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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

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 our 2018 ranking as the best college in is University of Notre Dame.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Notre Dame 23 43 3
2 Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 63 564 182
3 Purdue University Main Campus 161 439 353
4 DePauw University 208 683 91
5 Goshen College 428 596 241
6 Butler University 222 917 259
7 Hanover College 563 449 269
8 Indiana University Bloomington 190 1,113 260
9 Taylor University 264 1,138 142
10 University of Evansville 332 856 494
11 Valparaiso University 389 1,207 270
12 Indiana Wesleyan University 491 944 291
13 Oakland City University 865 104 440
14 Marian University 588 533 600
15 Anderson University 722 717 462
16 Ball State University 488 595 687
17 Manchester University 789 857 819
18 Grace College and Theological Seminary 489 1,112 663
19 Trine University 388 1,048 1,070
20 Huntington University 564 1,333 495
21 University of Indianapolis 679 1,274 789
22 Saint Josephs College 920 1,047 601
23 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 628 943 1,369
24 Franklin College 830 1,077 904
25 Bethel College Mishawaka 562 1,461 903
26 Earlham College 1,349 484 389
27 Saint Mary of the Woods College 1,005 918 633
28 Purdue University Calumet Campus 866 514 1,472
29 Holy Cross College 490 1,366 1,631
30 University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne 790 1,452 723
31 Purdue University North Central Campus 919 302 1,609
32 Indiana University East 974 532 1,590
33 Indiana Institute of Technology 972 798 1,603
34 University of Southern Indiana 832 1,384 1,345
35 Indiana University Kokomo 1,004 799 1,580
36 Indiana University South Bend 918 1,046 1,561
37 Indiana State University 1,032 1,275 1,130
38 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne 831 1,404 1,510
39 Indiana University Northwest 1,063 1,008 1,552
40 Indiana University Southeast 973 1,235 1,490

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.