A Consistently Top-Ranked University
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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. The University of Washington is consistently ranked at the top for producing Peace Corps volunteers in the large school category. Historically, the UW has the third most volunteers of all time demonstrating a long-term commitment to global welfare.
UW fifth worldwide, top US public institution in ranking of achievements in scientific research
The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. MORE >
University of Washington ranks No. 4 among the world’s most innovative universities
The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world — and among all universities, public and private, it ranks fourth — according to a new rating by Reuters, the online news service. MORE>
UW holds steady at No. 15 in world university ranking
The University of Washington moved up one position to No. 15 on the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. MORE >
UW regains top U.S. News rank in medicine; other areas get high marks
U.S. News & World Report's new rankings give high marks to UW programs in medicine, education, law, business and engineering and rate the medical school No. 1 overall for primary care. MORE >
University of Washington leads the nation in Peace Corps volunteers
The University of Washington produced the most Peace Corps volunteers for 2015, reclaiming the top spot among all colleges and universities with 72 alumni currently in service. MORE >