If you have a high schooler, especially one who's a senior and plans to attend college in Iowa, they need to be applying to the best schools in the state.

There are so many great colleges in Iowa and each college has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to the variety of schools. But on a general level, these are the best colleges you'll want your kids attending.

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Ranking Iowa Colleges

Each college, not only in Iowa but throughout the country, has different schools that specialize in different subjects. Science, math, medicine, education, etc., are areas of education where most colleges offer degrees.

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To find the best colleges in Iowa, WalletHub compared 857 colleges and universities around the U.S. across seven key dimensions. After ranking each college, you can see where the top 10 schools in Iowa land.

You can also which schools are the best in Illinois, too.

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Top 10 Best Schools In Iowa

Hopefully, your kid is doing well in school, applying for scholarships, and applying for colleges. If they aren't applying to the top 5 colleges in Iowa, they for sure need to be applying to the top 10.

One of the top 5 colleges in Iowa is right here in the Quad Cities. Spoiler alert: it's not Scott Community College.

5. Saint Ambrose University

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4. University of Iowa

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3. Luther College

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2. Drake University

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1. Grinnell College

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Which universities in Iowa round out the top 10? From number 6 to 10 are Simpson College, Iowa State University, Central College, Emmaus Bible College, and the University of Northern Iowa.

Grinnell College actually landed in the top 10 best colleges in the Midwest region landing exactly at number 10.

Northwestern University in Illinois was the 8th best college in the U.S. and the best college in the Midwest.

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