Top Rated Pacific Northwest Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in the Pacific Northwest for 2021

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2021 as the best public college in the Pacific Northwest is University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


16 results

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
University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 22,644enrollment
  • $16,080net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1310SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.6Avg 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
Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 30,986enrollment
  • $19,273net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1320SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg 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
University of Idaho
I
Moscow, ID
University of Idaho

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Idaho

  • 11,841enrollment
  • $15,017net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA
Oregon Institute of Technology
O
Klamath Falls, OR
 
Oregon Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 5,335enrollment
  • $16,670net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.42*Avg 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
Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 25,711enrollment
  • $12,710net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.38Avg 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
Boise State University
B
Boise, ID
Boise State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Idaho

  • 25,504enrollment
  • $13,237net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1230SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.4Avg 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
Western Oregon University
W
Monmouth, OR
Western Oregon University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 5,185enrollment
  • $15,896net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 960-1160SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA
Southern Oregon University
S
Ashland, OR
Southern Oregon University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 6,278enrollment
  • $12,022net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA
Eastern Oregon University
E
La Grande, OR
 
Eastern Oregon University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 2,978enrollment
  • $14,835net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 930-1145SAT range
  • 17-23ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA
Lewis Clark State College
L
Lewiston, ID
 
Lewis Clark State College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Idaho

  • 3,684enrollment
  • $10,978net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 870-1110SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA