Western Public Colleges

List of Public Colleges and Universities in the West

There are 304 public colleges and universities in the West enrolling 3,518,255 students. Explore the list below to find the public college match for you. Public college tend to be larger in size and more affordable than private schools when attended by students with West state residency. The  West is home to popular public schools like University of California Los Angeles, San Diego State University, University of California Irvine and University of Washington Seattle Campus.


304 results

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,537enrollment
  • $15,718net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
  • 4.29Avg GPA
San Diego State University
S
San Diego, CA
San Diego State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,303enrollment
  • $14,499net price
  • 34%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in America

  • 36,032enrollment
  • $15,268net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1420SAT range
  • 24-33ACT range
  • 3.92Avg GPA
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 47,400enrollment
  • $10,692net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1470SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA
University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in America

  • 42,501enrollment
  • $18,522net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1530SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in California

  • 25,976enrollment
  • $16,767net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1480SAT range
  • 27-34ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
University of Hawaii at Manoa
H
Honolulu, HI
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

  • 17,710enrollment
  • $15,441net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1270SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
University of Colorado Boulder
C
Boulder, CO
University of Colorado Boulder

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Colorado

  • 36,681enrollment
  • $22,077net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1360SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in America

  • 38,167enrollment
  • $15,886net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1410SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.99Avg GPA
San Jose State University
S
San Jose, CA
San Jose State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in California

  • 35,400enrollment
  • $14,471net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1260SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.31Avg GPA
California State University Long Beach
C
Long Beach, CA
California State University Long Beach

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in California

  • 37,466enrollment
  • $9,903net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1250SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA
Colorado State University Fort Collins
C
Fort Collins, CO
Colorado State University Fort Collins

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Colorado

  • 33,478enrollment
  • $16,793net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1290SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,887enrollment
  • $14,864net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1490SAT range
  • 26-34ACT range
  • 3.82*Avg GPA
San Francisco State University
S
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#18 Best Public Universities in California

  • 29,778enrollment
  • $15,166net price
  • 67%acceptance rate
  • 940-1150SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,478enrollment
  • $18,002net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 22,644enrollment
  • $16,080net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
United States Air Force Academy
A
USAFA, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

 

  • 4,336enrollment
  • -net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1440SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA