The Best Missouri Colleges

The Best Colleges in Missouri for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Missouri as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 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.


22 results

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,449enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.21Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Missouri

  • 12,229enrollment
  • $27,872net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

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

  • 7,642enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1238-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Missouri Columbia
M
Columbia, MO
University of Missouri Columbia

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 31,089enrollment
  • $16,930net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Truman State University
T
Kirksville, MO
Truman State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 4,655enrollment
  • $12,621net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Rockhurst University
R
Kansas City, MO
Rockhurst University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $21,518net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1035-1225SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

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

  • 16,147enrollment
  • $16,016net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1315SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Webster University
W
Saint Louis, MO
Webster University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 8,197enrollment
  • $23,548net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1260SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

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

  • 13,874enrollment
  • $10,039net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1255SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Drury University
D
Springfield, MO
 
Drury University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,691enrollment
  • $19,190net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

University of Central Missouri
C
Warrensburg, MO
University of Central Missouri

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 9,959enrollment
  • $13,394net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Southwest Baptist University
S
Bolivar, MO
 
Southwest Baptist University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 3,039enrollment
  • $18,202net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 950-1153SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.55Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,141enrollment
  • $25,290net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 940-1080SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Missouri State University Springfield
M
Springfield, MO
Missouri State University Springfield

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 23,505enrollment
  • $16,804net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 15

Fontbonne University
F
Saint Louis, MO
 
Fontbonne University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,112enrollment
  • $16,531net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Avila University
A
Kansas City, MO
 
Avila University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 1,414enrollment
  • $18,711net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Northwest Missouri State University
N
Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Missouri

  • 7,267enrollment
  • $13,375net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Lindenwood University
L
Saint Charles, MO
Lindenwood University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Missouri

  • 7,382enrollment
  • $18,054net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA