The Best Pacific Northwestern Small Colleges

The Best Small Colleges in the Pacific Northwest for 2022

These are the top ranked small, public and private, four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest as ranked by CollegeSimply. These schools all have undergraduate enrollment under 3,000. Small colleges allow students a more intimate and personalized experience where it's more likely you will get to know your professors. Leading the list for 2022 is Whitman College. Learn how the Best Small Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


9 results

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,360enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Linfield University
L
McMinnville, OR
Linfield University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Oregon

  • 1,392enrollment
  • $28,517net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA

Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 2,756enrollment
  • $25,785net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 15

The College of Idaho
I
Caldwell, ID
The College of Idaho

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

  • 1,114enrollment
  • $21,343net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,184enrollment
  • $21,825net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1205SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,638enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 2,281enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 973-1183SAT range
  • 20-21ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Corban University
C
Salem, OR
 
Corban University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 1,160enrollment
  • $21,365net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 975-1185SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Northwest Nazarene University
N
Nampa, ID
Northwest Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

  • 2,109enrollment
  • $21,616net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15