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.
A private school in Southern California, the University of Redlands offers many outdoor activities in both the mountains and beaches nearby. Students at Redlands can also help the environment by studying in a “green” building, participating in Recycle Day, and working on the school’s sustainable farm.
A private institution, Pacific Lutheran University was founded in 1890.
The University of Dallas is a small Catholic institution that offers a Phi Beta Kappa honors organization. Students at the University of Dallas can get involved in charity events and varsity sports.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is a private institution. California Lutheran University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered more selective.
A small Christian school, Seattle Pacific University (SPU) offers more than 60 bachelor’s degree programs. Students at SPU can volunteer through the John Perkins Center, participate in about 50 campus clubs, and play Division II sports.
St. Mary's College of California was established in 1863 as a private institution. St. Mary's College of California follows a 4-1-4-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
San Diego, CA
A private institution, Point Loma Nazarene University was founded in 1902.
St. Edward's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,425, with a gender distribution of 38.6 percent male students and 61.4 percent female students. At this school, 37.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 63.0 percent of students live off campus.
Abilene Christian University is a Texas institution affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Students are required to attend daily chapel sessions and take Bible courses.
- In-state tuition and fees:
- $5,301 (2011-12)
- Out-of-state tuition and fees:
- $15,753 (2011-12)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public institution that was founded in 1889. The school has 58.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is 11:1.