Washington Best Colleges Comparison

View the Washington Best Colleges Comparison and compare the schools with key academic characteristics such as tuition and test scores to get right decision.
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Colleges In Washington Statistics

There are 120 colleges in Washington - 44 public and 76 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $17,107 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $22,678. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,175 and the average acceptance rate is 82% for Washington Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in Washington. You may want to check more statistics and compare all Washington colleges at Washington Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In Washington Statistics
Top 20 colleges in WashingtonAll colleges in Washington
Number of Schools20 schools
(8 public, 12 private)
120 schools
(44 public, 76 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$10,310 (in-state)
$36,339 (out-of-state)
$5,637 (in-state)
$17,107 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$14,375 (in-state)
$23,083 (out-of-state)
$14,375 (in-state)
$22,678 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$18,704$8,245
Test Scores1,169 SAT, 25 ACT 1,175 SAT, 25 ACT
Acceptance Rate82.22% 82.43%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)22.39% 35.82%
Population165,709343,825
Undergraduate129,760304,460
Graduate35,94939,365
Graduation Rate63.45%55.26%
Transfer-out Rate16.17%16.62%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.55 to 114.53 to 1

Top Colleges In Washington Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in Washington for academic year 2019-2020. University of Washington-Seattle Campus ranked top in the Washington Best Colleges Comparison and Whitman College and Gonzaga University follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $36,339 for undergraduate programs $23,083 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in Washington is 1,169 and the acceptance rate is 82.22%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.55 to 1 for top colleges in Washington. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in Washington Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 University of Washington-Seattle Campus
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Public, 4 yearsSeattle, WA
$39,906
($12,076)
$14,519 48,14953% 1,327 SAT
30 ACT
20 to 1
2 Whitman College
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Private, 4 yearsWalla Walla, WA
$55,982 $28,524 1,36059% 1,375 SAT
31 ACT
8 to 1
3 Gonzaga University
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Private, 4 yearsSpokane, WA
$48,470 $23,329 7,29576% 1,295 SAT
29 ACT
11 to 1
4 University of Washington-Bothell Campus
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Public, 4 yearsBothell, WA
$39,780
($11,950)
$14,308 6,30483% 1,155 SAT
24 ACT
21 to 1
5 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus
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Public, 4 yearsTacoma, WA
$40,026
($12,196)
$13,367 5,36483% 1,070 SAT
20 ACT
14 to 1
6 Western Washington University
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Public, 4 yearsBellingham, WA
$25,930
($8,703)
$7,981 15,19796% 1,200 SAT
26 ACT
18 to 1
7 Washington State University
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Public, 4 yearsPullman, WA
$27,733
($12,417)
$10,425 31,15986% 1,115 SAT
23 ACT
16 to 1
8 Seattle University
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Private, 4 yearsSeattle, WA
$49,335 $26,094 7,05082% 1,225 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
9 Northwest University
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Private, 4 yearsKirkland, WA
$33,980 $22,857 1,18496% 1,098 SAT
28 ACT
10 to 1
10 Seattle Pacific University
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Private, 4 yearsSeattle, WA
$35,646 $28,757 3,60192% 1,175 SAT
24 ACT
13 to 1
11 Eastern Washington University
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Public, 4 yearsCheney, WA
$25,748
($7,922)
$9,246 12,34997% 985 SAT
20 ACT
21 to 1
12 Pacific Lutheran University
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Private, 4 yearsTacoma, WA
$48,226 $29,162 2,90788% 1,263 SAT
25 ACT
12 to 1
13 Walla Walla University
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Private, 4 yearsCollege Place, WA
$30,531 $13,723 1,73751% 1,065 SAT 15 to 1
14 Central Washington University
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Public, 4 yearsEllensburg, WA
$25,213
($8,685)
$8,332 11,17488% 1,040 SAT
21 ACT
20 to 1
15 Whitworth University
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Private, 4 yearsSpokane, WA
$47,590 $31,776 2,75691% 1,175 SAT
25 ACT
11 to 1
16 University of Puget Sound
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Private, 4 yearsTacoma, WA
$55,670 $28,227 2,13088% 1,260 SAT
29 ACT
9 to 1
17 The Evergreen State College
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Public, 4 yearsOlympia, WA
$29,172
($8,529)
$10,834 2,28199% 1,100 SAT
23 ACT
16 to 1
18 Saint Martin's University
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Private, 4 yearsLacey, WA
$40,690 $26,396 1,63872% 1,110 SAT
21 ACT
12 to 1
19 Argosy University-Seattle
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Private, 4 yearsSeattle, WA
$13,499 - 22- - 8 to 1
20 City University of Seattle
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Private, 4 yearsSeattle, WA
$13,658 $7,527 2,052- - 6 to 1
Average$36,339
($10,310)
$18,704 165,70982.22% 1,169 SAT 13.55 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020