The Best Wisconsin Colleges

The Best Colleges in Wisconsin for 2023

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Wisconsin as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2023 as the best overall college in Wisconsin is University of Wisconsin Madison. The top rated public state college is also University of Wisconsin Madison. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


27 results

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI

University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,016enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1500SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Lawrence University
L
Appleton, WI

Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Wisconsin

  • 1,483enrollment
  • $26,594net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Marquette University
M
Milwaukee, WI

Marquette University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,320enrollment
  • $34,732net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Milwaukee School of Engineering
M
Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $26,541net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1405SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1

Beloit College
B
Beloit, WI

Beloit College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,011enrollment
  • $24,419net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1390SAT range
  • 24-28ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Concordia University Wisconsin
C
Mequon, WI

Concordia University Wisconsin

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 5,204enrollment
  • $24,569net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Saint Norbert College
S
De Pere, WI

Saint Norbert College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,009enrollment
  • $27,854net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1280SAT range
  • 25-29ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Cardinal Stritch University
C
Milwaukee, WI
 

Cardinal Stritch University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,365enrollment
  • $17,698net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 18-21ACT range
  • 3.18Avg GPA

Wisconsin Lutheran College
W
Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,147enrollment
  • $21,529net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1170SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
W
La Crosse, WI

University of Wisconsin La Crosse

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 10,337enrollment
  • $12,302net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Viterbo University
V
La Crosse, WI

Viterbo University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,520enrollment
  • $21,095net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 920-1290SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Carthage College
C
Kenosha, WI

Carthage College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,746enrollment
  • $27,161net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA

Carroll University
C
Waukesha, WI
 

Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 3,397enrollment
  • $24,094net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.39Estimated Avg GPA

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
W
Eau Claire, WI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 10,569enrollment
  • $14,276net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Maranatha Baptist Bible College
M
Watertown, WI
 

Maranatha Baptist Bible College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,066enrollment
  • $19,999net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 930-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Mount Mary College
M
Milwaukee, WI
 

Mount Mary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,273enrollment
  • $21,063net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 866-1123SAT range
  • 16-21ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA

University of Wisconsin Platteville
W
Platteville, WI

University of Wisconsin Platteville

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 6,773enrollment
  • $14,706net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39Estimated Avg GPA

University of Wisconsin Stout
W
Menomonie, WI

University of Wisconsin Stout

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 7,695enrollment
  • $14,951net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 1