA
Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,716enrollment
  • $29,404net price
  • 23%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89*Avg GPA
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 49,702enrollment
  • $14,660net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.79*Avg GPA
University of Illinois at Springfield
I
Springfield, IL
University of Illinois at Springfield

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 4,575enrollment
  • $11,534net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 995-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA
Albion College
A
Albion, MI
Albion College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,533enrollment
  • $18,532net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 2,097enrollment
  • $31,547net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
University of Missouri St Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 16,441enrollment
  • $7,977net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN
University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,552enrollment
  • $11,682net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#13 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 44,474enrollment
  • $12,684net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1440SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
DePauw University
D
Greencastle, IN
DePauw University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 2,156enrollment
  • $29,557net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1360SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 4,859enrollment
  • $20,172net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 23-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Illinois Institute of Technology
I
Chicago, IL
Illinois Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#16 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 6,753enrollment
  • $26,708net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1400SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
Earlham College
E
Richmond, IN
Earlham College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,104enrollment
  • $23,043net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1370SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 43,503enrollment
  • $13,036net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1360SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA