Do You Know Minnesota’s Top-Rated College? (Surprise: It’s Not The U of M)
Earlier this year, I reviewed Niche's annual grades of Minnesota school districts. The results I found were a bit shocking. So today, I decided it was only fitting to investigate the 'grades' of our beloved post-secondary schools.
I graduated from the every so glamourous Minnesota State University, Mankato. Now, I loved that school, but I had a feeling it wasn't top-rated. And I was right. I assumed the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities would be top dog, but alas, I was wrong! The number one college is actually right in our backyard (aka in Northfield).
Top-Rated Colleges In Minnesota
1. Carleton College in Northfield
2. Macalester College in St. Paul
3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
4. St. Olaf College in Northfield
5. University of St. Thomas in St. Paul
Breakdown of the Report Cards:
Academics category is 40% of grade
Value category is 27.5% of grade
Professors category is 7.5% of grade
Campus category is 5.0% of grade
Diversity category is 5.0% of grade
Student Life category is 5.0% of grade
Local Area category is 2.5% of grade
Safety category is 2.5% of grade
The remaining 5% is based on student surveys on their overall experience.
For more information on the sources used to compile data, click here.
I do have to note, Minnesota State Mankato did get As in the following categories: Athletics, Student Life, and Party Scene. Basically, all the important things, right?
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