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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the Far Western US Region for Students from Netherlands

18 Colleges
$36,169 Avg Tuition & Fees*
46% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options international students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 18 schools in the Far Western US Region to determine which ones were the best for Dutch students in the Far Western US Region. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in the Far Western US Region for Students from Netherlands

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California State University - Long Beach tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Dutch students in the Far Western US Region. Long Beach, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,950 students in 2018-2019.

Around 6.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Japan come to CSULB to study. International students at CSULB can expect to pay, on average, about $18,714 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,772 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. CSULB excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend California State University - Monterey Bay. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Seaside, California, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,953 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Japan, China, and Germany come to CSUMB to study. International students at CSUMB can expect to pay, on average, about $19,023 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,081 a year in average tuition and fees.

CSUMB also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#3

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

A rank of #3 on our list means San Diego State University is a great place for Dutch students in the Far Western US Region working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in San Diego, California, and it awarded 8,159 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at SDSU come from such countries as China, India, and Kuwait. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SDSU is about $19,390 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,448 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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Top 25% in Value in the Far Western US Region

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend California State University - Northridge. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Northridge, California is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,062 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.7% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at CSUN are Kuwait, China, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CSUN runs, on average, about $18,857. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,915 per year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend California State University - San Marcos. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. CSUSM is a fairly large public school situated in San Marcos, California. It awarded 3,660 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia come to CSUSM to study. International students at CSUSM can expect to pay, on average, about $19,597 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,655 per year.

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California State University - Fullerton landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. California State University - Fullerton is a large public school located in Fullerton, California that handed out 9,996 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.6% are international. Students studying at Cal State Fullerton come from such countries as India, China, and Kuwait. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton is about $18,804 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,862 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#7

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. Located in San Francisco, California, the large public school handed out 6,508 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Japan come to SFSU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SFSU is about $19,146 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $18,204 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. This large public school is located in Seattle, Washington, and it awarded 9,269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 16.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UW Seattle are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UW Seattle is about $38,166 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $33,534 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#9

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region ranking. Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, the fairly large public school handed out 3,245 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.4% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UH Manoa are Japan, China, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UH Manoa is about $34,218 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $38,294 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of California - San Diego

La Jolla, California

University of California - San Diego landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. This large public school is located in La Jolla, California, and it awarded 8,037 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 23.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UCSD are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UCSD is about $44,169 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,557 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#11

University of Portland

Portland, Oregon

With a ranking of #11, University of Portland did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. Portland, Oregon is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,003 students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at University of Portland come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, China, and Indonesia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at University of Portland is about $47,818 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $23,868 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. University of Portland also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

University of California - Los Angeles landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. This large public school is located in Los Angeles, California, and it awarded 9,069 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 15.8% are international. Students studying at UCLA come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UCLA runs, on average, about $42,994. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,055 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 97%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, California

With a ranking of #13, University of California - Berkeley did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. UC Berkeley is located in Berkeley, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,627 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 17.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UC Berkeley come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. International students at UC Berkeley can expect to pay, on average, about $44,007 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $29,289 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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University of the Pacific

Stockton, California

University of the Pacific did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region ranking, coming in at #14. Stockton, California is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 815 students in 2018-2019.

Around 5.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to Pacific to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Pacific runs, on average, about $49,588. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $49,374 per year.

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University of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

University of San Francisco ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region list. USFCA is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in San Francisco, California. It awarded 1,634 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 13.9% are international. Students studying at USFCA come from such countries as China, India, and Indonesia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USFCA runs, on average, about $50,282. Graduate students pay around $25,810 a year in average tuition and fees.

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California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California

California Institute of Technology landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. Caltech is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Pasadena, California. It awarded 241 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 30.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Caltech are China, India, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Caltech is about $54,600 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $54,537 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%.

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Stanford University

Stanford, California

With a ranking of #17, Stanford University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region. Stanford University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in Stanford, California that handed out 1,892 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 24.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Stanford come from such countries as China, India, and Canada. International students at Stanford can expect to pay, on average, about $53,529 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $53,151 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 98%. In addition to its great ranking here, Stanford is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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University of Southern California

Los Angeles, California

University of Southern California ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Dutch Students in the Far Western US Region list. This large private not-for-profit school is located in Los Angeles, California, and it awarded 5,337 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 23.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at USC come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USC runs, on average, about $58,133. Graduate students pay around $47,107 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, it’s easy to see that the school is committed to helping their undergraduates succeed.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 18 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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