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Most Favored Washington Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate

This page lists the most favored (higher yield) schools in Washington. The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is the percent of students who choose to enroll after having been offered admission. Higher yield means that more admitted students are finally enrolled into the school.
Eastern Washington University, has the highest yield rate of 34.59% for academic year 2020-2021 in Washington. Northwest University is positioned second with 34.42% yield and University of Washington-Seattle Campus follows them with 29%. Next table shows the schools that have high yield rates with admission statistics and acceptance rates. We exclude colleges whose programs are focused on certificate, associate, and/or special subjects such as arts and music from the ranking. You may want to check colleges having the lowest yield rates in Washington.
Most Favored Washington Colleges with Highest Enrollment Rate (2021)
NameYield# of Applicants# of Admitted# of EnrolledAcceptance Rate
1Eastern Washington University
Public, 4 or more yearsCheney, WA
34.59% 5,618 4,435 1,534 78.94%
2Northwest University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsKirkland, WA
34.42% 498 462 159 92.77%
3University of Washington-Seattle Campus
Public, 4 or more yearsSeattle, WA
28.73% 43,778 24,456 7,027 55.86%
4Western Washington University
Public, 4 or more yearsBellingham, WA
26.10% 10,219 9,556 2,494 93.51%
5Washington State University
Public, 4 or more yearsPullman, WA
24.73% 21,198 16,947 4,191 79.95%
6The Evergreen State College
Public, 4 or more yearsOlympia, WA
22.14% 1,047 1,030 228 98.38%
7Pacific Lutheran University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsTacoma, WA
20.64% 3,306 2,853 589 86.30%
8Seattle Pacific University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSeattle, WA
18.42% 3,923 3,555 655 90.62%
9Saint Martin's University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsLacey, WA
18.19% 1,704 1,605 292 94.19%
10Gonzaga University
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSpokane, WA
17.16% 8,409 6,129 1,052 72.89%