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Number of
4-year liberal arts colleges in Washington

8,769

Students attending
4-year liberal arts colleges in Washington

$35,154

Average
in-state tuition

$40,974

Average
out-of-state tuition

Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

As an innovative public liberal arts college, Evergreen emphasizes collaborative, interdisciplinary learning across significant differences. Our academic community engages students in defining and thinking critically about their learning. Evergreen supports and benefits from local and global commitment to social justice, diversity, environmental steward

Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

The Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

Total undergraduates: 4,650
Acceptance rate: 97%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $34,300
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Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

68 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

Total undergraduates: 2,545
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $40,416
Average salary: $49,000
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Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

41 US News

Top liberal arts colleges in Washington 2018

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Total undergraduates: 1,574
Acceptance rate: 51%
Average annual cost: $34,272
Average salary: $46,600
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We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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