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Best Regional Universities – West
Top Consensus Ranked Schools 2018

April 10, 2018
Top Colleges Consensus Ranked

College Consensus has applied our unique methodology to our Consensus Best Regional Universities-West ranking. By bringing together an aggregate ranking of all of the most reputable published rankings and student reviews. College Consensus gives students a big-picture look at the top universities in the West. As an independent guide to higher education, College Consensus is there for the needs of students everywhere.

How Do We Rank the Best Regional Universities in the West?

The College Consensus method works by aggregating rankings and reviews from across the internet to create an overall score for every college and university. The Publisher Rating is made up of all of the rankings from reputation-makers like U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education, and Wallethub. The Student Reviews Rating is made up of legitimate student reviews from sites like Niche and Unigo. Put together, the Publisher Rating and Student Reviews then form the College Consensus – the most comprehensive, aggregate ranking online.

The western US is populated with some of the greatest research universities, public university systems, and private institutions in the world. But, as in every other part of the nation, it’s the regional colleges that do so much of the heavy lifting in higher education, training a workforce and educating professionals where they are. The Consensus Best Regional Universities-West recognizes the best universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs to a primarily regional student body.

What’s Different About the College Consensus Ranking?

The College Consensus method is intended to produce a different kind of ranking, one that takes all of the stakeholders in higher education. Compiling and aggregating rankings and reviews means that the word of faculty and administrators, experts and students, are all taken into account equally. That leads to a less biased, more egalitarian ranking, one that shows prospective students the broadest picture of their options. Read more about our rankings methodology and sources at our about page.

The Consensus Best Regional Universities-West are listed in descending order by their Consensus score. In the event of ties, schools are ranked in alphabetical order with the same rank number.

1

Trinity University

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75.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
76.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Santa Clara University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
72.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
74.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

3

Whitworth University

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70.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Loyola Marymount University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
70.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
69
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

5

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
70.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

6

University of Portland

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69.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

7

Gonzaga University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
68.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

8

Seattle University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
67.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

University of Redlands

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
67.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

10

Chapman University

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66.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

University of Dallas

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
66.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Saint Mary’s College of California

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

13

Saint Edward’s University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
66.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

14

California Lutheran University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

Point Loma Nazarene University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Fresno Pacific University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Pacific Lutheran University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

LeTourneau University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

George Fox University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

19

California Baptist University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

21

Corban University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
64.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

22

Mills College

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

22

Northwest Nazarene University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

24

Western Washington University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

25

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

26

California State University-Long Beach

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

26

Abilene Christian University

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62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

28

Northwest Christian University

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61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

29

Walla Walla University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

30

Regis University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

30

Hardin-Simmons University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

30

The Master’s College and Seminary

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61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

34

California State University-Chico

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

35

Pacific University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

35

St Mary’s University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

37

Northwest University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

38

Holy Names University

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60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

39

Oklahoma Christian University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

40

Chaminade University of Honolulu

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
60
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

41

Simpson University

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59.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

42

The Evergreen State College

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59.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

42

Texas A & M International University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
59.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

44

Lubbock Christian University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

45

Mount Saint Mary’s University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
59.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

46

San Jose State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

47

Dominican University of California

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

47

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

49

Notre Dame de Namur University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

50

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

51

Oklahoma City University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

52

Alaska Pacific University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
58
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

53

Stephen F Austin State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

54

University of the Incarnate Word

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

55

The University of Texas at Tyler

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

56

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

57

Humboldt State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

57

Sonoma State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

57

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

57

University of Hawaii at Hilo

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

61

California State University-San Bernardino

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

62

Woodbury University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

62

California State University-Stanislaus

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

64

West Texas A & M University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

64

La Sierra University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

66

Southern Utah University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

67

Central Washington University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
56
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

68

California State University-San Marcos

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

68

Houston Baptist University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

70

Oral Roberts University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

71

Midwestern State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

71

Saint Martin’s University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

73

Vanguard University of Southern California

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

74

California State University-Los Angeles

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

74

Western Colorado University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
55
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
37.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

76

Texas Wesleyan University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

77

Southern Oregon University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
54.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

78

Western Oregon University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
54.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

79

California State University-Sacramento

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
54.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

80

California State University-Northridge

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
53.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

81

Our Lady of the Lake University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
53.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

82

Eastern Washington University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
53.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

83

Prescott College

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
52.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

84

Weber State University

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
50.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
32
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

85

Metropolitan State University of Denver

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
49.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
33
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

86

University of Alaska Anchorage

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
49.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
33
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018

87

University of Central Oklahoma

wAAACwAAAAAAQABAEACAkQBADs=
49.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
29
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
Accessed April, 2018