Top Rated Minnesota Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Minnesota for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Minnesota as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Minnesota is University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


9 results

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 52,376enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1490SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Minnesota Morris
M
Morris, MN

University of Minnesota Morris

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,286enrollment
  • $11,147net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Winona State University
W
Winona, MN

Winona State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 6,545enrollment
  • $17,185net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 970-1280SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN

University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 9,884enrollment
  • $18,211net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Saint Cloud State University
S
Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Cloud State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 10,774enrollment
  • $13,697net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1250SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Minnesota State University Mankato
M
Mankato, MN

Minnesota State University Mankato

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 14,576enrollment
  • $15,201net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Minnesota State University Moorhead
M
Moorhead, MN
 

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 5,088enrollment
  • $17,324net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Bemidji State University
B
Bemidji, MN
 

Bemidji State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 4,279enrollment
  • $14,924net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA

Southwest Minnesota State University
S
Marshall, MN
 

Southwest Minnesota State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Minnesota

  • 6,986enrollment
  • $14,340net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 935-1102SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.21Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 18