Regional University West Rankings
Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Villanova University, The Citadel, Butler University, and Gonzaga University.
San Antonio, TX
Founded in 1869, Trinity University is a private institution. Trinity University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.
Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara University is a private institution that was founded in 1851. The school has 37.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Santa Clara University is 13:1.
Los Angeles, CA
Loyola Marymount University was established in 1911 as a private institution. Loyola Marymount University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.
A private institution, Gonzaga University was founded in 1887.
Located on the San Francisco Bay in Oakland, Calif., Mills College is a private liberal arts school for women. Mills students can explore the arts by visiting the campus museum or by earning a master of fine arts degree, which is offered to both men and women.
- In-state tuition and fees:
- $5,970 (2012-13)
- Out-of-state tuition and fees:
- $17,130 (2012-13)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Just a 30-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, California Polytechnic State University is located 200 miles from both Los Angeles and San Francisco. Although Cal Poly students can choose from nearly 70 degrees, engineering is the most popular major, with 50 student organizations dedicated specifically to that field.
Situated in the center of Orange County, Calif., Chapman University is a private school with a picturesque, convenient location. Students at Chapman live in the residential city of Orange, with Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Disneyland nearby.
A private, Catholic school in northeast Oregon, the University of Portland offers many attractions both on and off campus. Students can check out university clubs and sports or venture to the nearby Portland Art Museum, Oregon Zoo, or Alberta Arts District.
A private institution, Whitworth University was founded in 1890.
Seattle University is a private institution that has a strong focus on its Jesuit mission. Most Seattle students volunteer through programs such as the Children’s Literacy Project, which allows them to tutor children in local schools.