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Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, earned the No. 10 spot in the Midwest.Illinois Wesleyan University/Facebook

Business Insider released its annual ranking of the best colleges in America, highlighting schools that provide a quality education and graduate students on time, set graduates up to earn well-paying jobs early in their career, and create a memorable and enjoyable campus experience. (You can read about the methodology in detail here.)

Location wasn't a factor in the ranking, but when we zoomed out on our data to look at the top-100 schools in the country, a number of them fell in the Midwest. 

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (No. 12 on our overall ranking) topped the list of Midwestern schools, followed by University of Notre Dame and Washington University in St. Louis.

Continue reading to see which 14 schools not only shine as the best in the Midwest, but as some of the best in the country.