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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 Carleton College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Carleton College 25 54 22
2 Macalester College 42 133 71
3 St Olaf College 89 222 95
4 University of Minnesota Twin Cities 59 206 296
5 University of Minnesota Morris 228 488 548
6 Augsburg College 393 221 417
7 University of St Thomas 195 1,214 226
8 Hamline University 305 833 332
9 Martin Luther College 99 1,213 243
10 Bethel University 227 1,189 242
11 Minneapolis College of Art and Design 434 692 297
12 The College of Saint Scholastica 685 656 469
13 Northwestern College 306 1,300 442
14 University of Minnesota Duluth 361 1,051 693
15 Winona State University 872 541 726
16 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 730 1,117 499
17 Bethany Lutheran College 597 1,144 754
18 Crown College 1,038 390 822
19 St Catherine University 459 1,372 418
20 Minnesota State University Moorhead 684 540 1,043
21 Minnesota State University Mankato 759 601 866
22 North Central University 598 727 1,205
23 University of Minnesota Crookston 760 777 1,007
24 Southwest Minnesota State University 835 391 1,232
25 Saint Cloud State University 494 1,258 944
26 Gustavus Adolphus College 1,450 691 121
27 University of Minnesota Rochester 712 737 1,854
28 Oak Hills Christian College 1,189 33 1,498
29 Concordia College at Moorhead 1,448 690 316
30 Bemidji State University 1,447 655 1,142
31 Concordia University Saint Paul 1,449 456 943
32 Dunwoody College of Technology 1,456 744 1,766
33 Crossroads College 1,453 1,116 1,497
34 Metropolitan State University 1,451 1,495 1,458
35 Herzing University Minneapolis 1,452 1,496 1,764

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.