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The Best Colleges in Ranked for 2019

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 the 2019 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 49 124 151
2 Lewis & Clark College 130 824 245
3 University of Portland 236 794 206
4 Corban University 485 103 875
5 Oregon State University 283 1,071 526
6 University of Oregon 358 1,188 400
7 George Fox University 357 1,154 502
8 Linfield College McMinnville Campus 567 1,127 246
9 Pacific University 386 1,220 527
10 Oregon Institute of Technology 484 521 1,146
11 Concordia University Portland 1,007 282 834
12 Portland State University 527 1,372 1,269
13 Southern Oregon University 932 1,042 1,378
14 Eastern Oregon University 894 1,465 1,403
15 Willamette University 1,654 1,313 193
16 Multnomah University 1,650 649 1,145
17 Western Oregon University 1,655 1,128 1,242
18 Warner Pacific College 1,653 1,427 1,014
19 Oregon College of Art and Craft 1,651 1,455 1,113
20 New Hope Christian College 1,647 1,153 1,578

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.