The Best Minnesota Colleges

The Best Colleges in Minnesota for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Minnesota as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 as the best overall college in Minnesota is Carleton College. The top rated public state college is University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


25 results

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 2,097enrollment
  • $31,547net price
  • 19%acceptance rate
  • 1360-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.9*Avg GPA
Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,174enrollment
  • $31,458net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1320-1510SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81*Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#25 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,734enrollment
  • $17,279net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1260-1480SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.75*Avg GPA
St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,048enrollment
  • $27,779net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1430SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 10,035enrollment
  • $29,645net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Saint Johns University
S
Collegeville, MN
Saint Johns University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,777enrollment
  • $27,126net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1180SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
College of Saint Benedict
S
Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Benedict

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,782enrollment
  • $28,177net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1255SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA
Bethel University
B
Saint Paul, MN
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,692enrollment
  • $26,468net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1290SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 4,859enrollment
  • $20,172net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 23-25ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
Concordia College at Moorhead
C
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College at Moorhead

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,129enrollment
  • $23,970net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 956-1343SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN
University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,552enrollment
  • $11,682net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1260SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
Hamline University
H
Saint Paul, MN
Hamline University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,526enrollment
  • $22,253net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1260SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA
The College of Saint Scholastica
S
Duluth, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 4,043enrollment
  • $24,636net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.49Avg GPA
Augsburg College
A
Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,419enrollment
  • $25,311net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1055-1305SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.27*Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 11,024enrollment
  • $16,828net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1360SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
Northwestern College
N
Saint Paul, MN
 
Northwestern College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,623enrollment
  • $23,085net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1330SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
S
Winona, MN
 
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 5,560enrollment
  • $20,369net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1196SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Winona State University
W
Winona, MN
Winona State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 7,792enrollment
  • $16,617net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA