Best Washington Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Washington for 2021

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. 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

1 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#2 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#4 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,563enrollment
  • $36,578net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#6 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#7 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 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

#8 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $27,947net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 16,121enrollment
  • $17,728net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,321enrollment
  • $22,010net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1025-1245SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
 
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 1,607enrollment
  • $24,596net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 12,342enrollment
  • $16,014net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#13 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 3,327enrollment
  • $14,909net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 960-1208SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 12,633enrollment
  • $12,764net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA
Bellevue College
B
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,226enrollment
  • $8,828net 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
  • $6,787net 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

 

  • 2,044enrollment
  • $6,880net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Centralia College
C
Centralia, WA
 
Centralia College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,167enrollment
  • $8,412net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA