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.

Tuition and fees:
$39,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,035
Setting:
suburban
#11 Overall Score: 72 out of 100.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$41,290 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,360
Setting:
suburban
#12 Overall Score: 69 out of 100.

University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

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.

Tuition and fees:
$33,010 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,356
Setting:
city
#13 Overall Score: 68 out of 100.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$33,813 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,238
Setting:
urban
#14 Overall Score: 67 out of 100.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$34,740 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,166
Setting:
suburban
#15 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

Pacific Lutheran University is a private institution that was founded in 1890. The school has 49.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Pacific Lutheran University is 15:1.

Tuition and fees:
$33,720 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
4,238
Setting:
urban
#15 Overall Score: 66 out of 100.

St. Edward's University was established in 1885 as a private institution. St. Edward's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

Tuition and fees:
$30,360 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,415
Setting:
urban
#17 Overall Score: 64 out of 100.

A private institution, Point Loma Nazarene University was founded in 1902.

Tuition and fees:
$35,720 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,804
Setting:
suburban
#18 Overall Score: 63 out of 100.

California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

California Lutheran University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,804, with a gender distribution of 44.3 percent male students and 55.7 percent female students. At this school, 53 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$28,350 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,626
Setting:
city
#19 Overall Score: 61 out of 100.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$33,852 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,458
Setting:
urban
#20 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA

A small Catholic school in Los Angeles, Mount St. Mary’s College offers more than 35 academic majors and minors. Students at Mount St. Mary’s College can also explore the Center of Campus Ministry and join some of about 70 organizations.

Tuition and fees:
$37,024 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,716
Setting:
suburban
#20 Overall Score: 58 out of 100.

Pacific University

Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University was established in 1849 as a private institution. Pacific University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

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