To identify the Best Colleges in Washington 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 Washington anywhere.

About The Best Colleges In Washington

Washington state is home to more than 125 colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools to meet every students needs. Washington ranks 11th nationwide in the number of state residents with a bachelors degree or higher and with nationally recognized schools such as Washington State College, Washington State University, Pullman and University of Washington.

The majority of colleges in Seattle are located in or around the booming metro-area of Seattle-Tacoma. But you’ll find several options elsewhere in the state, such as Gonzaga University in Spokane and Whitman College near Kennewick. Many community colleges and other smaller Washington colleges add 2-year options to the mix including Green River Community College, Clark College, Vancouver and Clover Park Technical College.

Regional Information about Washington

Regional Information About Washington
Major Cities: Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma
Attractions: Olympic National Park, Seattle Center, San Juan Islands
Cost of Living: Best Places Washington Cost of Living
Popular Schools: University of Washington, Whitman College, Washington State University.

About Our Methodology

Our methodology for determining the best colleges in Washington 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. University of Washington
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  2. Whitman College
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  3. Washington State University
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  4. Gonzaga University
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  5. DigiPen Institute of Technology
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  6. Whitworth University
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  7. Seattle Pacific University
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  8. University of Puget Sound
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  9. Pacific Lutheran University
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  10. Seattle University
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  11. University of Washington - Tacoma
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  12. Western Washington University
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  13. Northwest University
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  14. University of Washington - Bothell
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  15. Central Washington University
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  16. Walla Walla University
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  17. Saint Martin's University
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  18. Cornish College of the Arts
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  19. Eastern Washington University
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  20. Evergreen State College
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