Messiah College

Best Regional Colleges – North
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2019

May 29, 2019
Best Regional Colleges North 2019

College Consensus has turned its signature method to ranking the Best Regional Colleges-North, providing future and current students with the big picture of the north’s best undergraduate colleges. This independent guide combines the most influential publisher rankings with the more reliable student reviews to help students find their way to the Northern colleges that have built a reputation among experts and students alike.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Colleges in the North?

There are two halves to the College Consensus. One half is the Publisher Rating, which puts together all of the most current rankings from standard-setters like U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, and WalletHub. The other half is the Student Reviews Rating, made up of the most reliable student reviews from sites including Cappex and My Plan. These two ratings combined determine the College Consensus, the internet’s most comprehensive, aggregate college ranking.

College Consensus’ ranking of the Best Regional Colleges-North recognizes the undergraduate colleges that do the job of preparing an educated workforce. Regional colleges are defined as being primarily associate’s and bachelor’s institutions that offer programs for a statewide or regional audience. The Best Regional College-North includes the smaller colleges and junior colleges that do not have master’s programs or high-profile research, but do make top-quality education accessible. The North has a lot of competition, but these are the colleges experts and students agree are the smartest choices.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

With our unique method, College Consensus forms a ranking that represents the best regional colleges in the north in a different light than usual. By taking into account both publisher rankings and student reviews, everything makes it in – academic reputation, student satisfaction, social mobility, affordability, and much more. That means some colleges that get overlooked in other rankings get their say, and others that dominate the conversation have to give some way. It’s a less biased, more inclusive ranking to end all rankings. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Consensus Best Regional Colleges-North are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Messiah College

Messiah College
65.5
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

2

Cedar Crest College

Cedar Crest College
61.9
College Consensus
54.3
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

3

St Francis College

St Francis College
59.8
College Consensus
50.2
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

4

Colby-Sawyer College

59.1
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
69.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

5

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred
59
College Consensus
45.6
Publisher Consensus
72.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

6

University of Maine at Farmington

Maine Farmington
57.4
College Consensus
43.3
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

7

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill
56.5
College Consensus
42.3
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

8

University of Maine at Fort Kent

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54.8
College Consensus
32.2
Publisher Consensus
77.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

9

Wilson College

Wilson College
54.4
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
64.6
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

10

Pennsylvania College of Technology

53.9
College Consensus
39.8
Publisher Consensus
68.1
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

11

La Roche College

La Roche College
53.7
College Consensus
39
Publisher Consensus
68.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

12

Becker College

53.6
College Consensus
39.6
Publisher Consensus
67.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

13

Wesley College

53.4
College Consensus
38.5
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

14

Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale State College
51.4
College Consensus
42.8
Publisher Consensus
60
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

15

Castleton University

Castleton University
51
College Consensus
34.2
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

16

Lyndon State College

Lyndon State College
50.8
College Consensus
40.3
Publisher Consensus
61.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

17

Mount Aloysius College

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50.6
College Consensus
37
Publisher Consensus
64.2
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

18

Keystone College

Keystone College
49
College Consensus
33.6
Publisher Consensus
64.4
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

19

Southern Vermont College

47.9
College Consensus
37.3
Publisher Consensus
58.5
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019

20

CUNY York College

44.7
College Consensus
28.8
Publisher Consensus
60.7
Student Consensus
Accessed May, 2019