The rankings of the Top 500 Colleges and Universities in the U.S. for 2018 have just been released. The top rated Iowa school may surprise you...or maybe not!

Grinnell College is ranked highest at #33 overall, and a 97 percentile rating. Not too shabby for the state of Iowa. It is obviously well regarded and has great scores based on several criteria including safety, affordability, and curriculum.

Coe College, located right here in Cedar Rapids, is the second highest ranked school in Iowa. Coe comes in at #134 overall and beating University of Iowa and Iowa State University.

And where did the U of Iowa and Iowa State rank? Find out below on the chart that offers a side-by-side comparison of school's scores.

You can also check out which school scored the #1 ranked honors for 2018 by clicking here. 

Overall Rank (1=Best)* Percentile (99=Best) University/College Total Score 'Student Selectivity' Rank 'Cost & Financing' Rank 'Faculty Resources' Rank 'Campus Safety' Rank 'Campus Experience' Rank 'Educational Outcomes' Rank 'Career Outcomes' Rank
33 97 Grinnell College (IA) 70.23 35 762 65 850 264 64 321
134 86 Coe College (IA) 59.04 158 582 173 839 155 265 380
138 86 University of Iowa (IA) 58.93 581 273 532 274 329 252 151
173 82 Drake University (IA) 57.76 228 774 625 805 554 115 119
220 77 Wartburg College (IA) 56.52 418 622 177 837 383 168 361
279 71 Iowa State University (IA) 55.53 732 219 869 616 187 307 135
440 55 Iowa Wesleyan University (IA) 53.31 256 256 58 629 60 918 814

[source: Wallet Hub]