There are many lists out there that rank colleges and universities. It is important to know the source of this information and what the criteria of the survey. In this article we will list some of the top colleges located in the Midwest region of the US. They are listed alphabetically. We have also listed some of the rankings that they have earned and why they are considered one of the top colleges in the Midwest. This list has been compiled based on information obtained from the Princeton Review.
Top Colleges in the Midwest
These are some of top Midwest schools out of a total of 224 that were reviewed by the Princeton Review.
1. Albion College in Albion, MI
#7 More to do on Campus
2. Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA
#19 Class Discussions Encouraged
#18 Professors Make Themselves Accessible
#9 Students Happy with Financial Aid
3. Gustavus Adolphus University in Saint Peter, MN
#16 Best campus Food
4. Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL
#8 Best College Library
5. Knox College in Galesburg, IL
#8 Best College Radio Station
#3 Students happy with Financial Aid
#12 Professors Get High marks
#20 Class Discussions Encouraged
6. Lawrence University in Appleton, WI
#16 Professors Make Themselves Accessible
#8 Gay Community Accepted
#20 Best College Theatre
7. Northwestern University in Evanston, IL
#7 Town-Student Relations Are Great
#16 Best College Theatre
#12 Best College Newspaper
8. Saint Olaf College in Northfield, MN
#11 Class Discussions Encouraged
#11 Professors make Themselves Available
#14 Dorms Like Palaces
#3 Most Beautiful Campus
#20 Town-Students Relations Are Great
9. Washington University in St. Louis, MO
#16 School Runs Like Butter
#11 Toughest to Get Into
#8 Best Campus Food
#6 Best Quality of Life
#13 Dorms Like Palaces
As you can see there are many different ways to rate and rank colleges. You have to choose the criteria that are most important to you when you are choosing a school. What makes a college or university the best choice for you does not make it the best choice for your friend, cousin, or another student. This is why it is important to research schools that fit into the criteria that you have set for yourself, for your educational goals, and for your career goals.
Once you are able to narrow down your choices based on your own criteria, you will find yourself with a much shorter list of college options to make a more educated decision on which one is best for you, your personal goals, and your professional goals. After you narrow down your choices based on your criteria it is very important to visit the campus for each of your choices. How you feel being on the campus and interacting with the students and faculty is probably one of the most important criteria on your list. Remember, you have to spend the next few years of your life living in this town and attending classes on this campus.
Good luck and happy hunting!