A Consistently Top-Ranked University
The UW’s academic strength is evident in our sustained top rankings among public research universities. Whether it’s a ranking from the esteemed Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, or college rankings from the U.S. News & World Report, the UW consistently ranks among the top universities in the world.
Through research discoveries and innovations, UW Medicine hospitals consistently provide strong patient care and the UW Medical Center continues to rank among the nation’s finest hospitals.
In addition to academic rankings, UW students are committed to public and global service initiatives. In 2012, the UW ranks second nationally among universities in providing Peace Corps volunteers. Historically, the UW has the third most volunteers of all time (since 1961), demonstrating a long-term commitment to global welfare.
UW research ranks fourth among world universities
A ranking released by National Taiwan University places the University of Washington fourth among the world’s universities and first among American public universities in scientific research. MORE >
UW places highly in ranking of graduate programs by US News
The University of Washington has been ranked second among primary care medical schools in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S.News & World Report. MORE >
UW Ranked Eighth Nationally by Washington Monthly
Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington eighth among national universities for 2012. MORE >
UW Medicine's hospitals ranked nationally in several specialties
UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center take top two spots in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals state, metro rankings. MORE>
Best Values in Public Colleges 2012
UW ranks 14th overall in best value for public institutions, one of only two Washington state institutions in the top 100 (Western Washington University was 81st). MORE >
posted Feb. 2012