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CC Best Colleges Universities MidWest

Bringing the College Consensus method to the Best Colleges and Universities in the Midwest means giving students a fully rounded, unbiased perspective on what those in the know have to say about their higher education options. With a wide range of published rankings and student reviews out there, College Consensus brings together the most trustworthy data to make an aggregate ranking. That provides the fullest picture available for Midwestern students and future students.

Just like in entertainment and politics, it seems like the East Coast and the West Coast dominate everyone’s attention when it comes to higher education. But the Midwest has some of the highest-ranked, most trusted, and most-loved universities in the nation. The Best Colleges and Universities in the Midwest highlights those sites of excellence. The Midwest’s best universities educate and train the region’s professionals and workers, from teachers to police officers to accountants. These are the institutions that make the Midwest work.

How Do We Rank the Best Colleges in the Midwest?

College Consensus rankings combine the results of the most respected college ranking systems with the averaged ratings of thousands of real student reviews from around the web to create a unique college meta-ranking. This approach offers a comprehensive and holistic perspective missing from other college rankings. Visit our about page for information on which rankings and review sites were included in this year’s consensus rankings.

The Best Colleges & Universities in the Midwest category is limited to schools in IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI.

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What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

College Consensus puts the realities of college rankings and reviews front and center. Every ranking has its own methodology and bias, but putting them all together and including the perspective of students gives College Consensus a birds-eye view of the landscape. That wider perspective offers prospective students a more holistic college ranking that takes in all of what’s known and thought about the Midwest’s regional colleges.

The Consensus Best Colleges and Universities in the Midwest are listed in descending order by their Consensus score.

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88
College Consensus
94.2
Publisher Consensus
81.8
Student Consensus
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87.7
College Consensus
89.6
Publisher Consensus
85.8
Student Consensus
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86.9
College Consensus
90.2
Publisher Consensus
83.6
Student Consensus
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86.8
College Consensus
92.3
Publisher Consensus
81.3
Student Consensus
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86.1
College Consensus
94.3
Publisher Consensus
77.9
Student Consensus
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83.3
College Consensus
84.9
Publisher Consensus
81.7
Student Consensus
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82.7
College Consensus
87.7
Publisher Consensus
77.7
Student Consensus
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81.8
College Consensus
83.6
Publisher Consensus
80
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
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81.7
College Consensus
90.7
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
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81.3
College Consensus
77.7
Publisher Consensus
84.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022

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78.4
College Consensus
75.9
Publisher Consensus
80.9
Student Consensus
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76.6
College Consensus
73.3
Publisher Consensus
79.8
Student Consensus
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76.4
College Consensus
69.3
Publisher Consensus
83.6
Student Consensus
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76.1
College Consensus
72.8
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
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75.9
College Consensus
75.6
Publisher Consensus
76.1
Student Consensus
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74.9
College Consensus
70.4
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
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74.7
College Consensus
68.2
Publisher Consensus
81.3
Student Consensus
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74
College Consensus
64.1
Publisher Consensus
83.9
Student Consensus
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73.9
College Consensus
68.5
Publisher Consensus
79.3
Student Consensus
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73.9
College Consensus
71.6
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus
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73.3
College Consensus
71.7
Publisher Consensus
75
Student Consensus
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72.7
College Consensus
65.9
Publisher Consensus
79.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
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72.6
College Consensus
71.1
Publisher Consensus
74.1
Student Consensus
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72.6
College Consensus
67.6
Publisher Consensus
77.6
Student Consensus
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72.2
College Consensus
68.1
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022

