Top Ranked Colleges

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 Jamestown College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Jamestown College 603 467 1,115
2 University of Mary 498 1,059 801
3 North Dakota State University Main Campus 217 1,411 735
4 University of North Dakota 439 1,246 734
5 Dickinson State University 403 1,390 1,516
6 Minot State University 809 546 1,349
7 Trinity Bible College 941 521 1,445
8 Mayville State University 1,170 415 1,527
9 Valley City State University 1,150 1,465 1,147

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.