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The Best Colleges in Minnesota Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Minnesota as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Minnesota 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 Minnesota is Carleton College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Minnesota
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Carleton College 28 49 22
2 Macalester College 61 174 71
3 St Olaf College 118 198 95
4 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 62 306 295
5 Concordia College at Moorhead 248 572 315
6 University of Minnesota Morris 126 630 545
7 Martin Luther College 325 845 242
8 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 415 491 296
9 The College of Saint Scholastica 272 755 467
10 University of St Thomas 214 1,257 226
11 Hamline University 374 779 331
12 Bethel University 159 1,223 241
13 St Catherine University 273 818 417
14 College of Saint Benedict 517 1,163 132
15 Saint Johns University 645 1,132 145
16 Winona State University 215 701 723
17 Augsburg College 414 667 416
18 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 558 631 496
19 University of Minnesota Duluth 326 1,051 690
20 Northwestern College 474 1,448 441
21 Crown College 960 320 819
22 University of Minnesota Rochester 114 326 1,844
23 Minnesota State University Moorhead 687 513 1,040
24 Bethany Lutheran College 473 1,097 751
25 North Central University 160 1,398 1,201
26 University of Minnesota Crookston 846 780 1,004
27 Minnesota State University Mankato 1,445 537 863
28 Saint Cloud State University 644 1,310 941
29 Gustavus Adolphus College 1,444 754 121
30 Southwest Minnesota State University 1,451 573 1,228
31 Bemidji State University 1,442 700 1,138
32 Concordia University Saint Paul 1,443 411 940
33 Oak Hills Christian College 1,450 75 1,492
34 Metropolitan State University 1,446 430 1,452
35 Crossroads College 1,448 1,098 1,491
36 Dunwoody College of Technology 1,452 912 1,757
37 Herzing University Minneapolis 1,447 1,050 1,755

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.