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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2018

These are the best four year colleges in as ranked by CollegeSimply. This ranking is a subset of our national ranking of the best colleges in America. Our ranking methodology is purely statistical and not subjective in nature. Measuring factors include but are not limited to: student body intellect as indicated by admission scores, graduation rate and admission selectivity. In order to be considered for the ranking, a school must offer four year undergraduate degrees, selectively admit students and be a non-profit institution. Leading our 2018 ranking as the best college in is Reed College.

List of The Best Colleges & Universities in
Rank College National Academic Rank1 National Selectivity Rank2 National Graduation Rank3
1 Reed College 51 97 151
2 Lewis & Clark College 117 417 246
3 George Fox University 407 663 505
4 Corban University 500 118 878
5 Oregon State University 283 1,063 529
6 University of Oregon 343 1,095 401
7 Pacific University 315 1,127 530
8 University of Portland 180 574 206
9 Linfield College McMinnville Campus 573 1,171 247
10 Concordia University Portland 768 416 837
11 Oregon Institute of Technology 538 933 1,150
12 Southern Oregon University 652 1,096 1,383
13 Portland State University 539 1,341 1,273
14 Western Oregon University 882 1,318 1,246
15 Willamette University 1,661 1,097 193
16 Warner Pacific College 1,660 368 1,017
17 Eastern Oregon University 985 1,457 1,409
18 Oregon College of Art and Craft 1,658 500 1,117
19 Multnomah University 1,657 842 1,149
20 Pacific Northwest College of Art 1,659 1,422 1,151
21 New Hope Christian College 1,654 1,458 1,585
22 Marylhurst University 1,655 1,506 1,797

Ranking Methodology

Overall Rank is calculated based on the following school characteristics.

1National Academic Rank is calculated using standardized test admission data as well as GPA data for admitted freshman.
2National Selectivity Rank is based on admission selectivity for incoming students starting the 2016-2017 academic year.
3National Graduation Rank is based on the percentage of students graduating with bachelor's degrees within six years.