College Rankings - Most Affordable Campus Towns in Iowa

College expenses include more than just tuition and textbooks. The cost of living on campus is a huge factor in making school affordable. Here's a look at the top colleges and universities where students are able to financially keep their head above water.

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1
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
9.74 / 10
2
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
8.99 / 10
3
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA
8.86 / 10
4
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
8.82 / 10
5
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
8.74 / 10
6
Luther College
Decorah, IA
8.68 / 10
7
Northwestern College - Iowa
Orange City, IA
8.66 / 10
8
Dordt College
Sioux Center, IA
8.62 / 10
9
Graceland University
Lamoni, IA
8.54 / 10
10
Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA
8.50 / 10
11
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
8.50 / 10
12
Loras College
Dubuque, IA
8.48 / 10
13
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
8.48 / 10
14
Iowa Wesleyan College
Mount Pleasant, IA
8.46 / 10
15
Central College
Pella, IA
8.38 / 10
16
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
8.38 / 10
17
Upper Iowa University
Fayette, IA
8.36 / 10
18
William Penn University
Oskaloosa, IA
8.34 / 10
19
Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, IA
8.32 / 10
20
Clarke University
Dubuque, IA
8.32 / 10
21
Cornell College
Mount Vernon, IA
8.28 / 10
22
Waldorf College
Forest City, IA
8.24 / 10
23
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, IA
8.21 / 10
24
University of Dubuque
Dubuque, IA
8.19 / 10
25
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA
8.17 / 10