To identify the Best Colleges in Oregon for 2019 we averaged the results from the most respected college ranking systems (Niche.com + US News & World Report) from around the web to produce an entirely unique CollegeReviews Score for each school. And then ordered the schools based on that ranking. You won’t find a more exhaustive ranking of the best colleges and universities in Oregon anywhere.

There are more than 100 colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools in Oregon. The Pacific Northwest state, known for having a scenic landscape and a healthy, outdoor-oriented population, offers a range of activities for students to take advantage of in their free time.

Both Oregon State University, Corvallis and University of Oregon in Eugene are ranked among the colleges in the West, but they also made US News & World Report’s list of best colleges.

Portland, the largest city in the state, is home to most of the colleges in Oregon. In the metropolitan area you’ll find a long list of community colleges as well as Portland State University, the state’s largest University, the University of Portland a liberal arts school affiliated with the Congregation of Holy Cross, Oregon Health & Science University, which offers the state’s only doctoral degrees in nursing, medicine and dentistry.

Regional Information about Oregon

Regional Information About Oregon
Major Cities: Portland, Salem, Eugene.
Attractions: Crater Lake National Park, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Cannon Beach.
Cost of Living: Best Places Oregon Cost of Living
Popular Schools: Reed College, University of Portland, Lewis & Clark College

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Oregon takes both editorial rankings from US News & World Report, Times Higher Education and combines it with student rankings from Niche.com. We weight student rankings higher giving them about a 80% weighted score vs editorial rankings. Thus creating a more accurate viewpoint of the best colleges in any given state.

  1. Reed College
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  2. University of Portland
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  3. Lewis & Clark College
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  4. University of Oregon
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  5. Oregon State University
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  6. Willamette University
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  7. Oregon Institute of Technology
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  8. George Fox University
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  9. Pacific University
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  10. Concordia University - Oregon
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  11. Portland State University
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  12. Corban University
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  13. Linfield College
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  14. Western Oregon University
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  15. Southern Oregon University
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  16. Eastern Oregon University
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  17. Pioneer Pacific College
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  18. Warner Pacific College - Adult Degree Program
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  19. Northwest Christian University
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  20. Multnomah University
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