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Great Public Comprehensive Colleges and Universities in the West

Beautiful views, wide-open spaces, and comprehensive academic offerings—that's what you'll find at these colleges in the Western US. Check them out now!

The Western region of the United States is characterized by the beauty of Pacific Ocean beaches, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, and so much more. It’s also known for some top-notch public colleges and universities to pursue an undergraduate degree. This may be a short list, but these schools offer big opportunities and a lot of resources to help students thrive academically, professionally, socially, and beyond. If you feel compelled to learn more about them, just give the green “Connect me” button a click and the school will reach out to you with more information. Ready to find your new academic home?

Angelo State University

Angelo State University logoAngelo State University is a public comprehensive university in San Angelo, Texas. ASU offers more than 100 majors and concentrations as well as 100+ campus organizations to 10,800+ students. The University also boasts small class sizes, expert faculty, and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that prepare students for their future careers or advanced study at graduate, medical, or professional school.

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Eastern Washington University

Eastern Washington University logoEastern Washington University is a public comprehensive university in Cheney, Washington—16 miles southwest of Spokane. EWU offers 150+ undergraduate areas of study and 50 graduate options, with fast-growing programs in science and the University’s Design, Film, and Theatre programs attracting awards and media attention. More than 10,800 students enjoy small classrooms averaging 25 pupils and a student-faculty ratio of 22:1, plus close access to bike trails, kayaking, skiing, concert venues, and more.

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University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder logoThe University of Colorado Boulder is a comprehensive public research university in Boulder, Colorado—27 miles northwest of Denver. CU Boulder offers 150 fields of study and 4,000 academic courses through the Colleges of Arts & Sciences; Engineering & Applied Science; Music; and Media, Communication & Information as well as the Schools Business and Education. The University’s 39,000 students enjoy a customized education that combines dynamic academic programs, hands-on learning opportunities, and rigorous coursework.

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University of Idaho

University of Idaho logoThe University of Idaho is a public comprehensive land-grant research institution in Moscow, Idaho—90 miles southeast of Spokane, Washington. The University offers more than 100 programs from the associate to doctoral level to 10,000+ students from every state and 73 countries. U of I is consistently ranked as the most beautiful college campus in Idaho and allows students to explore unmatched opportunities with over $109.5 million dedicated to research experiences annually.

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Western Washington University

Western Washington University logoWestern Washington University is a public comprehensive university in Bellingham, Washington. At Western, more than 16,000 students are enrolled in 175+ academic programs, including popular degrees in Business, Computer Science, Education, Environmental Science, and Psychology. Through close relationships with professors, a community atmosphere, and academic excellence, the University teaches students to innovate and think critically while preparing them for jobs of the future that don’t yet exist.

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