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The Best Colleges in Wisconsin Ranked for 2019

These are the best four year colleges in Wisconsin as ranked by CollegeSimply. This Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is University of Wisconsin Madison.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in Wisconsin
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 University of Wisconsin Madison 79 405 125
2 Lawrence University 72 550 197
3 Milwaukee School of Engineering 170 607 649
4 Marquette University 265 1,379 138
5 Ripon College 395 769 304
6 Carthage College 288 767 593
7 Saint Norbert College 497 1,118 305
8 Carroll University 539 866 647
9 Viterbo University 665 552 925
10 Wisconsin Lutheran College 338 1,395 487
11 Maranatha Baptist Bible College 394 929 843
12 Edgewood College 540 867 842
13 Lakeland College 664 342 1,156
14 Concordia University Wisconsin 1,757 606 618
15 Cardinal Stritch University 748 1,087 713
16 Bellin College 1,755 1,378 176
17 University of Wisconsin La Crosse 1,766 930 351
18 Marian University 1,091 768 809
19 University of Wisconsin Eau Claire 1,764 1,035 430
20 Beloit College 1,756 404 210
21 University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 1,767 608 889
22 University of Wisconsin Whitewater 1,763 832 740
23 University of Wisconsin Green Bay 1,765 1,036 714
24 University of Wisconsin Platteville 1,773 1,144 810
25 University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 1,775 1,280 533
26 University of Wisconsin River Falls 1,774 1,004 844
27 Mount Mary College 1,759 437 1,025
28 University of Wisconsin Stout 1,770 1,338 770
29 University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 1,772 902 1,219
30 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 1,758 528 648
31 University of Wisconsin Parkside 1,768 553 1,478
32 University of Wisconsin Superior 1,771 1,037 1,089
33 Silver Lake College of the Holy Family 1,762 343 1,157
34 Northland College 1,761 551 959
35 Herzing University Kenosha 1,863 141 1,849
36 Herzing University Madison 1,769 1,243 1,088
37 Northland International University 1,760 1,542 888
38 Alverno College 1,753 1,377 1,218
39 Herzing University Brookfield 1,864 1,514 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.