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August 17, 2007

University of Washington is ranked 11th best public university by U.S. News

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The University of Washington is tied for the 11th best public university in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released today by U.S. News & World Report.

The UW was tied for 42nd overall among national universities both public and private.

The magazine relies on seven categories of information in its assessment:


  • Assessment by administrators at peer institutions
  • Retention of students
  • Faculty resources
  • Student selectivity
  • Financial resources
  • Alumni giving
  • Graduation rate

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

Additional information is at www.usnews.com.