Top Rated Iowa Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Iowa for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Iowa as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in Iowa is University of Iowa. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


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University of Iowa
I
Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa

Public 4 Year

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#1 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 31,656enrollment
  • $17,008net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1340SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Iowa State University
I
Ames, IA
Iowa State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 34,992enrollment
  • $15,195net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1340SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of Northern Iowa
N
Cedar Falls, IA
University of Northern Iowa

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Iowa

  • 11,187enrollment
  • $15,760net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 980-1241SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.21Avg GPA