College Rankings - Local Atmosphere in Washington

Making the grade: A high Local Atmosphere grade indicates that the area surrounding campus is safe and scenic. Other factors include nearby attractions, proximity to other schools, and the town's attitude toward students. How exactly does CP calculate these grades?

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A+
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA
3,238
A
Northwest University
Kirkland, WA
1,396
A
Seattle University
Seattle, WA
4,589
A-
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
29,475
A-
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
13,902
B+
Saint Martin's University
Lacey, WA
1,496
B+
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
2,347
B
Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA
4,193
B
Washington State University
Pullman, WA
23,135
B
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA
1,530
B-
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA
11,360
B-
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
4,906
B-
University of Washington - Tacoma
Tacoma, WA
3,081
C+
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA
10,737
C+
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
3,166
C+
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
2,582
C
Walla Walla University
College Place, WA
1,710