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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

Seattle, WA

Public, City

53% acceptance rate
31,367 undergraduate students
84% graduation rate
$10,933 average per year after aid
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University of Washington-Bothell Campus

Bothell, WA • Public, Suburb

Bothell, WA

Public, Suburb

83% acceptance rate
5,432 undergraduate students
66% graduation rate
$9,280 average per year after aid
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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Spokane, WA

Private, Non-Profit, City

76% acceptance rate
4,962 undergraduate students
85% graduation rate
$30,828 average per year after aid
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Whitman College

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

Walla Walla, WA

Private, Non-Profit, City

59% acceptance rate
1,539 undergraduate students
89% graduation rate
$30,694 average per year after aid
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Western Washington University

Bellingham, WA • Public, City

Bellingham, WA

Public, City

96% acceptance rate
13,933 undergraduate students
68% graduation rate
$9,717 average per year after aid
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University of Oregon

Eugene, OR • Public, City

Eugene, OR

Public, City

93% acceptance rate
18,489 undergraduate students
74% graduation rate
$18,699 average per year after aid
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Washington State University

Pullman, WA • Public, Town

Pullman, WA

Public, Town

86% acceptance rate
23,966 undergraduate students
60% graduation rate
$8,947 average per year after aid
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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Tacoma, WA

Private, Non-Profit, City

88% acceptance rate
1,866 undergraduate students
74% graduation rate
$23,215 average per year after aid
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University of Portland

Portland, OR • Private, Non-Profit, City

Portland, OR

Private, Non-Profit, City

81% acceptance rate
3,565 undergraduate students
81% graduation rate
$35,683 average per year after aid
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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR • Public, City

Corvallis, OR

Public, City

89% acceptance rate
27,038 undergraduate students
68% graduation rate
$18,010 average per year after aid
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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY • Public, Town

Laramie, WY

Public, Town

97% acceptance rate
8,700 undergraduate students
60% graduation rate
$8,036 average per year after aid
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Whitworth University

Spokane, WA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

Spokane, WA

Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

91% acceptance rate
2,293 undergraduate students
75% graduation rate
$25,823 average per year after aid
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA • Public, City

Renton, WA

Public, City

--% acceptance rate
1,056 undergraduate students
57% graduation rate
$5,150 average per year after aid
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Oregon Institute of Technology

Klamath Falls, OR • Public, Town

Klamath Falls, OR

Public, Town

91% acceptance rate
3,257 undergraduate students
56% graduation rate
$16,029 average per year after aid
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Linfield University

McMinnville, OR • Private, Non-Profit, Town

McMinnville, OR

Private, Non-Profit, Town

85% acceptance rate
1,273 undergraduate students
67% graduation rate
$28,307 average per year after aid
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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID • Public, Town

Moscow, ID

Public, Town

81% acceptance rate
6,861 undergraduate students
59% graduation rate
$12,019 average per year after aid
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Carroll College

Helena, MT • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Helena, MT

Private, Non-Profit, Town

84% acceptance rate
1,084 undergraduate students
67% graduation rate
$23,992 average per year after aid
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Seattle Pacific University

Seattle, WA • Private, Non-Profit, City

Seattle, WA

Private, Non-Profit, City

92% acceptance rate
2,611 undergraduate students
66% graduation rate
$24,578 average per year after aid
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Brigham Young University-Idaho

Rexburg, ID • Private, Non-Profit, Town

Rexburg, ID

Private, Non-Profit, Town

97% acceptance rate
43,532 undergraduate students
50% graduation rate
$6,577 average per year after aid
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Walla Walla University

College Place, WA • Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

College Place, WA

Private, Non-Profit, Suburb

--% acceptance rate
1,316 undergraduate students
64% graduation rate
$23,216 average per year after aid
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