Yesterday, I reviewed Niche's annual grades of Minnesota school districts. The results I found were a bit shocking. So today, I decided it was only fitting to investigate the 'grades' of our beloved post-secondary schools.

I graduated from the every so glamourous Minnesota State University, Mankato. Now, I loved that school, but I had a feeling it wasn't top-rated. And I was right. I assumed the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities would be top dog, but alas, I was wrong! The number one college is actually right in our backyard (aka in Northfield).

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Top-Rated Colleges In Minnesota 

1. Carleton College in Northfield

2. Macalester College in St. Paul

3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

4. St. Olaf College in Northfield

5. University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

Breakdown of the Report Cards:

Academics category is 40% of grade

Value category is 27.5% of grade

Professors category is 7.5% of grade

Campus category is 5.0% of grade

Diversity category is 5.0% of grade

Student Life category is 5.0% of grade

Local Area category is 2.5% of grade

Safety category is 2.5% of grade

The remaining 5% is based on student surveys on their overall experience.

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For more information on the sources used to compile data, click here

I do have to note, Minnesota State Mankato did get As in the following categories: Athletics, Student Life, and Party Scene. Basically, all the important things, right?

Keep scrolling to see what ten campuses are the best based solely on campus food!

10 Best Colleges in Minnesota Ranked by Campus Food

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