Cooper Union

Best Regional Colleges – North
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

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 the Academic Ranking of World Universities, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes. 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

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

74.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
85.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

2

United States Merchant Marine Academy

69.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
71.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

3

Messiah College

64.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

4

Cedar Crest College

62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

5

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred

61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

6

St Francis College

58.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

7

Wilson College

57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

9

University of Maine at Fort Kent

56.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

10

La Roche College

54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

11

Mount Aloysius College

53.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

12

University of Valley Forge

52.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

13

Farmingdale State College

52
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
60
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

14

Mount Ida College

51.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

15

Keystone College

51.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

16

Castleton University

50.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
33.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

17

Lyndon State College

46
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
35
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
57
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018