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Best Regional Universities West 2019

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, The Wall Street Journal, 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
San Antonio, TX

Trinity University Northrup Entrance
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
75.8
College Consensus
77.4
Publisher Consensus
74.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

2

Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA

santa clara
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
74
College Consensus
76.5
Publisher Consensus
71.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

3

Whitworth University
Spokane, WA

whitworth
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
73.1
College Consensus
63.8
Publisher Consensus
82.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

4

University of Portland
Portland, OR

UofPortland
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
72.9
College Consensus
70.2
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

5

Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA

LMU
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
72.4
College Consensus
72.6
Publisher Consensus
72.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

6

Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA

gonzaga
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
71.8
College Consensus
69.7
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

7

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA

CalPoly
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
71.5
College Consensus
66.4
Publisher Consensus
76.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

8

Chapman University
Orange, CA

Chapman University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
70.1
College Consensus
67.2
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

9

Seattle University
Seattle, WA

SeattleUniversity 2 sized
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
69.7
College Consensus
66.7
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

10

Saint Edward’s University
Austin, TX

St. Edwards University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
68.5
College Consensus
58
Publisher Consensus
79
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

11

Saint Mary’s College of California
Moraga, CA

Saint Marys California
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
68.5
College Consensus
65
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

12

University of Redlands
Redlands, CA

redlands
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
68
College Consensus
61.9
Publisher Consensus
74.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

13

Mills College
Oakland, CA

mills
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
67.9
College Consensus
66.4
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

14

University of Dallas
Irving, TX

UniversityDallas
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
67.9
College Consensus
60.8
Publisher Consensus
74.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

15

California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA

CLU Falde Plaza
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
67.5
College Consensus
59.8
Publisher Consensus
75.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

16

California State University-Long Beach
Long Beach, CA

California State University Long Beach
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65.7
College Consensus
57.5
Publisher Consensus
73.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

17

Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65.4
College Consensus
58.9
Publisher Consensus
71.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

18

Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

pacific lutheran
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65.4
College Consensus
57.8
Publisher Consensus
72.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

19

LeTourneau University
Longview, TX

Letourneau University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65.3
College Consensus
58.6
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

20

California Baptist University
Riverside, CA

California baptist University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65
College Consensus
50.7
Publisher Consensus
79.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

21

Westminster College (UT)
Salt Lake City, UT

westminster utah
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65
College Consensus
60.7
Publisher Consensus
69.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

22

St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, TX

st marys aerial view
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
65
College Consensus
59.2
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

23

George Fox University
Newberg, OR

George Fox University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.8
College Consensus
53.5
Publisher Consensus
76
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

24

Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

WesternWashingtonU
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.7
College Consensus
56.3
Publisher Consensus
73.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

25

Northwest Nazarene University
Nampa, ID

NNU campus
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.4
College Consensus
46.4
Publisher Consensus
82.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

26

Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX

Abilene Christian University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.2
College Consensus
54.2
Publisher Consensus
74.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

27

Fresno Pacific University
Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.2
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
79.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

28

Corban University
Salem, OR

Corban College clock tower valley view
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
64.2
College Consensus
45.4
Publisher Consensus
82.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

29

The Master’s University and Seminary
Santa Clarita, CA

the masters university header
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.9
College Consensus
51.4
Publisher Consensus
76.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

30

Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)
Los Angeles, CA

Mount Saint Marys University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.6
College Consensus
58.4
Publisher Consensus
68.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

31

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pomona, CA

CalyPoly Pomona
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.5
College Consensus
55.2
Publisher Consensus
71.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

32

Bushnell University
Eugene, OR

Northwest Christian University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.3
College Consensus
44.4
Publisher Consensus
82.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

33

Northwest University
Kirkland, WA

Northwest University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.2
College Consensus
47.7
Publisher Consensus
78.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

34

Regis University
Denver, CO

Regis University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.1
College Consensus
55.7
Publisher Consensus
70.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

