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The U.S. is one of the wealthiest nations and spends the most on health care — so why is American life expectancy lower than in 40 other countries? UW researchers uncovered surprising causes.

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The “Boys in the Boat” UW rowing team beat the odds to win Olympic gold in 1936 — setting a legacy in motion.

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Medicine for a changing planet

Environmental change affects human health — and marginalized communities face the greatest impact. Researchers at the UW and Stanford are partnering to help health providers care for patients living with climate change.

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In its inaugural paddle, the UW Shell House Canoe Family joined the annual Tribal Canoe Journey, where tribal and First Nations communities reconnect and celebrate their shared heritage.

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Campus in bloom in spring

More than 40 UW experts on Highly Cited Researchers 2023 List

The annual list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

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Husky football players and coach hoist the PAC-12 Championship trophy
Husky Football

UW wins Pac-12 Championship

Michael Penix Jr. passed for 319 yards and a touchdown, Dillon Johnson ran for 152 yards and Washington beat Oregon 34-31 on Friday night in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Huskies improved to 13-0 on the year.

Gameday Central

A metro bus moves through the north campus entrance past the block W statue.

Atmospheric sciences maintains No. 1 global ranking; more than two dozen UW subjects in top 50

Six University of Washington programs ranked in the top 10, and atmospheric sciences maintained its position as No. 1 in the world on the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2023.

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Fast Facts

Did you know?

27% of incoming freshmen are the first in their families to attend college.

Honors & Awards

7 uw faculty have won the nobel prize