The Best Value Minnesota Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Minnesota for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Minnesota based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2022 as the overall best value college in Minnesota is Carleton College. The highest value public state college is University of Minnesota Morris. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


23 results

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN
University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,339enrollment
  • $11,147net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 15

St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 4,277enrollment
  • $18,912net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1240SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $27,838net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

The College of Saint Scholastica
S
Duluth, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 3,712enrollment
  • $23,215net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 2,049enrollment
  • $35,589net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Hamline University
H
Saint Paul, MN
Hamline University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 3,113enrollment
  • $21,528net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 995-1225SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 52,017enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

College of Saint Benedict
S
Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Benedict

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $27,960net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Saint Johns University
S
Collegeville, MN
Saint Johns University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $28,128net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 945-1195SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Augsburg College
A
Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 3,346enrollment
  • $24,306net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 905-1208SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Concordia College at Moorhead
C
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College at Moorhead

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,973enrollment
  • $24,096net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1245SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Bethel University
B
Saint Paul, MN
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 3,814enrollment
  • $29,107net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1338SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 9,792enrollment
  • $31,799net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1340SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Saint Cloud State University
S
Saint Cloud, MN
Saint Cloud State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 11,841enrollment
  • $13,697net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1250SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Bemidji State University
B
Bemidji, MN
 
Bemidji State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 4,577enrollment
  • $14,924net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Minnesota State University Mankato
M
Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University Mankato

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 14,761enrollment
  • $15,201net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 10,275enrollment
  • $18,211net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1