Top Rated Colorado Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Colorado for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Colorado as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 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.


12 results

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

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 6,325enrollment
  • $26,856net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $22,077net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $16,793net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of Colorado Denver
C
Denver, CO
University of Colorado Denver

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 25,645enrollment
  • $15,865net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
University of Northern Colorado
N
Greeley, CO
University of Northern Colorado

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 13,437enrollment
  • $15,965net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 970-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA
Western State Colorado University
W
Gunnison, CO
Western State Colorado University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,034enrollment
  • $17,328net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
C
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 13,123enrollment
  • $16,221net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
Fort Lewis College
F
Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,319enrollment
  • $16,204net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA
Colorado State University Pueblo
C
Pueblo, CO
Colorado State University Pueblo

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 6,736enrollment
  • $14,797net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 940-1130SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.2*Avg GPA
Adams State College
A
Alamosa, CO
Adams State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 3,110enrollment
  • $13,383net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 890-1090SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA
Colorado Mesa University
C
Grand Junction, CO
Colorado Mesa University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 9,492enrollment
  • $14,788net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 930-1170SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Metropolitan State College of Denver
M
Denver, CO
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Colorado

  • 20,192enrollment
  • $13,067net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 890-1110SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 2.96Avg GPA