Best Pacific Northwest Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in the Pacific Northwest for 2021

There are 124 colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest enrolling 693,197 students. Explore the list of top colleges in the Pacific Northwest below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Pacific Northwest offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

The  Pacific Northwest is home to nationally ranked institutions like Reed College, Whitman College, University of Washington Seattle Campus and Seattle University. The highest ranked college in the Pacific Northwest is Reed College and the top rated public state college is University of Washington Seattle Campus.

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124 results

List of the Best Pacific Northwest Colleges

Reed College
R
Portland, OR
Reed College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 1,503enrollment
  • $32,069net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1325-1520SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 1,475enrollment
  • $41,822net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $10,692net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 7,291enrollment
  • $35,569net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 7,563enrollment
  • $36,578net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
University of Portland
P
Portland, OR
University of Portland

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 4,280enrollment
  • $36,051net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1350SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA
Lewis & Clark College
L
Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 3,396enrollment
  • $36,026net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1400SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.9Avg GPA
Linfield College McMinnville Campus
L
McMinnville, OR
 
Linfield College McMinnville Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 1,376enrollment
  • $29,521net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 22,644enrollment
  • $16,080net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 31,478enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 2,776enrollment
  • $26,249net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1290SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 3,207enrollment
  • $25,362net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $27,947net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
George Fox University
G
Newberg, OR
George Fox University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 3,941enrollment
  • $30,827net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1270SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Pacific University
P
Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 3,938enrollment
  • $29,432net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1260SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 16,121enrollment
  • $17,728net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
University of Idaho
I
Moscow, ID
University of Idaho

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Colleges in the Pacific Northwest

  • 11,841enrollment
  • $15,017net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA