Top Rated Pacific Northwest Private Colleges

The Best Private Colleges in the Pacific Northwest for 2022

These are the top ranked private four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the highest ranked private college in the Pacific Northwest is Whitman College. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


16 results

Whitman College
W
Walla Walla, WA
Whitman College

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,360enrollment
  • $38,989net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1430SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

University of Portland
P
Portland, OR
University of Portland

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 3,999enrollment
  • $37,317net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Seattle University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Washington

  • 7,050enrollment
  • $36,843net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1330SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Gonzaga University
G
Spokane, WA
Gonzaga University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 7,295enrollment
  • $36,880net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Lewis & Clark College
L
Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Oregon

  • 3,157enrollment
  • $37,478net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1198-1380SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.85Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Linfield College McMinnville Campus
L
McMinnville, OR
 
Linfield College McMinnville Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Value in Oregon

  • 1,392enrollment
  • $28,517net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.64Avg Weighted GPA

George Fox University
G
Newberg, OR
George Fox University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 4,106enrollment
  • $29,589net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1230SAT range
  • 19-28ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Seattle Pacific University
S
Seattle, WA
Seattle Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 3,601enrollment
  • $28,367net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1160SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 15

Whitworth University
W
Spokane, WA
Whitworth University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Value Colleges in Washington

  • 2,756enrollment
  • $25,785net price
  • 91%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1270SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 15

Pacific University
P
Forest Grove, OR
Pacific University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 3,808enrollment
  • $32,006net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1230SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

The College of Idaho
I
Caldwell, ID
The College of Idaho

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

  • 1,114enrollment
  • $21,343net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1240SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Northwest University
N
Kirkland, WA
Northwest University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,184enrollment
  • $21,825net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1205SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Saint Martin's University
S
Lacey, WA
 
Saint Martin's University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Washington

  • 1,638enrollment
  • $23,824net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 950-1140SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Brigham Young University Idaho
B
Rexburg, ID
Brigham Young University Idaho

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Idaho

  • 44,481enrollment
  • $6,871net price
  • 97%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.34Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Corban University
C
Salem, OR
 
Corban University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Private Colleges in Oregon

  • 1,160enrollment
  • $21,365net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 975-1185SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Northwest Nazarene University
N
Nampa, ID
Northwest Nazarene University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

  • 2,109enrollment
  • $21,616net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15