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 2013, the University of Washington was number one in producing Peace Corps volunteers in the large school category with 107 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Historically, the UW has the third most volunteers of all time (2,797 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>
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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 >
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 ranked 16th among national public universities by US News
The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America's Best Colleges released by US News & World Report. MORE >
University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes
The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes. MORE >