The Best Ohio Colleges

The Best Colleges in Ohio for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Ohio as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 as the best overall college in Ohio is Case Western Reserve University. The top rated public state college is Ohio State University. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


47 results

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH
Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 11,890enrollment
  • $35,890net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1510SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.86*Avg GPA
Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,730enrollment
  • $37,940net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,394enrollment
  • $36,650net price
  • 29%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,812enrollment
  • $43,612net price
  • 36%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1480SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA
Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,170enrollment
  • $18,706net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76*Avg GPA
The College of Wooster
W
Wooster, OH
The College of Wooster

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,004enrollment
  • $28,209net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1380SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Ohio Northern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,039enrollment
  • $24,821net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1098-1310SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA
University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,241enrollment
  • $33,372net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,934enrollment
  • $22,989net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1390SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 7,127enrollment
  • $32,429net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH
John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,555enrollment
  • $27,260net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Baldwin Wallace College
B
Berea, OH
Baldwin Wallace College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,709enrollment
  • $23,832net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1253SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Cedarville University
C
Cedarville, OH
Cedarville University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,150enrollment
  • $23,827net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA
Marietta College
M
Marietta, OH
 
Marietta College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,130enrollment
  • $21,483net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA
University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 37,886enrollment
  • $19,219net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1350SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
M
Columbus, OH
 
Mount Carmel College of Nursing

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,090enrollment
  • $15,560net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 18-22ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Franciscan University of Steubenville
F
Steubenville, OH
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,028enrollment
  • $26,356net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1300SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA
The University of Findlay
F
Findlay, OH
The University of Findlay

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,870enrollment
  • $25,066net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1262SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA