College Rankings - Friendliest Townies/Locals in Iowa

Sometimes, "townies," or residents who live in a college town, get a bad rap. But these colleges and universities have affable townsfolk who embrace students for their youth, willingness to learn, and—more importantly—their business.

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1
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
9.55 / 10
2
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
9.47 / 10
3
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
9.45 / 10
4
Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
9.45 / 10
5
Luther College
Decorah, IA
9.27 / 10
6
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
9.20 / 10
7
Northwestern College - Iowa
Orange City, IA
9.18 / 10
8
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA
9.15 / 10
9
Central College
Pella, IA
9.12 / 10
10
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
9.12 / 10
11
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
9.05 / 10
12
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
9.03 / 10
13
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
9.00 / 10
14
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
8.99 / 10
15
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
8.99 / 10
16
Simpson College
Indianola, IA
8.99 / 10
17
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
8.97 / 10
18
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
8.95 / 10
19
Iowa Wesleyan College
Mount Pleasant, IA
8.80 / 10
20
Waldorf College
Forest City, IA
8.80 / 10
21
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
8.79 / 10
22
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
8.77 / 10
23
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
8.65 / 10
24
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
8.65 / 10
25
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
8.55 / 10