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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

Trinity University Northrup Entrance
75.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
76.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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2

Santa Clara University

santa clara
72.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
74.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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3

Whitworth University

whitworth
70.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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4

Loyola Marymount University

LMU
70.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
69
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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5

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

CalPoly
70.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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6

University of Portland

UofPortland
69.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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7

Gonzaga University

gonzaga
68.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
64.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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8

Seattle University

SeattleUniversity 2 sized
67.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
62.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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9

University of Redlands

redlands
67.1
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
59.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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10

Chapman University

Chapman University
66.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
61.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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11

University of Dallas

UniversityDallas
66.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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12

Saint Mary’s College of California

Saint Marys California
66.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
60.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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13

Saint Edward’s University

St. Edwards University
66.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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14

California Lutheran University

CLU Falde Plaza
65.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
55.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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15

Point Loma Nazarene University

Point Loma Nazarene University
64.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
58.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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16

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno Pacific University
64.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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17

Pacific Lutheran University

pacific lutheran
64.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
56.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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18

LeTourneau University

Letourneau University
64.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

George Fox University

George Fox University
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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19

California Baptist University

California baptist University
64.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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21

Corban University

Corban College clock tower valley view
64.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Mills College

mills
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
57.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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22

Northwest Nazarene University

NNU campus
63.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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24

Western Washington University

WesternWashingtonU
63.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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25

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

new mexico tech campus
62.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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26

California State University-Long Beach

California State University Long Beach
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
51
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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26

Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University
62
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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28

Northwest Christian University

Northwest Christian University
61.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
82.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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29

Walla Walla University

WALLA
61.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

Regis University

Regis University
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
53
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

Hardin-Simmons University

Hardin Simmons University
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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30

The Master’s College and Seminary

the masters university header
61.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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33

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

CalyPoly Pomona
61.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.8
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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34

California State University-Chico

California State University Chico
61.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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35

Pacific University

Pacific University 1
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
52.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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35

St Mary’s University

st marys aerial view
61
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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37

Northwest University

Northwest University
60.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
79.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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38

Holy Names University

Holy Names University
60.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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39

Oklahoma Christian University

OK christian
60.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
48
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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40

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University Honolulu
60
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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41

Simpson University

Simpson University
59.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

The Evergreen State College

Evergreen
59.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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42

Texas A & M International University

Texas A M International University
59.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
76
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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44

Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock Christian University
59.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
80.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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45

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Mount Saint Marys University
59.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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46

San Jose State University

San Jose State University
59.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
50.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

Dominican University of California

Dominican University California
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
54
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
63.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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47

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

OKWU
58.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
77.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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49

Notre Dame de Namur University

Notre Dame De Namur University
58.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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50

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

University Mary Hardin Baylor
58.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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51

Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma city u
58.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
49.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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52

Alaska Pacific University

Alaska Pacific
58
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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53

Stephen F Austin State University

Stephen F Austin State University
57.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
73.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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54

University of the Incarnate Word

University of the Incarnate Word
57.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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55

The University of Texas at Tyler

The University Texas Tyler
57.6
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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56

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

UT Permian Basin
57.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
75.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

Humboldt State University

Humboldt State University
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

Sonoma State University

Sonoma State University
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

UCCS
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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57

University of Hawaii at Hilo

University Hawaii at Hilo
57.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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61

California State University-San Bernardino

CSU San Bernardino 1
56.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.3
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

Woodbury University

Woodbury University
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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62

California State University-Stanislaus

CSU Stanislaus
56.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
38
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
74.7
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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64

West Texas A & M University

West Texas AM University
56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
71.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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64

La Sierra University

La Sierra University
56.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
47
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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66

Southern Utah University

southern utah u
56.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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67

Central Washington University

Central Washington University
56
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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68

California State University-San Marcos

CSU San Marcos
55.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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68

Houston Baptist University

Houston Baptist University
55.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
45.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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70

Oral Roberts University

oral roberts university college of theology and ministry
55.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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71

Midwestern State University

Midwestern State University
55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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71

Saint Martin’s University

Saint Martins University
55.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
46
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
64.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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73

Vanguard University of Southern California

Vanguard University Southern California
55.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
70.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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74

California State University-Los Angeles

Calstate LosAngeles
55
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
44.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.2
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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74

Western Colorado University

Western State Colorado University
55
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
37.7
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
72.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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76

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University
54.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
43.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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77

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University
54.4
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
41
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
67.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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78

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University
54.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40.5
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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79

California State University-Sacramento

CSU Sacramento
54.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.4
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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80

California State University-Northridge

CSU Northridge
53.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
42
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
65.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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81

Our Lady of the Lake University

Our Lady the Lake University
53.5
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
68
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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82

Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University
53.3
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
40
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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83

Prescott College

Prescott
52.7
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
39
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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84

Weber State University

weber state u
50.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
32
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.6
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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85

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University Denver
49.9
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
33
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.8
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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86

University of Alaska Anchorage

University Alaska Anchorage
49.8
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
33
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
66.5
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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87

University of Central Oklahoma

central ok
49.2
COLLEGE CONSENSUS
29
PUBLISHER CONSENSUS
69.3
STUDENT CONSENSUS
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