UW News

April 8, 2004

UW ranks high in U.S. News survey

The UW again has been ranked first among primary care medical schools in the country, according to annual rankings of graduate and professional programs provided by U.S.News & World Report.

The School of Medicine also was ranked the10th top research school.

Academic specialties in the medical school that were ranked highly include: Family medicine (1), rural medicine (1), AIDS (4), internal medicine (5), geriatrics (7), pediatrics (9) and women’s health (10). (See story on Page 13 for further details about the medical school.)

The bioengineering program, jointly administered by the School of Medicine and College of Engineering, was ranked 4th in the country.

Other top 10 UW graduate and professional programs newly ranked this year include:

Social Work (3).

Speech language pathology (3).

Public affairs specialties: environmental policy and management (8) and nonprofit management (7).

Engineering specialty: computer engineering (9).

Education specialties: elementary education (10), secondary education (9) and special education (10).

The rankings are established using such measures as statistical analysis of selected academic attributes and surveys of deans and senior faculty at accredited schools in each discipline.