List of 39 best universities in Iowa

We ranked 39 best universities in Iowa based on their reputation, research performance, and alumni impact. We processed 8.65M citations received by 209K publications made by 39 universities in Iowa, measured the popularity of 1,330 recognized alumni, and utilized the largest available links database (to compare non-academic prominence).

#1 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%
#2 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%
#3 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
1130
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
83%
#4 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$30,321
#5 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1446
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$32,091
#6 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$25,291
#7 in Iowa
Net Price
$23,515
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$8,420
Enrollment
2,178
#8 in Iowa
Enrollment
1,559
Male:Female
49:51
Founded
1898
#9 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1174
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$25,028
#10 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$13,802
Receiving Aid
87%
Average Aid
$14,928
#11 in Iowa
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average SAT
1075
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$26,497
#12 in Iowa
#1000 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1172
Average ACT
25
Net Price
$25,982
#13 in Iowa
#1075 in North America
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1083
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$21,690
#14 in Iowa
#1106 in North America
Acceptance Rate
80%
Net Price
$21,155
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$38,272
#15 in Iowa
#1148 in North America
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average SAT
1085
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$23,248
#16 in Iowa
#1176 in North America
Acceptance Rate
58%
Net Price
$22,418
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,827
#17 in Iowa
#1184 in North America
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1135
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$20,457
#18 in Iowa
#1270 in North America
Acceptance Rate
74%
Average SAT
1110
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$24,513
#19 in Iowa
#1319 in North America
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
953
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$23,187
#20 in Iowa
#1321 in North America
Acceptance Rate
56%
Net Price
$18,300
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$30,803
#21 in Iowa
#1359 in North America
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1000
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$18,434
#22 in Iowa
#1374 in North America
Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$22,146
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,809
#23 in Iowa
#1381 in North America
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1022
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$25,756
#24 in Iowa
#1408 in North America
Acceptance Rate
79%
Average SAT
949
Average ACT
20
Net Price
$27,043
#25 in Iowa
#1462 in North America
Acceptance Rate
97%
Average SAT
1015
Average ACT
21
Net Price
$19,423
#26 in Iowa
#1537 in North America
Acceptance Rate
61%
Average SAT
1015
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$20,345
#27 in Iowa
#1558 in North America
Acceptance Rate
65%
Net Price
$22,233
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,533
#28 in Iowa
#1675 in North America
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
920
Average ACT
19
Net Price
$31,813
#29 in Iowa
#1686 in North America
Acceptance Rate
76%
Net Price
$25,182
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$23,054
#30 in Iowa
#1809 in North America
Acceptance Rate
55%
Net Price
$21,256
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$17,641
#31 in Iowa
#1871 in North America
Enrollment
203
Male:Female
35:65
#32 in Iowa
#1979 in North America
Acceptance Rate
100%
Net Price
$1,585
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$18,525
#33 in Iowa
#1980 in North America
Acceptance Rate
65%
Enrollment
678
Male:Female
10:90
Founded
1989
#34 in Iowa
#1998 in North America
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average ACT
22
Net Price
$21,339
Receiving Aid
91%
#35 in Iowa
#2247 in North America
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1165
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$16,896
#36 in Iowa
#2272 in North America
Acceptance Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
Average ACT
23
Net Price
$15,696
#37 in Iowa
#2313 in North America
Net Price
$20,105
Receiving Aid
85%
Average Aid
$5,786
Enrollment
120
#38 in Iowa
#2395 in North America
Acceptance Rate
59%
Net Price
$16,930
Receiving Aid
100%
Average Aid
$8,048
#39 in Iowa
#2457 in North America
Acceptance Rate
33%
Receiving Aid
0%
Enrollment
49
Male:Female
67:33

Closest to Iowa states

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
Missouri 67 37
Wisconsin 47 13
Illinois 100 16
Minnesota 48 14
Kansas 32 65
Nebraska 23 69
Indiana 55 32
South Dakota 15 239
Michigan 62 3
Arkansas 24 126
Oklahoma 31 95
Kentucky 38 61
North Dakota 14 186
Ohio 90 19
Tennessee 56 51
Mississippi 18 135
Colorado 38 44
West Virginia 26 107
Alabama 33 87
Wyoming 1 140
Louisiana 27 78
Pennsylvania 155 10
Virginia 63 40
Georgia 63 48
North Carolina 65 17
Texas 119 21
South Carolina 37 86
District of Columbia 15 70
Maryland 34 12
New Mexico 12 80
Montana 12 148
New York 221 8
Delaware 5 90
New Jersey 47 15
Utah 20 46
Vermont 17 106
Connecticut 28 9
Idaho 10 159
Massachusetts 88 1
New Hampshire 16 68
Rhode Island 12 52
Arizona 25 35
Florida 109 27
Maine 19 156
Nevada 10 131
Washington 57 7
Oregon 31 66
California 249 2
Puerto Rico 52 404
Virgin Islands 1 799
Alaska 6 178
Hawaii 10 189
American Samoa 1 1785
Northern Marianas 1 1824
Guam 2 601