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