The Best Missouri Colleges

The Best Colleges in Missouri for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Missouri as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 as the best overall college in Missouri is Washington University in St Louis. The top rated public state college is Missouri University of Science and Technology. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


21 results

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#20 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,973enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1490-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 4

Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 13,474enrollment
  • $27,872net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.95Avg GPA

Missouri University of Science and Technology
M
Rolla, MO

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 7,241enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Truman State University
T
Kirksville, MO

Truman State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 4,225enrollment
  • $12,621net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1093-1290SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.81Avg GPA

University of Missouri Columbia
M
Columbia, MO

University of Missouri Columbia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 31,401enrollment
  • $16,930net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.61Estimated Avg GPA

Rockhurst University
R
Kansas City, MO

Rockhurst University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,626enrollment
  • $21,518net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1083-1288SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

University of Missouri Kansas City
M
Kansas City, MO

University of Missouri Kansas City

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 16,003enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1143-1506SAT range
  • 21-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

University of Missouri St Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO

University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Missouri

  • 15,189enrollment
  • $10,039net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Webster University
W
Saint Louis, MO

Webster University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 6,779enrollment
  • $23,548net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1033-1250SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

Drury University
D
Springfield, MO
 

Drury University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $19,190net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 30

Maryville University of Saint Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
 

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 10,596enrollment
  • $28,087net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Lindenwood University
L
Saint Charles, MO

Lindenwood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 7,003enrollment
  • $18,054net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 860-1210SAT range
  • 17-30ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

University of Central Missouri
C
Warrensburg, MO

University of Central Missouri

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 10,530enrollment
  • $13,394net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Avila University
A
Kansas City, MO
 

Avila University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,376enrollment
  • $18,711net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 933-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Southwest Baptist University
S
Bolivar, MO
 

Southwest Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 2,709enrollment
  • $18,202net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA

Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
C
Fayette, MO
 

Central Methodist University College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,144enrollment
  • $25,290net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 908-1118SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Missouri State University Springfield
M
Springfield, MO

Missouri State University Springfield

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 22,925enrollment
  • $16,804net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Missouri Baptist University
M
Saint Louis, MO
 

Missouri Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 4,983enrollment
  • $22,509net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 870-1110SAT range
  • 17-29ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA