Best Colleges in Iowa

Attending college in Iowa doesn't come with the same bells and whistles as Los Angeles, New York City, or other big city schools. and for many students, that is the best part about it. Iowa's slower pace doesn't slow down its opportunities. With 60 colleges and universities scattered around the state, including 2 research schools, several masters universities, and 21 associates colleges. Plenty of job opportunities also await, including

Now don't think the simple Midwest life means there's nothing to do. Iowa happens to be home to plenty of great attractions, amusements, and nightlife hotspots. and trying to choose a side during the CyHawk Series is always fun. Iowa is also a political hub, where every four years, politicians come to sway voters during the Iowa Caucus. Check out the Iowa State Fair each summer in Des Moines or Decorah's Scandanavian town. When the sun sets, head over to Miyabi 9, a hip East Village sushi restaurant with a full service bar and plenty of friends to enjoy. If waving to strangers, making friends with genuinely nice people, and living large in a great educational hub sounds ideal, come visit the great state of Iowa. Wikipedia, "List of Colleges and Universities in Iowa", "Companies based in Iowa"

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Best Four Year Universities in Iowa

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Based on 76 Reviews
Luther College
Decorah, IA
Based on 20 Reviews
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Based on 16 Reviews
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Based on 40 Reviews
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Based on 52 Reviews
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Based on 32 Reviews
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
Based on 4 Reviews
Graceland University-Lamoni
Lamoni, IA
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
Based on 8 Reviews
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
Based on 8 Reviews
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
Based on 12 Reviews
Waldorf College
Forest City, IA
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
Based on 8 Reviews
Central College
Pella, IA
Based on 4 Reviews
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
Based on 4 Reviews
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
Based on 12 Reviews
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
Based on 8 Reviews
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
Emmaus Bible College
Dubuque, IA
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
St Luke's College
Sioux City, IA
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Ankeny, IA
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, IA
Allen College
Waterloo, IA
Kaplan University-Davenport Campus
Davenport, IA
Based on 40 Reviews
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
Based on 4 Reviews
AIB College of Business
Des Moines, IA
Mercy College of Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA
Hamilton Technical College
Davenport, IA
Divine Word College
Epworth, IA
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Urbandale, IA
Kaplan University-Mason City Campus
Mason City, IA
Kaplan University-Cedar Falls Campus
Cedar Falls, IA
ITT Technical Institute-Clive
Clive, IA
Kaplan University-Cedar Rapids Campus
Cedar Rapids, IA
Shiloh University
Kalona, IA

Best Community Colleges in Iowa

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public