Best Washington Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Washington for 2020

There are 63 colleges and universities in Washington enrolling 359,482 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Washington below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Ranking methodology is outlined on the data discussion page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Washington offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

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

Local college options can be explored in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Vancouver or other cities.

63 results found

List of the Best Washington Colleges

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,475enrollment
  • $38,144net price
  • 50%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1450SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
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University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $9,443net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1460SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,563enrollment
  • $34,085net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1190-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,291enrollment
  • $35,581net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
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Walla Walla University
W
College Place, WA
Walla Walla University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,854enrollment
  • $23,940net price
  • 51%acceptance rate
  • 920-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA
Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 16,121enrollment
  • $16,117net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 2,776enrollment
  • $29,281net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
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Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 3,207enrollment
  • $24,567net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 31,478enrollment
  • $17,885net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $31,078net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
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Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 12,342enrollment
  • $14,124net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 12,633enrollment
  • $11,393net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 870-1080SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,321enrollment
  • $22,547net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1220SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
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Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
 
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,607enrollment
  • $22,695net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
University of Washington Bothell Campus
W
Bothell, WA
University of Washington Bothell Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 5,970enrollment
  • $7,536net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
University of Washington Tacoma Campus
W
Tacoma, WA
University of Washington Tacoma Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#16 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 5,354enrollment
  • $8,674net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.25Avg GPA
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Bellevue College
B
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,226enrollment
  • $7,337net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Bellingham Technical College
B
Bellingham, WA
 
Bellingham Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,316enrollment
  • $4,522net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA