Best Washington Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Washington for 2022

There are 63 colleges and universities in Washington enrolling 331,435 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. 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 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, Seattle University and Gonzaga 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

List of the Best Washington Colleges

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,360enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,050enrollment
  • $36,843net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,295enrollment
  • $36,880net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 3,601enrollment
  • $28,367net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1160SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 15

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 31,159enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 2,756enrollment
  • $25,785net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 15

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#8 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 15,197enrollment
  • $18,398net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,184enrollment
  • $21,825net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1205SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 11,174enrollment
  • $16,441net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,638enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 2,281enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 973-1183SAT range
  • 20-21ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 12,349enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

Bellevue College
B
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,286enrollment
  • $9,536net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Bellingham Technical College
B
Bellingham, WA
 
Bellingham Technical College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,848enrollment
  • ($1,471)net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Big Bend Community College
B
Moses Lake, WA
 
Big Bend Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,892enrollment
  • $8,215net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 25

Centralia College
C
Centralia, WA
 
Centralia College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,314enrollment
  • $8,620net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

City University of Seattle
C
Bellevue, WA
 
City University of Seattle

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,052enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15