The Best Value Midwestern Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Midwest for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in the Midwest based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in the Midwest is Central College. The highest value public state college is University of Michigan. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


230 results

Central College
C
Pella, IA
Central College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,120enrollment
  • $21,690net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 993-1173SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 22,603enrollment
  • $28,344net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1430-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Washington University in St Louis
W
Saint Louis, MO
Washington University in St Louis

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 15,449enrollment
  • $27,233net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1480-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 4.21Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Notre Dame
N
Notre Dame, IN
University of Notre Dame

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#5 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 12,809enrollment
  • $29,981net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1400-1550SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
  • 3.91Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Chicago
C
Chicago, IL
University of Chicago

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 17,834enrollment
  • $36,584net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1500-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
  • 4.2Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Grinnell College
G
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,493enrollment
  • $32,091net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1353-1538SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN
University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,339enrollment
  • $11,147net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
I
Champaign, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 52,679enrollment
  • $13,517net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1460SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Estimated Avg GPA

University of Missouri St Louis
M
Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri St Louis

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 13,874enrollment
  • $10,039net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1255SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Purdue University Main Campus
P
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue University Main Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#12 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 46,655enrollment
  • $12,294net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

University of Illinois at Springfield
I
Springfield, IL
University of Illinois at Springfield

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 4,146enrollment
  • $11,628net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.42Estimated Avg GPA

DePauw University
D
Greencastle, IN
DePauw University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#14 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,752enrollment
  • $30,183net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.8Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Albion College
A
Albion, MI
Albion College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $19,557net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Saint Louis University Main Campus
S
Saint Louis, MO
Saint Louis University Main Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 12,229enrollment
  • $27,872net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.94Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#17 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 4,277enrollment
  • $18,912net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1240SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Missouri University of Science and Technology
M
Rolla, MO
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Value in the Midwest

  • 7,642enrollment
  • $13,476net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1238-1390SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1