Top Rated Colorado Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Colorado for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Colorado as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in Colorado is Colorado School of Mines. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


10 results

Colorado School of Mines
C
Golden, CO
Colorado School of Mines

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 6,744enrollment
  • $27,675net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 37,437enrollment
  • $21,198net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 32,428enrollment
  • $17,609net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due May 11

University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO
University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 24,723enrollment
  • $15,585net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 22

University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO
University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 11,460enrollment
  • $16,510net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due May 27

Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,203enrollment
  • $16,951net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,469enrollment
  • $15,723net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO
Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 5,925enrollment
  • $13,388net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 910-1110SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 19,086enrollment
  • $13,563net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 870-1090SAT range
  • 14-20ACT range
  • 3.06Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 19

Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO
Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,164enrollment
  • $13,193net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 890-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1