Top Colleges in Washington State

March 9, 2013 - 9:23am

The best colleges and universities in Washington State represent a wide range of public and private institutions. My picks for the top 11 Washington colleges range from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges. Not surprisingly, the University of Washington at Seattle and Whitman College are on the list. Some of the other top picks may be less familiar. The schools on the list were chosen based on a variety of factors including academic reputation, curricular innovations, first-year retention rates, six-year graduation rates, financial aid and student engagement. Check out the list to see who made the cut. The Evergreen State College lil_azorean / Flickr To get a partial idea of what it takes to get into these top Washington colleges, I've created side-by-side comparison charts of the ACT scores and SAT scores of matriculated students. If there are other Washington colleges that you think deserve to be on the list, share your recommendations below. More Top Picks by State: Top California Colleges Top Florida Colleges Top Illinois Colleges Top Michigan Colleges Top New York Colleges Top North Carolina Colleges Top Ohio Colleges Top Texas Colleges Top Virginia Colleges More states Top Colleges in Washington State originally appeared on College Admissions: U.S. on Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 14:23:03.Permalink | Comment | Email this

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