Office of External Affairs

Office of External Affairs

Passion Never Rests

From academic excellence to sustainability, the University of Washington strives to be the first.

The University of Washington achieved many distinguished academic, research and health care rankings, as well as recognition for our sustainability efforts and programs for veterans.

In 2015, the University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Reuters also named the UW as the most innovative public university in the world. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard.

For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research. Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, and named the UW No. 1 on its “best bang for the buck” western region list.

Read about more of our Recognition and Rankings.

 

Canoeing on Lake Washington near the Waterfront Activities Center at the UW Seattle campus, June 28th 2013.

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Fall colors on the University of Washington Seattle campus, October 2013. PACCAR and Denny Hall. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

Fall colors on the University of Washington Seattle campus, October 2013. PACCAR and Denny Hall. Photo by Katherine B. Turner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Just In . . .

Check back often for the latest updates from the world of External Affairs at the University of Washington!


  • Join fellow Huskies to support the Husky Reels project

    October 21, 2015

    External Affairs

    Join fellow Huskies for a Sunday afternoon happy hour at Husky hotspot The Duchess! Raise a glass in memory of Gordy Green and help raise funds to preserve Husky Reels, the nearly 8,000 UW Athletics films and videotapes that were found underneath Husky Stadium. Win game tickets and stadium tours while toasting a great cause!

    When: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 (Seahawks bye week!)

    2-4 p.m.

    Where: The Duchess Tavern

    2827 NE 55th St., Seattle, WA 98105

    Cost: Cash bar, and gifts to support Husky Reels are encouraged!

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  • UW most innovative public university

    October 21, 2015

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington is the most innovative public university in the world, according to a new ranking by Reuters released Wednesday. The UW is ranked fourth overall, behind only Stanford, MIT and Harvard. Read more from UW Today.


  • UW among top colleges doing the most for low-income students

    September 17, 2015

    External Affairs

    The New York Times recently measured top colleges and their economic diversity efforts to create a College Access Index. The University of Washington is ranked #13 of more than 150 institutions included. Rankings are based on the share of students who receive Pell Grants and the graduation rates of those students, in addition to the price that colleges charge both low- and middle-income students. The rankings also show the endowment per student at each college.

     


  • UW remains No. 7 in Washington Monthly ranking; also named 'best bang for the buck' in the west

    August 26, 2015

    External Affairs

    For the second consecutive year, the University of Washington held the No. 7 spot in the nation in Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide, which rates universities on students’ social mobility, civic engagement and research.

    Washington Monthly also rates colleges that are doing the best job of helping lower-income students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices, and named the UW No. 1 on its “best bang for the buck” western region list.

    Read more from UW Today.

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  • UW remains No. 15 in the world

    August 25, 2015

    External Affairs

    The University of Washington remained No. 15 on the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universitites, conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Read more from UW Today and see the rankings here.

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