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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 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 35 44 3
2 Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 75 513 182
3 Earlham College 117 321 388
4 Purdue University Main Campus 146 441 352
5 DePauw University 209 691 91
6 Butler University 229 634 258
7 Indiana University Bloomington 178 976 259
8 Goshen College 466 596 240
9 University of Evansville 407 780 491
10 Taylor University 295 1,271 142
11 Valparaiso University 342 1,202 269
12 Indiana Wesleyan University 509 842 290
13 Hanover College 372 1,201 268
14 Marian University 590 470 597
15 Ball State University 406 548 684
16 Grace College and Theological Seminary 508 1,141 660
17 Anderson University 952 633 460
18 Oakland City University 800 812 439
19 Holy Cross College 196 905 1,624
20 Trine University 762 783 1,066
21 Huntington University 723 1,112 492
22 Franklin College 589 1,029 901
23 University of Indianapolis 677 1,142 786
24 Saint Josephs College 1,107 1,008 598
25 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 635 1,086 1,364
26 Saint Mary of the Woods College 1,075 977 630
27 Bethel College Mishawaka 761 1,329 900
28 Purdue University Calumet Campus 1,074 471 1,466
29 University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne 841 1,474 720
30 Purdue University North Central Campus 1,106 294 1,602
31 Manchester University 1,345 512 816
32 University of Southern Indiana 725 1,398 1,341
33 Indiana University East 918 782 1,583
34 Indiana State University 953 1,240 1,126
35 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne 724 1,397 1,504
36 Indiana University South Bend 916 1,030 1,555
37 Indiana Institute of Technology 799 975 1,596
38 Indiana University Kokomo 915 781 1,573
39 Indiana University Northwest 1,025 906 1,546
40 Indiana University Southeast 917 1,173 1,484

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.