Minnesota Best Colleges Comparison

View the Minnesota Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Minnesota Statistics

There are 123 colleges in Minnesota - 45 public and 78 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $17,921 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $15,626. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,179 and the average acceptance rate is 74% for Minnesota Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Minnesota. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Minnesota colleges at Minnesota Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Minnesota Statistics
Top 20 colleges in MinnesotaAll colleges in Minnesota
Number of Schools20 schools
(5 public, 15 private)
123 schools
(45 public, 78 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,622 (in-state)
$37,128 (out-of-state)
$7,056 (in-state)
$17,921 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,093 (in-state)
$13,855 (out-of-state)
$11,356 (in-state)
$15,626 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$21,342$9,121
Test Scores1,211 SAT, 25 ACT 1,179 SAT, 24 ACT
Acceptance Rate71.40% 74.21%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.25% 33.59%
Population133,630401,627
Undergraduate101,141285,966
Graduate32,489115,661
Graduation Rate69.90%50.32%
Transfer-out Rate19.69%21.41%
Students to Faculty Ratio14.20 to 114.42 to 1

Top Colleges In Minnesota Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Minnesota for academic year 2019-2020. Carleton College ranked top in the Minnesota Best Colleges Comparison and Macalester College and St Olaf College follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $37,128 for undergraduate programs $13,855 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Minnesota is 1,211 and the acceptance rate is 71.40%. The average students to faculty ratio is 14.20 to 1 for top colleges in Minnesota. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Minnesota Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Carleton College
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Private, 4 yearsNorthfield, MN
$60,225 $40,678 1,94018% 1,479 SAT
33 ACT
8 to 1
2 Macalester College
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
$60,518 $36,479 2,04931% 1,428 SAT
31 ACT
10 to 1
3 St Olaf College
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Private, 4 yearsNorthfield, MN
$52,670 $34,342 2,95347% 1,335 SAT
31 ACT
12 to 1
4 University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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Public, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN
$33,818
($15,254)
$9,528 52,01773% 1,400 SAT
30 ACT
17 to 1
5 Bethel University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
$40,080 $21,169 3,81489% 1,233 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
6 University of St Thomas
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
$48,329 $24,935 9,79276% 1,250 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
7 Saint Johns University
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Private, 4 yearsCollegeville, MN
$49,842 $30,428 1,66889% 1,163 SAT
25 ACT
12 to 1
8 College of Saint Benedict
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Joseph, MN
$50,126 $31,396 1,66892% 1,165 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
9 Concordia College at Moorhead
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Private, 4 yearsMoorhead, MN
$28,016 $28,323 1,97372% 1,149 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
10 Augsburg University
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Private, 4 yearsMinneapolis, MN
$41,007 $25,498 3,34676% 1,282 SAT
21 ACT
13 to 1
11 University of Northwestern-St Paul
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
$34,180 $18,625 3,50682% 1,220 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
12 Winona State University
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Public, 4 yearsWinona, MN
$16,684
($10,184)
$3,891 7,10677% 1,125 SAT
22 ACT
17 to 1
13 Minnesota State University-Mankato
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Public, 4 yearsMankato, MN
$18,200
($9,146)
$4,062 14,76169% -
22 ACT
22 to 1
14 Crown College
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Bonifacius, MN
$28,110 $13,655 1,48565% 1,055 SAT
21 ACT
16 to 1
15 Hamline University
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Private, 4 yearsSaint Paul, MN
$46,221 $27,230 3,11376% 1,225 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
16 Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
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Private, 4 yearsWinona, MN
$39,410 $25,500 5,15298% 1,113 SAT
23 ACT
18 to 1
17 The College of Saint Scholastica
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Private, 4 yearsDuluth, MN
$39,410 $21,578 3,71274% 1,210 SAT
25 ACT
14 to 1
18 Minnesota State University Moorhead
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Public, 4 yearsMoorhead, MN
$17,564
($9,468)
$4,360 5,54772% 1,110 SAT
22 ACT
18 to 1
19 Southwest Minnesota State University
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Public, 4 yearsMarshall, MN
$9,482
($9,058)
$5,503 7,25991% 1,019 SAT
20 ACT
16 to 1
20 Bethany Lutheran College
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Private, 4 yearsMankato, MN
$28,660 $19,654 76961% 1,050 SAT
23 ACT
11 to 1
Average$37,128
($10,622)
$21,342 133,63071.40% 1,211 SAT
24.6500 ACT
14.20 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020