Top Rated Washington Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Washington for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Washington as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Washington is University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


6 results

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA

University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 52,434enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.82Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 16

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA

Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 15,125enrollment
  • $18,398net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.46Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA

Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 29,843enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA

The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 2,116enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 99%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.12Avg GPA

Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 10,176enrollment
  • $16,441net price
  • 88%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.08Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 10,892enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.29Avg GPA

Applications Due Sep 10