The Best Value Western Colleges

Best Value Colleges in West for 2022

Explore the colleges that provide the best value for your money in the West based on academic quality, outcomes, net price and financial aid. The rankings are calculated using ratings from the 2022 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 2022 as the overall best value college in the West is Stanford University. The highest value public state college is University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Value Colleges are calculated and ranked on our methodology page.


115 results

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

#1 Best Value in the West

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
  • 3.96Avg GPA
Claremont McKenna College
C
Claremont, CA
Claremont McKenna College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value in the West

  • 1,264enrollment
  • $22,004net price
  • 13%acceptance rate
  • 1330-1500SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.89Estimated Avg GPA
California Institute of Technology
C
Pasadena, CA
California Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Value in the West

  • 2,240enrollment
  • $26,591net price
  • 7%acceptance rate
  • 1530-1580SAT range
  • 35-36ACT range
  • 3.97Estimated Avg GPA
University of California Irvine
C
Irvine, CA
University of California Irvine

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Value in the West

  • 36,303enrollment
  • $13,106net price
  • 30%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
  • 3.75Estimated Avg Weighted GPA
University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Value in the West

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA
University of California San Diego
C
La Jolla, CA
University of California San Diego

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Value in the West

  • 39,576enrollment
  • $15,222net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1480SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.09Avg Weighted GPA
University of California Davis
C
Davis, CA
University of California Davis

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Value in the West

  • 39,074enrollment
  • $17,026net price
  • 46%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1400SAT range
  • 25-33ACT range
  • 4.0Avg GPA
University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Value in the West

  • 26,179enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.17Avg Weighted GPA
University of California Berkeley
C
Berkeley, CA
University of California Berkeley

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#9 Best Value in the West

  • 42,327enrollment
  • $19,329net price
  • 17%acceptance rate
  • 1310-1530SAT range
  • 30-35ACT range
  • 3.86Avg GPA
University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#10 Best Value in the West

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA
University of California Riverside
C
Riverside, CA
University of California Riverside

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#11 Best Value in the West

  • 26,434enrollment
  • $11,948net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1280SAT range
  • 22-31ACT range
  • 3.8Avg GPA
University of Utah
U
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#12 Best Value in the West

  • 33,081enrollment
  • $12,881net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1350SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
University of Wyoming
W
Laramie, WY
University of Wyoming

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Value in the West

  • 11,829enrollment
  • $12,224net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1040-1240SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA
Westmont College
W
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Westmont College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#14 Best Value in the West

  • 1,226enrollment
  • $32,418net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1370SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA
Linfield College McMinnville Campus
L
McMinnville, OR
 
Linfield College McMinnville Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#15 Best Value in the West

  • 1,392enrollment
  • $28,517net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA
Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#16 Best Value in the West

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

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#17 Best Value in the West

  • 1,839enrollment
  • $41,102net price
  • 41%acceptance rate
  • 1270-1460SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.62Avg GPA
University of the Pacific
t
Stockton, CA
University of the Pacific

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#18 Best Value in the West

  • 6,263enrollment
  • $32,780net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1340SAT range
  • 22-30ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA