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 Providence College, Elon University, Creighton University and Santa Clara 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 40.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Santa Clara University is 12:1.
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 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.
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.
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.
- In-state tuition and fees:
- $8,997 (2013-14)
- Out-of-state tuition and fees:
- $20,157 (2013-14)
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.
Whitworth University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,348, with a gender distribution of 40.8 percent male students and 59.2 percent female students. At this school, 60 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 40 percent of students live off campus.