Top Rated Minnesota Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in Minnesota for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in Minnesota. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the highest ranked private college in Minnesota is Carleton College. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


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Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Minnesota

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Macalester College
M
Saint Paul, MN
Macalester College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,049enrollment
  • $35,589net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1280-1450SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.81Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $27,838net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 9,792enrollment
  • $31,799net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1340SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Bethel University
B
Saint Paul, MN
Bethel University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,814enrollment
  • $29,107net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1338SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Saint Johns University
S
Collegeville, MN
Saint Johns University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $28,128net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 945-1195SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

College of Saint Benedict
S
Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Benedict

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $27,960net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1200SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.57Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

The College of Saint Scholastica
S
Duluth, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,712enrollment
  • $23,215net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

St Catherine University
S
Saint Paul, MN
St Catherine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 4,277enrollment
  • $18,912net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1240SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 30

Hamline University
H
Saint Paul, MN
Hamline University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,113enrollment
  • $21,528net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 995-1225SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Concordia College at Moorhead
C
Moorhead, MN
Concordia College at Moorhead

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,973enrollment
  • $24,096net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1078-1245SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Augsburg College
A
Minneapolis, MN
Augsburg College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 3,346enrollment
  • $24,306net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 905-1208SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Crown College
C
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Crown College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,485enrollment
  • $25,977net price
  • 47%acceptance rate
  • 960-1150SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

North Central University
N
Minneapolis, MN
North Central University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,062enrollment
  • $22,259net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 950-1148SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1