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Top Colleges in Iowa Academic Key Facts Comparison

There are 3 public and 7 private schools in Top Colleges in Iowa. The average acceptance ratio of Top Colleges in Iowa is 70.70% where Grinnell College has the tightest rate of 24% and Iowa State University has the loosest rate of 91%. The average graduation rate is 72.90% and the average student to faculty ratio is 12.70:1 (7.87%).

#1. Grinnell College

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#1. Grinnell College

Grinnell, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
24%
Student Population
1,716
Graduation Rate
84%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$54,354

#2. Drake University

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#2. Drake University

Des Moines, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
68%
Student Population
4,869
Graduation Rate
78%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$42,840
Graduate
$11,818

#3. Iowa State University

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#3. Iowa State University

Ames, IA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
91%
Student Population
34,992
Graduation Rate
75%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$9,320 (in-state), / $24,508 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$10,990 (in-state), / $25,952 (out-of-state)

#4. Luther College

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#4. Luther College

Decorah, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
63%
Student Population
2,005
Graduation Rate
79%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$44,070

#5. University of Iowa

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#5. University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
83%
Student Population
31,656
Graduation Rate
73%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$9,606 (in-state), / $31,569 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$11,666 (in-state), / $30,613 (out-of-state)

#6. Simpson College

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#6. Simpson College

Indianola, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
84%
Student Population
1,444
Graduation Rate
70%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$40,666
Graduate
$8,633

#7. University of Northern Iowa

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#7. University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA | Public, 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
81%
Student Population
11,187
Graduation Rate
65%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$8,938 (in-state), / $21,222 (out-of-state)
Graduate
$10,432 (in-state), / $22,648 (out-of-state)

#8. Central College

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#8. Central College

Pella, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
70%
Student Population
1,117
Graduation Rate
72%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$38,600

#9. Coe College

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#9. Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
67%
Student Population
1,422
Graduation Rate
66%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$45,580

#10. Wartburg College

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#10. Wartburg College

Waverly, IA | Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Acceptance Rate
76%
Student Population
1,498
Graduation Rate
67%
Student-to-Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Tuition & Fees
Undergraduate
$43,930
Graduate
$21,900

Top Colleges in Iowa Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Comparison

The average undergraduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Iowa is $9,288 for state residents and $38,734 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. Grinnell College has the most expensive tuition & fees of of $54,354 and University of Northern Iowa has the lowest rates of $21,222. The average graduate tuition & fees of Top Colleges in Iowa is $11,029 for state residents and $20,261 for out of state students in academic year 2019-2020. University of Iowa has the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of of $30,613 and Simpson College has the lowest graduate tuition rates of $8,633. Next tables compare the tuition, fees, and living costs at Top Colleges in Iowa.
Table. Top Colleges in Iowa Tuition & Fees Comparison
RankSchool NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1 Grinnell College $54,354-$15,492-
2 Drake University $42,840$11,818$14,548$14,548
3 Iowa State University $9,320$24,508$10,990$25,952$11,579$11,579
4 Luther College $44,070-$12,775$12,775
5 University of Iowa $9,606$31,569$11,666$30,613$14,250$12,730
6 Simpson College $40,666$8,633$12,104$13,026
7 University of Northern Iowa $8,938$21,222$10,432$22,648$11,456$11,456
8 Central College $38,600-$13,479$13,479
9 Coe College $45,580-$12,490$12,490
10 Wartburg College $43,930$21,900$10,580$10,580
Average$9,288$38,734$11,029$20,261$12,875$12,518

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