Top Big-City Colleges in the Midwest

Aerial of University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel

(above: Aerial of University of Chicago Rockefeller Chapel)

The Wall Street Journal put together a list of the best big-city colleges in the Midwest, based on 15 factors across four main categories: Forty percent of each school’s overall score comes from student outcomes, including measures of graduate salaries and debt burdens, 30% from the school’s academic resources, 20% from how well it engages its students and 10% from its diversity.

Chicago owns the top spot with University of Chicago! See the full list here:

  1. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
  2. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 
  3. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 
  4. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 
  5. Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota 
  6. Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 
  7. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota 
  8. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri 
  9. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 
  10. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

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