35

Walla Walla University
College Place, WA

WALLA
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.1
College Consensus
50.5
Publisher Consensus
75.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

36

California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

California State University Chico
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
63.1
College Consensus
51.3
Publisher Consensus
74.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

37

Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University 1
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
62.7
College Consensus
56
Publisher Consensus
69.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

38

Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma city u
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.8
College Consensus
56
Publisher Consensus
67.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

39

Holy Names University
Oakland, CA

Holy Names University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.1
College Consensus
49.6
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

40

Concordia University-Irvine
Irvine, CA

backpacks college college students 1454360
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
61.1
College Consensus
40.9
Publisher Consensus
81.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

41

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

San Jose State University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.6
College Consensus
53.3
Publisher Consensus
67.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

42

Lubbock Christian University
Lubbock, TX

Lubbock Christian University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.5
College Consensus
40.2
Publisher Consensus
80.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

43

Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX

Hardin Simmons University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.2
College Consensus
47.2
Publisher Consensus
73.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

44

California State University-Stanislaus
Turlock, CA

CSU Stanislaus
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.2
College Consensus
45.7
Publisher Consensus
74.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

45

Hope International University
Fullerton, CA

nicole honeywill dGxOgeXAXm8 unsplash
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60.1
College Consensus
44.1
Publisher Consensus
76.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

46

Vanguard University of Southern California
Costa Mesa, CA

Vanguard University Southern California
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
60
College Consensus
46.6
Publisher Consensus
73.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

47

Dominican University of California
San Rafael, CA

Dominican University California
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.9
College Consensus
55.9
Publisher Consensus
63.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

48

Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bartlesville, OK

OKWU
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.9
College Consensus
42.1
Publisher Consensus
77.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

49

Woodbury University
Burbank, CA

Woodbury University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.7
College Consensus
48.6
Publisher Consensus
70.8
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

50

Chaminade University of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI

Chaminade University Honolulu
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.7
College Consensus
46.3
Publisher Consensus
73
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

51

Texas A & M International University
Laredo, TX

Texas A M International University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.6
College Consensus
43.2
Publisher Consensus
76.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

52

Simpson University
Redding, CA

Simpson University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.5
College Consensus
41.7
Publisher Consensus
77.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

53

University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX

University of the Incarnate Word
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.4
College Consensus
48.5
Publisher Consensus
70.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

54

East Central University
Ada, OK

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AVG: 0 AVG: 0
59.1
College Consensus
42.9
Publisher Consensus
75.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

55

Humboldt State University
Arcata, CA

Humboldt State University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.9
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
73.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

56

Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA

Notre Dame De Namur University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.9
College Consensus
47.1
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

57

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI

University Hawaii at Hilo
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.9
College Consensus
45.7
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

58

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Belton, TX

University Mary Hardin Baylor
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.7
College Consensus
44.9
Publisher Consensus
72.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

59

The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, TX

The University Texas Tyler
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.7
College Consensus
42.3
Publisher Consensus
75.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

60

Oral Roberts University
Tulsa, OK

oral roberts university college of theology and ministry
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.4
College Consensus
47.8
Publisher Consensus
69
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

61

California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

CSU San Bernardino 1
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
58.2
College Consensus
46.8
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

62

Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA

Central Washington University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.8
College Consensus
47
Publisher Consensus
68.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

63

Saint Martin’s University
Lacey, WA

Saint Martins University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.8
College Consensus
51.1
Publisher Consensus
64.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

64

Oklahoma Christian University
Edmond, OK

OK christian
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.5
College Consensus
42.4
Publisher Consensus
72.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

65

Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma State University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.5
College Consensus
44.4
Publisher Consensus
70.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

66

The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Evergreen
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.5
College Consensus
43.6
Publisher Consensus
71.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

67

California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA

auditorium benches chairs 207691
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.3
College Consensus
49.2
Publisher Consensus
65.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

