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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading the 2019 ranking as the best college in is Colorado School of Mines.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Colorado School of Mines 74 408 286
2 University of Denver 175 446 168
3 University of Colorado Boulder 192 1,084 322
4 Regis University 367 482 490
5 Colorado State University Fort Collins 268 1,168 433
6 University of Colorado Denver 319 629 1,188
7 Colorado College 1,261 30 63
8 University of Northern Colorado 400 1,302 998
9 University of Colorado Colorado Springs 399 1,379 1,160
10 Fort Lewis College 544 1,169 1,278
11 Western State Colorado University 583 1,254 1,222
12 Colorado Mesa University 631 1,140 1,515
13 Metropolitan State College of Denver 874 592 1,565
14 Colorado State University Pueblo 875 1,415 1,393
15 Remington College Colorado Springs Campus 1,792 1,106 50
16 Adams State College 1,046 1,471 1,543
17 Naropa University 1,263 1,487 1,322
18 Johnson & Wales University Denver 1,822 1,233 961

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.