Why Private Colleges

From the wheat fields and vineyards of Walla Walla to urban campuses in Seattle, and everything in between, independent colleges and universities in Washington offer choices.

Whether one’s decision takes into account location, religious affiliation, size of the school, academic offerings, or a host of other factors, finding the right college or university offers many options.

Washington’s independent colleges and universities share a commitment to academic excellence, personal attention, development of the whole student, and improving the overall quality of life for their students, communities, and the state.

Independent colleges in Washington offer a wide variety of academic programs and learning environments.

Choosing a college or university is exciting, but can be stressful. It is one of the most important decisions one makes.

It is important that you find a school that is a good “fit,” a place where you’ll feel at home.

There is no doubt that choosing a college has lifelong impact, giving students a foundation of knowledge, social awareness, and relationship building. While choosing a college can be a stressful time, it is also very exciting. The important thing to realize is that there are many choices out there and it will take time to find your best “fit”. So start early and explore your options!