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    Top Colleges in the Northwest

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Posted: November 27th, 2023

    There are plenty of great reasons to consider colleges in the Northwest. Whether it’s the beautiful nature, access to the ocean, or the academics at schools like University of Washington, University of Oregon, or countless others, you’ve got a lot of great options in the Northwest US. Check out our list below to compare schools by cost, admissions rate, graduation rate, size, and more:

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    University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    Seattle, WA • Public, City

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    University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a public 4-year college located in Seattle, Washington. There are currently 30,931 undergraduates at Washington and the school’s acceptance rate is 48%. The tuition at…

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    48% acceptance
    84% graduation rate
    30,931 undergrads
    $13,404 net price
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    University of Washington-Bothell Campus

    Bothell, WA • Public, Suburb

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    University of Washington-Bothell Campus is a public 4-year college located in Bothell, Washington. There are currently 5,166 undergraduates at UW Bothell and the school’s acceptance rate is 88%. The tuition…

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    88% acceptance
    69% graduation rate
    5,166 undergrads
    $10,495 net price
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    Gonzaga University

    Spokane, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

    Gonzaga University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Spokane, Washington. There are currently 5,018 undergraduates at Gonzaga and the school’s acceptance rate is 70%. The tuition at Gonzaga…

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    70% acceptance
    88% graduation rate
    5,018 undergrads
    $34,331 net price
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    Whitman College

    Walla Walla, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

    Whitman College is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Walla Walla, Washington. There are currently 1,472 undergraduates at Whitman and the school’s acceptance rate is 48%. The tuition at…

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    48% acceptance
    90% graduation rate
    1,472 undergrads
    $35,627 net price
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    Western Washington University

    Bellingham, WA • Public, City

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    Western Washington University is a public 4-year college located in Bellingham, Washington. There are currently 13,686 undergraduates at Western Washington and the school’s acceptance rate is 93%. The tuition at…

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    93% acceptance
    65% graduation rate
    13,686 undergrads
    $18,373 net price
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    University of Oregon

    Eugene, OR • Public, City

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    University of Oregon is a public 4-year college located in Eugene, Oregon. There are currently 19,443 undergraduates at Oregon and the school’s acceptance rate is 86%. The tuition at Oregon…

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    86% acceptance
    73% graduation rate
    19,443 undergrads
    $20,543 net price
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    Washington State University

    Pullman, WA • Public, Town

    Washington State University is a public 4-year college located in Pullman, Washington. There are currently 22,265 undergraduates at Washington State and the school’s acceptance rate is 83%. The tuition at…

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    83% acceptance
    62% graduation rate
    22,265 undergrads
    $15,484 net price
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    University of Puget Sound

    Tacoma, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

    University of Puget Sound is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Tacoma, Washington. There are currently 1,712 undergraduates at Puget Sound and the school’s acceptance rate is 83%. The…

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    83% acceptance
    76% graduation rate
    1,712 undergrads
    $37,164 net price
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    University of Portland

    Portland, OR • Private, Non-Profit, City

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    University of Portland is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Portland, Oregon. There are currently 3,368 undergraduates at Portland and the school’s acceptance rate is 93%. The tuition at…

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    93% acceptance
    79% graduation rate
    3,368 undergrads
    $33,248 net price
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    Oregon State University

    Corvallis, OR • Public, City

    Oregon State University is a public 4-year college located in Corvallis, Oregon. There are currently 28,407 undergraduates at Oregon State and the school’s acceptance rate is 83%. The tuition at…

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    83% acceptance
    70% graduation rate
    28,407 undergrads
    $18,894 net price
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    University of Wyoming

    Laramie, WY • Public, Town

    University of Wyoming is a public 4-year college located in Laramie, Wyoming. There are currently 8,363 undergraduates at Wyoming and the school’s acceptance rate is 96%. The tuition at Wyoming…

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    96% acceptance
    61% graduation rate
    8,363 undergrads
    $11,995 net price
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    Pacific Lutheran University

    Tacoma, WA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

    Pacific Lutheran University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Tacoma, Washington. There are currently 2,253 undergraduates at PLU and the school’s acceptance rate is 89%. The tuition at…

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    89% acceptance
    72% graduation rate
    2,253 undergrads
    $22,699 net price
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    Whitworth University

    Spokane, WA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

    Whitworth University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Spokane, Washington. There are currently 2,037 undergraduates at Whitworth and the school’s acceptance rate is 91%. The tuition at Whitworth…

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    91% acceptance
    76% graduation rate
    2,037 undergrads
    $26,736 net price
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    Renton Technical College

    Renton, WA • Public, City

    Renton Technical College is a public 4-year college located in Renton, Washington. There are currently 1,600 undergraduates at Renton Tech. The tuition at Renton Tech is $5,784 for in-state students…

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    --% acceptance
    60% graduation rate
    1,600 undergrads
    $7,288 net price
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    Oregon Institute of Technology

    Klamath Falls, OR • Public, Town

    Oregon Institute of Technology is a public 4-year college located in Klamath Falls, Oregon. There are currently 3,088 undergraduates at Oregon Tech and the school’s acceptance rate is 93%. The…

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    93% acceptance
    57% graduation rate
    3,088 undergrads
    $15,974 net price
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    Linfield University

    McMinnville, OR • Private, Non-Profit, Town

    Linfield University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in McMinnville, Oregon. There are currently 1,667 undergraduates at Linfield and the school’s acceptance rate is 89%. The tuition at Linfield…

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    89% acceptance
    71% graduation rate
    1,667 undergrads
    $29,934 net price
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    University of Idaho

    Moscow, ID • Public, Town

    University of Idaho is a public 4-year college located in Moscow, Idaho. There are currently 7,120 undergraduates at Idaho and the school’s acceptance rate is 74%. The tuition at Idaho…

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    74% acceptance
    61% graduation rate
    7,120 undergrads
    $13,355 net price
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    Carroll College

    Helena, MT • Private, Non-Profit, Town

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    Carroll College is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Helena, Montana. There are currently 1,108 undergraduates at Carroll and the school’s acceptance rate is 78%. The tuition at Carroll…

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    78% acceptance
    70% graduation rate
    1,108 undergrads
    $22,470 net price
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    Seattle Pacific University

    Seattle, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

    Seattle Pacific University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Seattle, Washington. There are currently 2,409 undergraduates at SPU and the school’s acceptance rate is 91%. The tuition at…

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    91% acceptance
    65% graduation rate
    2,409 undergrads
    $25,108 net price
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    Heritage University

    Toppenish, WA • Private, Non-Profit, Rural

    Heritage University is a private, non-profit 4-year college located in Toppenish, Washington. There are currently 796 undergraduates at Heritage. The tuition at Heritage is $19,500.

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    --% acceptance
    45% graduation rate
    796 undergrads
    $7,564 net price
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    We sort colleges on our lists according to their Scholarships360 Top Colleges Index Score. This score is calculated using up-to-date information taken directly from the College Scorecard. Additional information is sourced from the colleges themselves, as well as other publicly available information. If you see an error, feel free to contact us.

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