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
Measuring universities on their scientific research productivity, impact and excellence, National Taiwan University named the University of Washington fifth best in the world and the top public institution in the United States. MORE >
UW ranks No. 15 in the world
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 >
Washington Monthly announces UW seventh best in the nation in 2014
Washington Monthly, which ranks universities based upon social mobility, research production and commitment to service, has ranked the University of Washington 7th among national universities for 2014. 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 >