Minnesota has several notable liberal arts colleges and a mix of large and midsize universities across the state. Some of Minnesota’s private colleges offer more than five hundred million in institutional grants and scholarships to their students. Students who are residents of Minnesota have the option of attending select public colleges and universities in surrounding eight states through the Midwest Student Exchange Program and pay no more than 150 percent of the in-state tuition rate.
Carleton College is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, and highly selective. Carleton has the distinguishing feature of having an academic calendar based on the trimester system, with each term lasting about ten weeks.
St. Olaf College is a moderately selective college in Northfield, MN.
Bethany Lutheran College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Bethany Lutheran College is committed to educating their students about the Bible and how they teach their classes is governed by the Christian faith. It offers its students majors such as pre-med, pre-law, exercise science, and music. In order to graduate from this college, students need to take religious courses in addition to their general educational courses.
The College of Saint Benedict is a women’s college committed to global learning and connection, which extends to experiences inside and outside of the classroom.
Concordia College Moorhead is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This college provides a supportive atmosphere for students to develop their skills, and pushes its students to be wholly capable of handling anything the world throws their way. Concordia offers its students over 60 majors to choose from, popular ones among them being Education, Business and Biology, in addition to the core liberal arts program.
Gustavus Adolphus College holds a long-standing affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This college offers over 65 majors to its students, with Biology and Business Commerce programs being the popular ones. The college has as its 5 core values: faith, justice, excellence, service and community. Gustavus Adolphus is a moderately selective college.
Macalester College is a selective college which has been maintaining high standards in academics. It is relatively selective, and has nearly 60 academic concentrations to offer its students.
St. John’s University is an all-men’s college which operates as a partner school alongside the all-women College of Saint Benedict. This college has a strong focus on leadership and emphasizes an overall well-rounded personal development of its young men. It has a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1, and is a moderately selective college.
University of Minnesota-Morris offers its students over 30 majors including Computer Science, Physical Science, and Visual and Performing Arts. The university’s dedication to alternative education has set them apart from other colleges and universities across the country.
Minnesota offers a student quality education through its numerous liberal arts colleges. Through faculty-directed research and internships, and with meaningful real-world experiences and workforce preparation, these colleges help a student acquire skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world, including the ability to critically analyse and synthesize information and ideas.