The University of Washington is among the premier universities in the world, according to two prestigious international organizations.
- A study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University released in August ranked the UW as the 16th best university in the world. That study ranked the UW 3rd in medicine and pharmacy; 5th in life sciences; 17th in mathematics; and 20th in computer science.
- The London Times Higher Education Rankings in October named the UW as the 25th best university in the world and the fifth-best American public university.
- And the fall 2011 edition of America’s Best Colleges released by U.S. News and World Report said the UW was tied for 10th place among public universities for its undergraduate program.