The Best Wisconsin Colleges

The Best Colleges in Wisconsin for 2022

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


25 results

University of Wisconsin Madison
W
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Madison

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,640enrollment
  • $14,030net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 15

Lawrence University
L
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Wisconsin

  • 1,430enrollment
  • $26,594net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Marquette University
M
Milwaukee, WI
Marquette University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 11,550enrollment
  • $34,732net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1340SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.63Estimated Avg GPA

Milwaukee School of Engineering
M
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee School of Engineering

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,673enrollment
  • $26,541net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1370SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Concordia University Wisconsin
C
Mequon, WI
Concordia University Wisconsin

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 5,492enrollment
  • $24,569net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Saint Norbert College
S
De Pere, WI
Saint Norbert College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,939enrollment
  • $27,854net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Wisconsin Lutheran College
W
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Lutheran College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,166enrollment
  • $21,529net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 990-1190SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Carthage College
C
Kenosha, WI
Carthage College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,763enrollment
  • $27,161net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1230SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.3Avg 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

  • 10,531enrollment
  • $12,302net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Mount Mary College
M
Milwaukee, WI
 
Mount Mary College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,200enrollment
  • $21,063net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 925-1160SAT range
  • 16-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Cardinal Stritch University
C
Milwaukee, WI
 
Cardinal Stritch University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,646enrollment
  • $17,698net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 975-1100SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Carroll University
C
Waukesha, WI
 
Carroll University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 3,451enrollment
  • $24,094net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1233SAT range
  • 21-26ACT 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

  • 11,017enrollment
  • $14,276net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Viterbo University
V
La Crosse, WI
Viterbo University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 2,516enrollment
  • $21,095net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1170SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.54Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Wisconsin Platteville
W
Platteville, WI
University of Wisconsin Platteville

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 7,547enrollment
  • $14,706net price
  • 81%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

  • 7,970enrollment
  • $14,951net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.33Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Marian University
M
Fond Du Lac, WI
 
Marian University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Wisconsin

  • 1,593enrollment
  • $23,860net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 870-1120SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.16Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

University of Wisconsin River Falls
W
River Falls, WI
University of Wisconsin River Falls

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Wisconsin

  • 5,855enrollment
  • $13,633net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1