Top Rated Pacific Northwest Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in the Pacific Northwest for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 as the best public college in the Pacific Northwest is University of Washington Seattle Campus. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


15 results

University of Washington Seattle Campus
W
Seattle, WA
University of Washington Seattle Campus

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in America

  • 48,149enrollment
  • $9,661net price
  • 56%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1453SAT range
  • 27-33ACT range
  • 3.79Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Oregon
O
Eugene, OR
University of Oregon

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#1 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 21,752enrollment
  • $17,646net price
  • 84%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1290SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.68Avg GPA

Washington State University
W
Pullman, WA
Washington State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 31,159enrollment
  • $17,931net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1020-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 31

Oregon State University
O
Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 32,312enrollment
  • $21,444net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1310SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Western Washington University
W
Bellingham, WA
Western Washington University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 15,197enrollment
  • $18,398net price
  • 94%acceptance rate
  • 1080-1270SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Oregon Institute of Technology
O
Klamath Falls, OR
 
Oregon Institute of Technology

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 5,323enrollment
  • $16,702net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 990-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

University of Idaho
I
Moscow, ID
University of Idaho

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#1 Best Value in Idaho

  • 10,791enrollment
  • $14,929net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 990-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.44Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Central Washington University
C
Ellensburg, WA
Central Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 11,174enrollment
  • $16,441net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

The Evergreen State College
E
Olympia, WA
The Evergreen State College

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 2,281enrollment
  • $14,723net price
  • 98%acceptance rate
  • 973-1183SAT range
  • 20-21ACT range
  • 3.0Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Western Oregon University
W
Monmouth, OR
Western Oregon University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 4,554enrollment
  • $14,400net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 945-1200SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Portland State University
P
Portland, OR
Portland State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 23,640enrollment
  • $12,195net price
  • 95%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1190SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Eastern Washington University
E
Cheney, WA
Eastern Washington University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Washington

  • 12,349enrollment
  • $12,322net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 880-1090SAT range
  • 16-23ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

Boise State University
B
Boise, ID
Boise State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Public Universities in Idaho

  • 24,069enrollment
  • $14,190net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1210SAT range
  • 21-26ACT range
  • 3.37Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Southern Oregon University
S
Ashland, OR
Southern Oregon University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Oregon

  • 5,140enrollment
  • $10,806net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.34Avg GPA

Lewis Clark State College
L
Lewiston, ID
 
Lewis Clark State College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Idaho

  • 3,856enrollment
  • $10,957net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • 870-1110SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1