The rankings from Niche for the best colleges have been released! We have the best colleges and universities overall all across the country. We also have the best overall colleges in Minnesota and, maybe more importantly if you're a student, the Minnesota colleges with the best student life.

As a college grad, just having fun with friends and experiencing everything your college has to offer for students is super important. I'd say that it's equally as important as your education, if not more important. You learn a lot about yourself in college thanks to those experiences!

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Let's start with the top colleges and universities across the country before moving on to the top colleges and universities in Minnesota.

2024 Top 10 Colleges in the US

10. Brown University - Providence, RI

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9. Rice University - Houston, TX

8. Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH

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7. University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA

6. Columbia University - New York, NY

5. Princeton University - Princeton, NJ

4. Harvard University - Cambridge, MA

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3. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA

2. Stanford University - Stanford, CA

1. Yale University - New Haven, CT

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2024 Top 10 Colleges in Minnesota

10. Bethany Lutheran College - Mankato

9. University of Minnesota, Duluth - Duluth

8. Gustavus Adolphus College - St. Peter

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7. St. Catherine University - St. Paul

6. University of St. Thomas - St. Paul

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5. University of Minnesota, Crookston - Crookston

4. St. Olaf College - Northfield

3. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Minneapolis

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University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Facebook - Eric Miller
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2. Carleton College - Northfield

1. Macalester College - St. Paul

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2024 Top 10 Colleges with the Best Student Life in Minnesota

10. Martin Luther College - New Ulm

9. Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Minneapolis

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8. St. John's University - Collegeville

7. The College of St. Scholastica - Duluth

6. College of St. Benedict - St. Joseph

5. Concordia University, St. Paul - St. Paul

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4. Macalester College - St. Paul

3. Minnesota State University, Mankato - Mankato

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2. University of St. Thomas - St. Paul

1. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Minneapolis

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