CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Minnesota 2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-mn/
To identify the Best Colleges in Minnesota for 2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies, College Consensus gathers college rankings and reviews from around the web and distills them into a simple, easy to understand score so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
College Consensus identified the best-ranked colleges in the North Star State (presented here in alphabetical order):
Augsburg College - Minneapolis, MN
Bethel University - Arden Hills, MN
Carleton College - Northfield, MN
College of Saint Benedict - Saint Joseph, MN
College of Saint Scholastica - Duluth, MN
Concordia College at Moorhead - Moorhead, MN
Crown College - St. Bonifacius, MN
Gustavus Adolphus College - Saint Peter, MN
Hamline University - St. Paul, MN
Macalester College - St. Paul, MN
Minnesota State University Mankato - Mankato, MN
Minnesota State University Moorhead - Moorhead, MN
North Central University - Minneapolis, MN
Saint Cloud State University - St. Cloud, MN
Saint John's University - Collegeville, MN
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Winona, MN
St. Catherine University - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
St. Olaf College - Northfield, MN
University of Minnesota Crookston - Crookston, MN
University of Minnesota Duluth - Duluth, MN
University of Minnesota Morris - Morris, MN
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
University of Northwestern-St. Paul - St. Paul, MN
University of St. Thomas - St. Paul, MN
Winona State University - Winona, MN
Minnesota, just by its nature, could only be a home for the hardiest settlers, and those settlers brought with them not only strength and toughness, but an overwhelming desire to improve the lives of future generations. That meant hard work, religious devotion, and, above all, a belief in the power of education. Minnesota's higher education system is largely composed of public regional universities, and many religious liberal arts colleges, especially those started by the Lutheran and Catholic immigrants. Today, Minnesota is statistically considered one of the happiest, healthiest, and best-educated states in the US.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris puts it, Minnesota was settled by immigrants who "brought with them a love for learning and a faith in hard work that set the stage for Minnesota's education landscape." These were Scandinavians and Germans who "weren't afraid of a little snow and ice," and their primary concern was making a better life for their descendants. Not only home to some of the nation's best colleges and universities, Minnesota "is tenth in the nation for the proportion of bachelor's degree graduates, and the state's high levels of health, wealth, and happiness are almost certainly tied to their high levels of education and work." From "nationally-ranked, top-tier small liberal arts colleges [...] founded by the faithful Protestant and Catholic settlers who envisioned the future for their descendents," to the University of Minnesota, "a center of learning, research, and culture for the Midwest," Minnesota's best colleges and universities are "more than a top 10 ranking can cover."
College Consensus is a new approach to college rankings. We combine the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce an aggregate College Consensus rating for each school.
SOURCE College Consensus