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The Best Colleges in Indiana Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Indiana as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Indiana 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 Indiana is University of Notre Dame.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Indiana
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Notre Dame 35 45 3
2 Rose Hulman Institute of Technology 75 533 182
3 Earlham College 117 332 388
4 Purdue University Main Campus 146 458 352
5 DePauw University 209 718 91
6 Butler University 229 660 258
7 Wabash College 322 591 214
8 Indiana University Bloomington 178 1,012 259
9 Goshen College 466 619 240
10 Saint Mary's College 408 1,067 159
11 University of Evansville 407 809 491
12 Taylor University 295 1,321 142
13 Valparaiso University 342 1,250 269
14 Indiana Wesleyan University 509 874 290
15 Hanover College 372 1,249 268
16 Marian University 590 488 597
17 Ball State University 406 568 684
18 Anderson University 952 659 460
19 Grace College and Theological Seminary 508 1,184 660
20 Oakland City University 800 841 439
21 Holy Cross College 196 938 1,624
22 Trine University 762 812 1,066
23 Huntington University 723 1,153 492
24 Franklin College 589 1,065 901
25 University of Indianapolis 677 1,185 786
26 Saint Josephs College 1,107 1,044 598
27 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 635 1,124 1,364
28 Saint Mary of the Woods College 1,075 1,013 630
29 Bethel College Mishawaka 761 1,386 900
30 Purdue University Calumet Campus 1,074 489 1,466
31 University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne 841 1,549 720
32 Purdue University North Central Campus 1,106 303 1,602
33 Manchester University 1,345 532 816
34 University of Southern Indiana 725 1,463 1,341
35 Indiana University East 918 811 1,583
36 Indiana State University 953 1,289 1,126
37 Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne 724 1,462 1,504
38 Indiana University South Bend 916 1,066 1,555
39 Indiana Institute of Technology 799 1,011 1,596
40 Indiana University Kokomo 915 810 1,573
41 Indiana University Northwest 1,025 939 1,546
42 Indiana University Southeast 917 1,217 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.