CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- College Consensus (http://www.collegeconsensus.com), a unique new college ranking website, has published their ranking of the Best Colleges in Washington 2017-2018 at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/ranking/best-colleges-wa/.
To identify the Best Colleges in Washington for 2017-2018, College Consensus combined the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student reviews to produce a unique consensus score for each school. According to College Consensus founder Jeremy Alder, "Like Rotten Tomatoes or Metacritic does for movies, College Consensus gathers the publisher rankings and student reviews from around the web and distills the results into simple, easy to understand scores so students can quickly and easily compare schools. It is the ranking of all rankings, so to speak." Learn more about the College Consensus rankings methodology at http://www.collegeconsensus.com/about/.
To help prospective Washington students evaluate the higher education options that are right for their unique needs, College Consensus identified the 10 overall best-ranked colleges in Washington (presented here in alphabetical order):
The Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA
Gonzaga University - Spokane, WA
Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA
Seattle Pacific University - Seattle, WA
Seattle University - Seattle, WA
University of Puget Sound - Tacoma, WA
University of Washington - Seattle, WA
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA
Whitman College - Walla Walla, WA
Whitworth University - Spokane, WA
Before Alaska, Washington was the last frontier - the farthest-flung place from where the United States started, practically the end of the world. And in a location so geographically remote, it should be no surprise that eccentricity, can-do DIY spirit, and independence would be as natural as the forests, rivers, and sea that define Washington's landscape. The higher education landscape is just as varied and just as dynamic. In the last generation, Washington has become best known as a center of technology and commerce, and to keep the pace, Washington's colleges and universities have become global leaders in areas like business and management, computer science, and social science, shaping Washington's future by shaping its students. In the University of Washington, the state has one of the nation's most acclaimed public research institutions, while its array of top-tier private institution includes some of the best-known Catholic universities - Gonzaga and Seattle University - and some of the most experimental and progressive schools in the US, like The Evergreen State University.
As Managing Editor Carrie Sealey-Morris explains, "Washington's people drive higher education in Washington," and as Washington's star has risen in the digital age, so have Washington's demographic shifts required significant changes in the way the state does education. Not only is Washington "well on its way to becoming one of the most diverse states in the union, with a large Hispanic population and growing Asian demographic," but the state is also experiencing a denser, more urban population than ever before. The reason why is simple: people are "drawn to Washington's booming economy, which in turn is driven by the tech and energy industries, as well as retail, including Amazon, Microsoft, and many entrepreneurial start-ups." But those changes have impacts on government, healthcare, non-profits, education, and every other aspect of social life. The best colleges and universities in Washington "are designed to reflect the best of Washington's culture and society, and they grow to meet the needs of Washington's people as the world around them changes."
College Consensus makes college comparison quick and easy. The site's unique consensus ranking system provides the most accurate guide to college reputation and quality anywhere. In addition to rankings, College Consensus also offers expert advice and guidance on all aspects of college life, from finding the perfect college, to getting accepted, paying for it, and beyond.