The Best Ohio Colleges

The Best Colleges in Ohio for 2022

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


38 results

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

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value in Ohio

  • 11,465enrollment
  • $36,002net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH
Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,615enrollment
  • $40,862net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1460SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.98Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Denison University
D
Granville, OH
Denison University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,258enrollment
  • $39,808net price
  • 28%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1430SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH
Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,658enrollment
  • $42,745net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1360SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Ohio State University
O
Columbus, OH
Ohio State University

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 61,369enrollment
  • $18,884net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Ohio Northern University
O
Ada, OH
Ohio Northern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,817enrollment
  • $26,011net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.79Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH
University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,650enrollment
  • $32,768net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 7,061enrollment
  • $34,945net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.7Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Cedarville University
C
Cedarville, OH
Cedarville University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,461enrollment
  • $24,965net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1350SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.9Avg Weighted GPA

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH
Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 18,880enrollment
  • $24,345net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Baldwin Wallace College
B
Berea, OH
Baldwin Wallace College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,399enrollment
  • $25,274net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1260SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH
John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,278enrollment
  • $28,805net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Marietta College
M
Marietta, OH
Marietta College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,254enrollment
  • $20,249net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Cincinnati Main Campus
C
Cincinnati, OH
University of Cincinnati Main Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 40,826enrollment
  • $22,767net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 11

Franciscan University of Steubenville
F
Steubenville, OH
Franciscan University of Steubenville

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,304enrollment
  • $25,175net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Ursuline College
U
Pepper Pike, OH
 
Ursuline College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,100enrollment
  • $17,220net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 940-1120SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Ohio University Main Campus
O
Athens, OH
Ohio University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 25,714enrollment
  • $23,307net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1250SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Otterbein University
O
Westerville, OH
Otterbein University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,652enrollment
  • $23,229net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 990-1225SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1