The Best Washington Colleges

The Best Colleges in Washington for 2021

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Washington as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2021 as the best overall college in Washington is Whitman College. The top rated public state college is University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


14 results

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,475enrollment
  • $41,822net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1240-1450SAT range
  • 28-33ACT range
  • 3.74Avg 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
Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,291enrollment
  • $35,569net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1150-1320SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA
Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 7,563enrollment
  • $36,578net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg 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
Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 2,776enrollment
  • $26,249net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1290SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA
Pacific Lutheran University
P
Tacoma, WA
Pacific Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 3,207enrollment
  • $25,362net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1290SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA
Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 3,688enrollment
  • $27,947net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1250SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.55Avg GPA
Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 16,121enrollment
  • $17,728net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1280SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,321enrollment
  • $22,010net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1025-1245SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA
Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
 
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,607enrollment
  • $24,596net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 970-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA
Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 12,342enrollment
  • $16,014net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 950-1170SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 3,327enrollment
  • $14,909net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 960-1208SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA
Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 12,633enrollment
  • $12,764net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 920-1130SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.24Avg GPA