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Finding Friday Harbor

UW alumna Susan Harris, ’15, spent a quarter studying everything from orcas to algae on the rocky shores of San Juan Island — right in the Puget Sound’s backyard.

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With a passion for equity, sophomore Joshua Dawson is advocating for — and empowering — underrepresented
pre-med students.

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Brewing up apps

In a city where coffee and technology are king, iSchool graduate Stephen Ramirez, ’15, has found his niche as a developer at Starbucks — with help from the Husky Promise.

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A promise to the public

Second-year law student Raz Barnea has always believed in paying it forward, playing his part in public service through a two-year Peace Corps post in Jamaica.

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Be Boundless

News & Events


UW climbs to No. 11 in Global University Rankings

The University of Washington moved up three spots to No. 11 overall in the second edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Global University Rankings. The UW is also the third-ranked public university on the global list.

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UW and Seattle City Light create Green Up partnership

The University of Washington and Seattle City Light have created a partnership through City Light’s Green Up program to advance renewable energy on campus and beyond.

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UW social work students
In the News

Ballmers’ support for UW School of Social Work reaches $32 million

The UW will help more social work graduate students pay for their studies and start their careers without staggering debt loads, thanks to significant support from Connie and Steve Ballmer.

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Fast Facts

At a glance

The UW has three campuses that offer more than 440 degree options across 280 programs

Academic milestones

87% of 467 patent applications filed by the UW in 2014 were contributed by students262 National Science Foundation fellows in 2014