Best colleges in Washington

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March 23, 2022
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Best colleges in Washington

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.

While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.

Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in Washington using rankings from Niche. Keep reading to see the best schools in your state.

#10. Seattle University (Seattle)
- Acceptance rate: 78% (1150-1320 SAT)
- Net Price: $35,569

#9. University of Puget Sound (Tacoma)
- Acceptance rate: 84% (1110-1330 SAT)
- Net Price: $39,011

#8. Seattle Pacific University (Seattle)
- Acceptance rate: 91% (1020-1250 SAT)
- Net Price: $27,947

#7. Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma)
- Acceptance rate: 86% (1080-1290 SAT)
- Net Price: $25,362

#6. Whitworth University (Spokane)
- Acceptance rate: 91% (1050-1290 SAT)
- Net Price: $26,249

#5. Gonzaga University (Spokane)
- Acceptance rate: 62% (1200-1360 SAT)
- Net Price: $36,578

#4. DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond)
- Acceptance rate: 34% (1130-1400 SAT)
- Net Price: $34,874

#3. Washington State University (Pullman)
- Acceptance rate: 76% (1020-1230 SAT)
- Net Price: $18,002

#2. Whitman College (Walla Walla)
- Acceptance rate: 56% (1240-1450 SAT)
- Net Price: $41,822

#1. University of Washington (Seattle)
- Acceptance rate: 52% (1220-1470 SAT)
- Net Price: $10,692

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