The Best Ohio Colleges

The Best Colleges in Ohio for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Ohio as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 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.


44 results

Case Western Reserve University
C
Cleveland, OH

Case Western Reserve University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 12,201enrollment
  • $38,279net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1410-1540SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.86Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Kenyon College
K
Gambier, OH

Kenyon College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,885enrollment
  • $43,044net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1515SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.84Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Denison University
D
Granville, OH

Denison University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,416enrollment
  • $38,267net price
  • 22%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg 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

  • 60,540enrollment
  • $19,582net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1480SAT range
  • 29-32ACT range
  • 3.76Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Oberlin College
O
Oberlin, OH

Oberlin College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,992enrollment
  • $46,462net price
  • 35%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1530SAT range
  • 30-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The College of Wooster
W
Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,967enrollment
  • $28,976net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.76Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Ohio Northern University
O
Ada, OH

Ohio Northern University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,015enrollment
  • $27,398net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

University of Dayton
D
Dayton, OH

University of Dayton

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 11,674enrollment
  • $30,590net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1158-1363SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Xavier University
X
Cincinnati, OH

Xavier University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 6,114enrollment
  • $31,619net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1310SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Miami University
M
Oxford, OH

Miami University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Ohio

  • 19,107enrollment
  • $23,031net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 26-30ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

John Carroll University
J
University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,922enrollment
  • $30,496net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1320SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Baldwin Wallace College
B
Berea, OH

Baldwin Wallace College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 3,220enrollment
  • $28,705net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1043-1298SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Cedarville University
C
Cedarville, OH

Cedarville University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,960enrollment
  • $25,462net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1380SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA

Wittenberg University
W
Springfield, OH

Wittenberg University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,299enrollment
  • $22,912net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1370SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Ohio Wesleyan University
O
Delaware, OH

Ohio Wesleyan University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 1,410enrollment
  • $27,311net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1123-1358SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 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

  • 41,155enrollment
  • $20,149net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1360SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

College of Mount St. Joseph
M
Cincinnati, OH
 

College of Mount St. Joseph

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 2,027enrollment
  • $17,506net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1068-1233SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Ashland University
A
Ashland, OH
 

Ashland University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

  • 4,174enrollment
  • $20,342net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1073-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA