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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Minnesota for Students from Netherlands

2 Colleges
$44,808 Avg Tuition & Fees*
72% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

International students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in Minnesota ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 2 colleges and universities across Minnesota to determine which were the best for Dutch students in Minnesota. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in Minnesota for Students from Netherlands

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:


University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our 2021 rankings named University of Minnesota - Twin Cities the best affordable school for Dutch students in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. UMN Twin Cities is a public institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UMN Twin Cities come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities is about $33,325 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,845 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Macalester College

Saint Paul, Minnesota

A rank of #2 on our list means Macalester College is a great place for Dutch students in Minnesota working on their bachelor’s degree. Macalester is a private not-for-profit institution located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The school has a small population, and it awarded 679 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 15.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Vietnam come to Macalester to study. International students at Macalester can expect to pay, on average, about $56,292 a year to attend the school.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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Notes and References


*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 2 schools only.


  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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