Best Minnesota Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Minnesota for 2020

There are 93 colleges and universities in Minnesota enrolling 353,763 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Minnesota below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Minnesota offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

Minnesota is home to nationally ranked institutions like Carleton College, Macalester College, St Olaf College and University of Minnesota Twin Cities. The highest ranked college in Minnesota is Carleton College and the top rated public state college is University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Local college options can be explored in Minneapolis and St. Paul or other cities.

93 results found

List of the Best Minnesota Colleges

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,097enrollment
  • $28,148net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1350-1530SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
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Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,174enrollment
  • $30,672net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1500SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,048enrollment
  • $27,587net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1410SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 50,734enrollment
  • $16,808net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
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Concordia College at Moorhead
C
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College at Moorhead

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,129enrollment
  • $24,228net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1370SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Bethel University
B
Saint Paul, MN
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,692enrollment
  • $28,706net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1290SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN
University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,552enrollment
  • $11,472net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1350SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
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Hamline University
H
Saint Paul, MN
Hamline University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,526enrollment
  • $22,090net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
M
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 854enrollment
  • $27,182net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.13Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 10,035enrollment
  • $31,470net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1380SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
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Saint Johns University
S
Collegeville, MN
Saint Johns University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,777enrollment
  • $26,201net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
The College of Saint Scholastica
S
Duluth, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 4,043enrollment
  • $23,942net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
Augsburg College
A
Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,419enrollment
  • $24,020net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1320SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.27*Avg GPA
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College of Saint Benedict
S
Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Benedict

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,782enrollment
  • $26,912net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 4,859enrollment
  • $20,523net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1260SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 11,024enrollment
  • $16,381net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
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Martin Luther College
M
New Ulm, MN
Martin Luther College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 972enrollment
  • $18,503net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1250SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
Crown College
C
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Crown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,510enrollment
  • $22,622net price
  • 55%acceptance rate
  • 900-1160SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.36Avg GPA