The Best Value Washington Colleges

Best Value Colleges in Washington for 2023

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in Washington based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2023 CollegeSimply Best Colleges ranking but additionally factors in the typical price paid by students to identify the colleges that offer the best deals. Leading the list for 2023 as the overall best value college in Washington is University of Washington Seattle Campus. The highest value public state college is also University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


15 results

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#1 Best Value in Washington

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 16

Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in Washington

  • 3,443enrollment
  • $28,367net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 11

Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA

Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value in Washington

  • 1,083enrollment
  • $21,825net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 985-1210SAT range
  • 24-32ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Value in Washington

  • 1,559enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 59%acceptance rate
  • 1295-1455SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA

Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Value in Washington

  • 2,706enrollment
  • $25,368net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1376SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.71Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA

Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in Washington

  • 2,681enrollment
  • $25,785net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA

Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in Washington

  • 7,268enrollment
  • $36,843net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1330SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA

Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Value in Washington

  • 1,616enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 72%acceptance rate
  • 995-1225SAT range
  • 18-23ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 31

Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Value in Washington

  • 7,381enrollment
  • $36,880net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Puget Sound
P
Tacoma, WA

University of Puget Sound

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#10 Best Value in Washington

  • 2,173enrollment
  • $38,127net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1370SAT range
  • 26-32ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#11 Best Value in Washington

  • 29,843enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Value in Washington

  • 15,125enrollment
  • $18,398net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in Washington

  • 10,176enrollment
  • $16,441net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in Washington

  • 10,892enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 10

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA

The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#15 Best Value in Washington

  • 2,116enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA