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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 Michigan.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Michigan 44 71 57
2 Kalamazoo College 137 879 144
3 Andrews University 231 454 465
4 Hope College 232 911 161
5 Michigan State University 233 848 187
6 Michigan Technological University 198 913 415
7 Calvin College 212 1,178 186
8 Kettering University 181 787 574
9 Alma College 469 603 364
10 College for Creative Studies 595 275 635
11 Lawrence Technological University 213 493 1,071
12 University of Michigan Dearborn 302 605 908
13 University of Detroit Mercy 470 639 636
14 Albion College 593 814 330
15 Spring Arbor University 556 697 663
16 Central Michigan University 594 726 722
17 Grand Valley State University 471 1,121 466
18 Aquinas College 516 953 795
19 Cleary University 923 256 573
20 Lake Superior State University 373 455 1,325
21 Adrian College 805 492 907
22 Kuyper College 807 672 939
23 Northwood University Michigan 772 751 750
24 Western Michigan University 643 1,148 664
25 University of Michigan Flint 596 640 1,287
26 Wayne State University 557 698 1,506
27 Eastern Michigan University 1,052 216 1,199
28 Northern Michigan University 806 914 938
29 Cornerstone University 771 695 1,105
30 Oakland University 472 1,208 1,200
31 Ferris State University 727 910 1,039
32 Saginaw Valley State University 642 915 1,227
33 Finlandia University 1,130 123 1,326
34 Concordia University Ann Arbor 1,434 228 1,198
35 Marygrove College 845 166 1,556
36 Madonna University 1,113 912 1,135
37 Rochester College 959 1,496 1,136
38 Olivet College 1,439 788 1,003
39 Siena Heights University 1,441 696 1,137
40 Grace Bible College 1,436 604 1,433
41 Davenport University 1,435 1,147 1,518
42 Sacred Heart Major Seminary 1,440 1,293 1,754
43 Michigan Jewish Institute 1,819 684 1,830

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.