Whether you're an Ole or a Maverick; a Golden Gopher or a Knight; a Tommie or a Bulldog -- you're likely proud of your school and would defend her to the end.

Every year, Niche.com ranks the best schools across the country and here in Minnesota. While they also rank high schools, were going to take a look at colleges & universities in the state.

Where does your school rank on the annual list of the best colleges & universities in Minnesota? Here's the list along with each school's Niche.com grade for 2023.

The Top-25 Colleges & Universities in Minnesota

  1. Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota) A+ 🏆
  2. Macalester College (Saint Paul, Minnesota) A
  3. University of Minnesota Twin Cities (Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota) A
  4. Saint Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota) A
  5. University of St. Thomas (Saint Paul, Minnesota) A-
  6. Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, Minnesota) A-
  7. Saint Catherine University (Saint Paul, Minnesota) B+
  8. Concordia College (Moorhead, Minnesota) B+
  9. The College of Saint Scholastica (Duluth, Minnesota) B+
  10. Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minnesota) B+
  11. University of Minnesota Crookston (Crookston, Minnesota) B+
  12. Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, Minnesota) B
  13. Saint Mary's University (Winona, Minnesota) B
  14. Bethel University (Saint Paul, Minnesota) B
  15. Metropolitan State University (Minneapolis, Minnesota) B
  16. University of Minnesota Duluth (Duluth, Minnesota) B
  17. Minnesota State University (Mankato, Minnesota) B
  18. Saint John's University (Collegeville, Minnesota) B
  19. College of Saint Benedict (Saint Joseph, Minnesota) B
  20. University of Minnesota Morris (Morris, Minnesota) B
  21. Concordia University (Saint Paul, Minnesota) B
  22. University of Minnesota Rochester (Rochester, Minnesota) B
  23. Minneapolis College of Art & Design (Minneapolis, Minnesota) B
  24. Winona State University (Winona, Minnesota) B
  25. Crown College (Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota) B

All The Rest + Their Niche.com Grades

  • Hamline University (Saint Paul, Minnesota) B
  • University of Northwestern (Saint Paul, Minnesota) B-
  • Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis, Minnesota) B-
  • Bemidji State University (Bemidji, Minnesota) B-
  • Augsburg University (Minneapolis, Minnesota) B-
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead (Moorhead, Minnesota) B-
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, Minnesota) B-
  • North Central University (Minneapolis, Minnesota) C+
  • Saint Cloud State University (Saint Cloud, Minnesota) C+

You can take a deeper dive to see how Niche.com determines their grades, and rankings HERE.

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