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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 Michigan.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Michigan 38 84 57
2 Andrews University 225 157 467
3 Michigan State University 242 726 187
4 Calvin College 194 982 186
5 Michigan Technological University 138 1,016 416
6 Kettering University 137 892 577
7 Hope College 226 1,241 161
8 Albion College 360 890 331
9 Alma College 455 776 365
10 University of Detroit Mercy 210 1,085 639
11 Lawrence Technological University 241 804 1,075
12 Spring Arbor University 433 865 666
13 Grand Valley State University 526 1,187 468
14 Olivet College 458 363 1,006
15 Central Michigan University 594 891 725
16 Kuyper College 757 923 942
17 University of Michigan Flint 457 689 1,291
18 College for Creative Studies 1,438 253 638
19 Cornerstone University 637 623 1,109
20 Rochester College 596 455 1,140
21 Northwood University Michigan 728 743 753
22 University of Michigan Dearborn 1,197 688 911
23 Western Michigan University 683 1,188 667
24 Cleary University 1,436 252 576
25 Ferris State University 456 1,086 1,042
26 Wayne State University 243 1,165 1,512
27 Adrian College 1,067 487 910
28 Eastern Michigan University 595 922 1,203
29 Oakland University 729 1,281 1,204
30 Saginaw Valley State University 758 1,018 1,231
31 Northern Michigan University 1,159 1,017 941
32 Kalamazoo College 1,442 725 144
33 Finlandia University 1,118 241 1,330
34 Marygrove College 1,037 171 1,562
35 Concordia University Ann Arbor 1,437 539 1,202
36 Aquinas College 1,433 1,370 798
37 Lake Superior State University 928 1,371 1,329
38 Madonna University 1,443 983 1,139
39 Siena Heights University 1,446 893 1,141
40 Grace Bible College 1,440 1,164 1,439
41 Davenport University 1,439 1,084 1,524
42 Sacred Heart Major Seminary 1,445 1,494 1,763
43 Michigan Jewish Institute 1,830 736 1,840

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.