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2023 Best Small Colleges in Iowa

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  1. #2 Best Small Colleges in Iowa.

    Drake University

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    4 Year,

    DES MOINES, IA,

    959 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The best part of my Drake experience is that they catered to the phase of my life I was in. For the first two years, I was provided a lot of hands-on experience and guidance from trusted advisors.....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $30,321,

    SAT Range: 1110-1340,

  2. #3 Best Small Colleges in Iowa.

    Dordt University

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    4 Year,

    SIOUX CENTER, IA,

    405 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Dordt has been a fantastic school for me. I am in the education program and truly feel that I am getting the best education I can. I really appreciate the small class sizes offered at Dordt because....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $25,982,

    SAT Range: 1060-1330,

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  4. #5 Best Small Colleges in Iowa.

    Luther College

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    4 Year,

    DECORAH, IA,

    753 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Luther College is nestled in beautiful Decorah, Iowa. The campus is absolutely wonderful! Buildings are all easy to get to and kept up wonderfully. It is a smaller college and teachers/ professors...I transferred in my Junior year and they worked well with my Community college. Due to my excellent grades, I was able to obtain scholarships and pay less for two years at Luther than I would have...I was also easily able to transfer some credits into my Graduate program so that I could take the Advanced standing MSW degree.I would highly recommend Luther College! Decorah has so much to offer and the scenery is breathtaking!.

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    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 64%,

    Net Price: $25,291,

    SAT Range: 1030-1280,

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  6. #8 Best Small Colleges in Iowa.

    Cornell College

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    4 Year,

    MOUNT VERNON, IA,

    738 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am from San Francisco, and it was a very big change going from California to Iowa but Cornell College really made it feel easy, except for the snow and the cold! I love most of the professors and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 82%,

    Net Price: $25,028,

    SAT Range: 1060-1280,

  7. Southeastern Community College - Iowa

    2 Year,

    WEST BURLINGTON, IA,

    208 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says SCC has an excellent sports program for a two-year school. Coaches and Professors work together to help student athletes and the smaller class sizes definitely help them meet individual needs more...For students not involved in sports, the professors are still flexible and the college itself is set up extremely well to help students of all backgrounds thrive, with plenty of programs available...As usual, there were a few bad apples, and as a small school SCC doesn't have the funding to do everything other schools can, but it does its best with what is available, and I greatly enjoyed my....

    Read 208 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $6,719,

  8. #10 Best Small Colleges in Iowa.

    Buena Vista University

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    4 Year,

    STORM LAKE, IA,

    352 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I personally greatly enjoyed how open the campus is as well as how inviting and friendly the students and faculty are. I also like how they have their weight room set up and how they personalize....

    Read 352 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 56%,

    Net Price: $18,300,

    SAT Range: 930-1110,

  9. Northwest Iowa Community College

    2 Year,

    SHELDON, IA,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says In my last years of high school, I didn't know what I wanted to do for a career. My mom suggested powerline, as she works for the City of Forest City, and all of their linemen are outdoorsmen like me, and they love their jobs. I gave it a lot of thought, then decided to apply....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $10,395,

  10. Coe College

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    4 Year,

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA,

    510 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I am Currently going into my junior year at Coe and I have had an amazing time here. Despite us being in a pandemic Coe has managed to give it's students the college experience while still keeping....

    Read 510 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 81%,

    Net Price: $21,155,

    SAT Range: 1080-1300,

  11. Simpson College

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    4 Year,

    INDIANOLA, IA,

    351 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Simpson College has a very welcoming community. They respect the student body and give students a chance to take their education to a new level. There are lots of opportunities to make a name for....

    Read 351 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 87%,

    Net Price: $20,457,

    SAT Range: 1070-1200,

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