68

University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, TX

bookcase books bookshelves 1850021
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.3
College Consensus
41.9
Publisher Consensus
72.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

69

Northeastern State University
Tahlequah, OK

nicole honeywill dGxOgeXAXm8 unsplash
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.1
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
69.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

70

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

UCCS
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
57.1
College Consensus
41.8
Publisher Consensus
72.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

71

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
Odessa, TX

UT Permian Basin
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.9
College Consensus
40.6
Publisher Consensus
73.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

72

Stephen F Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX

Stephen F Austin State University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.8
College Consensus
39.7
Publisher Consensus
74
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

73

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO

nathan dumlao ewGMqs2tmJI unsplash
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.8
College Consensus
38.6
Publisher Consensus
75
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

74

California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Calstate LosAngeles
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.6
College Consensus
47.8
Publisher Consensus
65.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

75

Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX

backpacks college college students 1454360
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.4
College Consensus
40.7
Publisher Consensus
72
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

76

California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

CSU Northridge
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
56.1
College Consensus
46.8
Publisher Consensus
65.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

77

Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX

bookcase books bookshelves 1850021
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.8
College Consensus
38.1
Publisher Consensus
73.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

78

Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

Midwestern State University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.7
College Consensus
40.7
Publisher Consensus
70.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

79

California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA

CSU San Marcos
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.7
College Consensus
43.2
Publisher Consensus
68.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

80

Texas Wesleyan University
Fort Worth, TX

Texas Wesleyan University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.5
College Consensus
44.3
Publisher Consensus
66.7
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

81

California State University-Sacramento
Sacramento, CA

CSU Sacramento
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.4
College Consensus
44.8
Publisher Consensus
66.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

82

La Sierra University
Riverside, CA

La Sierra University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.4
College Consensus
45.7
Publisher Consensus
65.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

83

West Texas A & M University
Canyon, TX

West Texas AM University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.3
College Consensus
39.2
Publisher Consensus
71.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

84

Southern Utah University
Cedar City, UT

southern utah u
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55.1
College Consensus
39
Publisher Consensus
71.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

85

Our Lady of the Lake University
San Antonio, TX

Our Lady the Lake University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
55
College Consensus
42.1
Publisher Consensus
67.9
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

86

Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

Houston Baptist University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
54.8
College Consensus
44.5
Publisher Consensus
65
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

87

Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO

Western State Colorado University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
54.6
College Consensus
37.6
Publisher Consensus
71.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

88

Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Eastern Washington University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
54.2
College Consensus
42
Publisher Consensus
66.5
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

89

Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR

Western Oregon University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
54.2
College Consensus
40.3
Publisher Consensus
68.1
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

90

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO

Metropolitan State University Denver
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
53.2
College Consensus
39.3
Publisher Consensus
67.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

91

Hawaii Pacific University
Honolulu, HI

HPU
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
53
College Consensus
39.8
Publisher Consensus
66.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

92

Prescott College
Prescott, AZ

Prescott
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
52.5
College Consensus
39
Publisher Consensus
66
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

93

Southern Oregon University
Ashland, OR

Southern Oregon University
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
52.4
College Consensus
37.2
Publisher Consensus
67.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

94

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, OK

central ok
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
51.1
College Consensus
32.9
Publisher Consensus
69.2
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

95

California State University-Dominguez Hills
Carson, CA

auditorium benches chairs 207691
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
50.5
College Consensus
31.4
Publisher Consensus
69.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

96

University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, AK

University Alaska Anchorage
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
49.5
College Consensus
32.4
Publisher Consensus
66.6
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

97

Adams State University
Alamosa, CO

adams state campus
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
49.4
College Consensus
37.5
Publisher Consensus
61.3
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019

98

California State University-Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA

nicole honeywill dGxOgeXAXm8 unsplash
AVG: 0 AVG: 0
48.8
College Consensus
35.3
Publisher Consensus
62.4
Student Consensus
Last Accessed: May, 2019