Regional University West Rankings

Regional University West Methodology

Regional Universities offer a full range of undergrad programs and some master's programs but few doctoral programs. Regional Universities include Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara University.

These rankings are split into 4 regions: North, South, Midwest and West.

U.S. News rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
#1 Overall Score: 100 out of 100. Trinity University

San Antonio, TX

$35,262 2,525 64.3% 89% 80%
#2 Overall Score: 99 out of 100. Santa Clara University

Santa Clara, CA

$42,156 8,519 51.2% 94% 86%
#3 Overall Score: 92 out of 100. Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

$40,040 9,492 50.2% 90% 75%
#4 Overall Score: 87 out of 100. Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

$35,062 7,781 66.5% 92% 81%
#5 Overall Score: 86 out of 100. Mills College

Oakland, CA

$41,494 1,533 62.7% 78% 63%
#6 Overall Score: 82 out of 100. Seattle University

Seattle, WA

$36,465 7,484 71.5% 88% 77%
#7 Overall Score: 78 out of 100. Chapman University

Orange, CA

$43,554 7,566 43.6% 91% 72%
#8 Overall Score: 76 out of 100. University of Portland

Portland, OR

$36,870 3,981 66.5% 89% 74%
#9 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. California Polytechnic State University—​San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, CA

in-state: $8,997, out-of-state: $20,157 18,679 31.3% 92% 73%
#9 Overall Score: 75 out of 100. Whitworth University

Spokane, WA

$36,012 2,568 52.3% 85% 76%

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