The Best Indiana Colleges

The Best Colleges in Indiana for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Indiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Indiana is University of Notre Dame. The top rated public state college is Purdue University Main Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


27 results

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN

University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

7 reviews

#1 Best Value in Indiana

  • 13,139enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 15%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

DePauw University
D
Greencastle, IN

DePauw University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Indiana

  • 1,724enrollment
  • $30,183net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1420SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.97Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,344enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
R
Terre Haute, IN

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 2,101enrollment
  • $43,606net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Butler University
B
Indianapolis, IN

Butler University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 5,559enrollment
  • $42,627net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Indiana University Bloomington
I
Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Bloomington

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 45,328enrollment
  • $13,191net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

Saint Mary's College
S
Notre Dame, IN

Saint Mary's College

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 1,527enrollment
  • $27,121net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1055-1265SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA

University of Evansville
E
Evansville, IN

University of Evansville

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 2,078enrollment
  • $23,212net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Hanover College
H
Hanover, IN

Hanover College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 1,083enrollment
  • $22,389net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1310SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Indiana Wesleyan University
I
Marion, IN

Indiana Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 2,862enrollment
  • $21,827net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Valparaiso University
V
Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 2,924enrollment
  • $22,500net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
I
Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 27,690enrollment
  • $12,345net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

Anderson University
A
Anderson, IN

Anderson University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 1,345enrollment
  • $23,792net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Ball State University
B
Muncie, IN

Ball State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Indiana

  • 20,319enrollment
  • $13,195net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Huntington University
H
Huntington, IN
 

Huntington University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 1,350enrollment
  • $20,798net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1208SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Trine University
T
Angola, IN
 

Trine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 4,024enrollment
  • $24,686net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Indianapolis
I
Indianapolis, IN

University of Indianapolis

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 5,325enrollment
  • $20,441net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA

University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne
S
Fort Wayne, IN
 

University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

  • 2,196enrollment
  • $18,810net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA