UW Ranked Among Top Public Universities Print

The University of Washington is tied for the 11th best public university in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released Aug. 17 by U.S. News & World Report. The UW was tied for 42nd overall among national universities both public and private, the same rank it held last year.

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The magazine named Princeton the top university in the nation and the University of California, Berkeley, the top public university. The other top publics are Virginia (2nd), UCLA and Michigan (tied at 3rd), North Carolina (5th), William and Mary (6th), Georgia Tech (7th), Wisconsin (8th), UC-San Diego (9th) and Illinois (10th). The UW shared 11th place with UC-Davis.

U.S. News also ranked the UW’s undergraduate program in engineering 20th and the undergraduate program in business 25th.

The UW also fared well in the 2007 college rankings published in September by Washington Monthly. The Washington, D.C.-based political magazine ranked the UW 14th among all national universities in its survey, which emphasizes “the impact schools have on the country” through research, service and the promotion of social mobility.

Last year, Newsweek ranked the University of Washington 22nd among the best “global” universities in the world. Counting only public research universities in the U.S., the UW ranked fifth.

Ratings by Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, which have been published in the Economist magazine, rank the UW as the 16th best university among the world’s leading research universities.