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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

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 the 2019 ranking as the best college in is University of Wisconsin Madison.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Wisconsin Madison 79 392 125
2 Lawrence University 72 530 197
3 Milwaukee School of Engineering 170 584 649
4 Marquette University 265 1,324 138
5 Ripon College 395 742 304
6 Carthage College 288 740 593
7 Saint Norbert College 497 1,080 305
8 Carroll University 539 834 647
9 Viterbo University 665 532 925
10 Wisconsin Lutheran College 338 1,338 487
11 Maranatha Baptist Bible College 394 897 843
12 Edgewood College 540 835 842
13 Lakeland College 664 331 1,156
14 Cardinal Stritch University 748 1,049 713
15 Concordia University Wisconsin 1,757 583 618
16 Bellin College 1,755 1,323 176
17 University of Wisconsin La Crosse 1,766 898 351
18 Marian University 1,091 741 809
19 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire 1,764 999 430
20 Beloit College 1,756 391 210
21 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 1,767 585 889
22 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 1,763 803 740
23 University of Wisconsin Green Bay 1,765 1,000 714
24 University of Wisconsin Platteville 1,773 1,104 810
25 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 1,775 1,231 533
26 University of Wisconsin River Falls 1,774 969 844
27 University of Wisconsin Stout 1,770 1,287 770
28 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 1,772 870 1,219
29 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 1,758 508 648
30 University of Wisconsin Parkside 1,768 533 1,478
31 University of Wisconsin Superior 1,771 1,001 1,089
32 Northland College 1,761 531 959
33 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 1,762 332 1,157
34 Herzing University Kenosha 1,863 136 1,849
35 Herzing University Madison 1,769 1,195 1,088
36 Northland International University 1,760 1,470 888
37 Herzing University Brookfield 1,864 1,444 1,850

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.