Best colleges in Minnesota

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March 23, 2022
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Best colleges in Minnesota

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.

While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.

Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in Minnesota using rankings from Niche. Keep reading to see the best schools in your state.

#10. Saint John's University - Minnesota (Collegeville)
- Acceptance rate: 78% (1000-1180 SAT)
- Net Price: $27,126

#9. St. Catherine University (Saint Paul)
- Acceptance rate: 67% (1080-1270 SAT)
- Net Price: $20,172

#8. Concordia College (Moorhead)
- Acceptance rate: 68% (960-1340 SAT)
- Net Price: $23,970

#7. University of Minnesota Crookston (Crookston)
- Acceptance rate: 68% (1000-1180 SAT)
- Net Price: $11,483

#6. Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter)
- Acceptance rate: 69% (1080-1340 SAT)
- Net Price: $21,707

#5. University of St. Thomas - Minnesota (Saint Paul)
- Acceptance rate: 81% (1160-1350 SAT)
- Net Price: $29,645

#4. St. Olaf College (Northfield)
- Acceptance rate: 48% (1190-1430 SAT)
- Net Price: $27,779

#3. University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis)
- Acceptance rate: 57% (1260-1480 SAT)
- Net Price: $17,279

#2. Macalester College (Saint Paul)
- Acceptance rate: 32% (1320-1510 SAT)
- Net Price: $31,458

#1. Carleton College (Northfield)
- Acceptance rate: 19% (1360-1540 SAT)
- Net Price: $31,547

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