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Best Regional Universities – Midwest
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

April 10, 2018
Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-Midwest ranking from College Consensus uses our exclusive method to bring students a clear and straightforward view of the Midwestern universities that have earned their reputation. That means impressing the experts, and giving students something to crow about. Our aggregate ranking gathers all of the rankings and reviews fit to print into an overall score that says once and for all which universities measure up.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest?

The College Consensus method is refreshingly simple. We take all of the rankings published by reputable names like Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and put them together into the Publisher Rating. Then, we comb trustworthy student review sites like My Plan and Students Review to compute an overall Student Reviews rating. Those aggregate numbers come together to form the College Consensus.

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

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

Our goal with College Consensus is just as simple as our method. We intend to make sure that prospective students know exactly what they’re getting into, by giving them all the information we can in a concise, digestible form. The numbers don’t lie, and by gathering all the numbers that count, College Consensus helps ensure that students know which of their options have the stamp of approval from experts and students. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-Midwest 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

Butler University

Butler
70.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
67.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Drake University

drake
69.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
69.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Xavier University

Xavier University Cincinnati
69.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Bradley University

Bradley
68.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

University of St Francis

USF Joliet
68.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

Creighton University

creighton
67.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.2
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Truman State University

truman
67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

MidAmerica Nazarene University

MidAmerica Nazarene University
67.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
81.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Valparaiso University

valpo
67.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
63
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

IWU
67.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

Nebraska Wesleyan University

NWU OldMain
67.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Bethel University (MN)

Bethel University
66.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Saint Ambrose University

Saint Ambrose University
66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

University of Indianapolis

University Indianapolis
65.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

University of Evansville

Evansville 1
65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Bethel College-Indiana

Bethel College Indiana
65.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Grace College and Theological Seminary

Grace Lakeside 1
65.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

University of Northern Iowa

U Northern Iowa
65.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

Dominican University

Dominican University
65
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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20

John Carroll University

JCU
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Franciscan University of Steubenville
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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23

Kettering University

Kettering University
63.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Otterbein University

Otterbein University
63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Mount Mary University

Mount Mary University
63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
78
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Mount Mercy University

mount mercy University
63.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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27

University of Nebraska at Kearney

UNK
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Augsburg University

Ausburg
63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Detroit Mercy
63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

University Wisconsin La Crosse
63.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

The University of Findlay

The University of Findlay
63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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31

Malone University

Malone University
63.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

University of Illinois at Springfield

University of Illinois at Springfield
63.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

Lewis University

lewis u
63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

Marian University (IN)

marian Indiana
63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

Milwaukee School of Engineering

MSOE
63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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36

The College of Saint Scholastica

TheCSS
63.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

University of Sioux Falls

usf campus in summer
62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

Ursuline College

Ursuline College
62.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University
62.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University
62.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Judson University

Judson University
62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Michigan Dearborn
62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

University of Wisconsin Whitewater
62.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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45

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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45

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

University Wisconsin Eau Claire
62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

Olivet Nazarene University

Olivet Nazarene University
62.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Alverno College

AlvernoCollege
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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48

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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50

University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne

USF Fort Wayne
61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg University
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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54

Baker University

Baker BaldwinCity
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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54

North Central College

North Central
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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56

Northern State University

northern state
61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

Viterbo University

Viterbo University
61.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Lawrence Technological University

LTU header
61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Muskingum University

Muskingum University
61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University
61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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58

William Woods University

william wood
61.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

St Catherine University

St Catherine University
61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

Winona State University

Winona State University
61.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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64

Webster University

Webster University
61.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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65

Hamline University

Hamline University
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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65

Evangel University

Evangel University
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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65

University of Michigan-Flint

University of Michigan Flint
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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68

Capital University

Capital University
60.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Baldwin Wallace University

Baldwin Wallace University
60.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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69

Dakota State University

DSU
60.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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71

Anderson University (IN)

Anderson University
60.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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72

Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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73

Quincy University

Quincy University
59.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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74

Grand Valley State University

GVSU
59.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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74

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University
59.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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76

McKendree University

Mckendree University
59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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76

Stephens College

stephens college
59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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78

Saint Xavier University

Saint Xavier University
59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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79

North Park University

North Park University
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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80

Ferris State University

Ferris State University
58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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80

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Minnesota State University Moorhead
58.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

University of Minnesota-Duluth

University of Minnesota Duluth
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

Cornerstone University

Cornerstone University
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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84

University of Northwestern-St Paul

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58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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85

Siena Heights University

Siena heights University
57.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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86

Greenville College

Greenville College
57.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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87

Missouri State University-Springfield

MSU Springfield
56.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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88

Rockford University

Rockford University
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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88

Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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90

Carroll University

Carroll University
56.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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91

University of Mary

university mary
55.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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92

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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93

Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University
55.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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94

University of Dubuque

University of Dubuque
54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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95

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud State University
53.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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96

Aurora University

Aurora University
50.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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97

Minnesota State University-Mankato

Minnesota State University Mankato
50.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
36
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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98

Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University
50.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
35
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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