Northfielders know that both and offer world-class education in our fair city.
But now the rest of the world does too.
In its annual report, U.S. News & World Report's release of the nation's best universities and colleges ranks both schools on opposite sides of the Cannon River high on their list.
Carleton comes in eighth for best national liberal arts college. With more than 2,000 students, the publication says the school has 19 varsity athletic teams competing in NCAA Division III, offers more than 170 student organizations and has a tuition (and fees) of $44,445. Carleton was ranked second for best undergraduate teaching, 13th for high school counselor rankings and 26th for best value.
St. Olaf comes in 55th for best national liberal arts college. With nearly 3,200 students, the school is involved in NCAA Division III sports, touts more than 150 organizations and has a tuition (and fees) of $39,560. St. Olaf was ranked sixth for best undergraduate teaching and 50th for high school counselor rankings.