Best Minnesota Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Minnesota for 2022

There are 93 colleges and universities in Minnesota enrolling 342,145 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Minnesota below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Minnesota offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Minnesota is home to nationally ranked institutions like Carleton College, Macalester College, University of Minnesota Twin Cities and St Olaf College. The highest ranked college in Minnesota is Carleton College and the top rated public state college is University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Local college options can be explored in Minneapolis and St. Paul or other cities.


93 results

List of the Best Minnesota Colleges

Carleton College
C
Northfield, MN
Carleton College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,940enrollment
  • $30,843net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Estimated Avg GPA
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
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 52,017enrollment
  • $17,729net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1460SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg GPA
St Olaf College
S
Northfield, MN
St Olaf College

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 2,953enrollment
  • $27,838net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1390SAT range
  • 25-32ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA
University of St Thomas
S
Saint Paul, MN
University of St Thomas

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best 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

#6 Best 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

#7 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,668enrollment
  • $28,128net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 945-1195SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
College of Saint Benedict
S
Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Benedict

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Minnesota

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 1,339enrollment
  • $11,147net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
The College of Saint Scholastica
S
Duluth, MN
The College of Saint Scholastica

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best 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

#11 Best Colleges in Minnesota

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Minnesota

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

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best 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

#14 Best Colleges in Minnesota

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

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 11,841enrollment
  • $13,697net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1250SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.26Avg GPA
University of Minnesota Duluth
M
Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 10,275enrollment
  • $18,211net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Winona State University
W
Winona, MN
Winona State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 7,106enrollment
  • $17,185net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Minnesota State University Mankato
M
Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University Mankato

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in Minnesota

  • 14,761enrollment
  • $15,201net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.4Avg GPA