My top picks for the Midwest encompass a wide range of colleges and universities -- private and public, urban and rural, large and small, secular and religious. The 30 colleges and universities on my list were chosen based on a range of factors including retention rates, graduation rates, student engagement, academic strengths, and financial aid.
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It will come as no surprise that schools like Notre Dame, Northwestern, the University of Chicago, Carleton and Grinnell made the list. Other schools may be less familiar. To see who made the cut, check out the 30 top Midwest colleges and universities. If there is a school that you think should have made the list, share your recommendation below.
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