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72
College Consensus
64.6
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
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71.9
College Consensus
64.6
Publisher Consensus
79.3
Student Consensus
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71.3
College Consensus
66.1
Publisher Consensus
76.4
Student Consensus
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70.9
College Consensus
61.1
Publisher Consensus
80.7
Student Consensus
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70.8
College Consensus
56.4
Publisher Consensus
85.2
Student Consensus
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70.7
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
82.7
Student Consensus
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70.5
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
80.2
Student Consensus
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70.4
College Consensus
71.3
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
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69.6
College Consensus
60.9
Publisher Consensus
78.3
Student Consensus
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69.4
College Consensus
64.3
Publisher Consensus
74.5
Student Consensus
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69.3
College Consensus
59.8
Publisher Consensus
78.7
Student Consensus
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69.1
College Consensus
60.5
Publisher Consensus
77.7
Student Consensus
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68.4
College Consensus
59.8
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
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68.4
College Consensus
66.2
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus
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68.1
College Consensus
65.2
Publisher Consensus
71
Student Consensus
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68.1
College Consensus
59.6
Publisher Consensus
76.5
Student Consensus
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67.7
College Consensus
57
Publisher Consensus
78.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
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67.1
College Consensus
56.1
Publisher Consensus
78
Student Consensus
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67
College Consensus
54.3
Publisher Consensus
79.7
Student Consensus
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66.7
College Consensus
54.8
Publisher Consensus
78.7
Student Consensus
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66.5
College Consensus
62.3
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
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66.1
College Consensus
58.8
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
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65.8
College Consensus
54.8
Publisher Consensus
76.9
Student Consensus
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65.7
College Consensus
52.3
Publisher Consensus
79
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
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65.6
College Consensus
51
Publisher Consensus
80.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022

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65.6
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
79.8
Student Consensus
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65.4
College Consensus
54.4
Publisher Consensus
76.5
Student Consensus
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65.4
College Consensus
47.3
Publisher Consensus
83.6
Student Consensus
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65.2
College Consensus
54.3
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65.2
College Consensus
56.9
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
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65.1
College Consensus
51.9
Publisher Consensus
78.3
Student Consensus
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65.1
College Consensus
53.9
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
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65
College Consensus
53.1
Publisher Consensus
77
Student Consensus
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64.9
College Consensus
61
Publisher Consensus
68.7
Student Consensus
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64.6
College Consensus
54.5
Publisher Consensus
74.8
Student Consensus
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64.6
College Consensus
52
Publisher Consensus
77.2
Student Consensus
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64.3
College Consensus
52.8
Publisher Consensus
75.8
Student Consensus
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64.1
College Consensus
56
Publisher Consensus
72.2
Student Consensus
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64
College Consensus
52.1
Publisher Consensus
75.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
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63.7
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
76.1
Student Consensus
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63.6
College Consensus
50.3
Publisher Consensus
76.9
Student Consensus
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62.8
College Consensus
46.4
Publisher Consensus
79.1
Student Consensus
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62.7
College Consensus
54.5
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
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62.5
College Consensus
49.5
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
62.5
College Consensus
49.8
Publisher Consensus
75.2
Student Consensus
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62.3
College Consensus
53.1
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
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62.3
College Consensus
47.2
Publisher Consensus
77.4
Student Consensus
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62.2
College Consensus
44.8
Publisher Consensus
79.6
Student Consensus
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62.2
College Consensus
53.4
Publisher Consensus
70.9
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.4
College Consensus
46.1
Publisher Consensus
76.6
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.3
College Consensus
44.8
Publisher Consensus
77.9
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.1
College Consensus
46
Publisher Consensus
76.2
Student Consensus
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61.1
College Consensus
49.5
Publisher Consensus
72.8
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.1
College Consensus
52.8
Publisher Consensus
69.4
Student Consensus
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61
College Consensus
51.6
Publisher Consensus
70.4
Student Consensus
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61
College Consensus
47.8
Publisher Consensus
74.2
Student Consensus
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60.7
College Consensus
49.5
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.6
College Consensus
44.9
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.3
College Consensus
44.8
Publisher Consensus
75.7
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
75.7
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60
College Consensus
45.1
Publisher Consensus
74.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.9
College Consensus
39.3
Publisher Consensus
80.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.9
College Consensus
43.3
Publisher Consensus
76.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.7
College Consensus
41.7
Publisher Consensus
77.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.6
College Consensus
45.2
Publisher Consensus
74.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.3
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.4
College Consensus
40.6
Publisher Consensus
76.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.3
College Consensus
37.3
Publisher Consensus
79.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.4
College Consensus
42.6
Publisher Consensus
72.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.4
College Consensus
35.4
Publisher Consensus
79.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.4
College Consensus
41
Publisher Consensus
73.7
Student Consensus
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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.4
College Consensus
37.7
Publisher Consensus
77
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.9
College Consensus
37
Publisher Consensus
76.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.2
College Consensus
35.3
Publisher Consensus
77.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.1
College Consensus
35.5
Publisher Consensus
76.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: March, 2022

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