July 25, 2013

University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

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The University of Washington was ranked eighth among public universities in the country (excluding federally-funded military academies) in the quality of undergraduate education, according to Forbes.

The UW also was ranked first among all colleges and universities in Washington.

The other top-ranked institutions, in order, include:

  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Michigan
  • UCLA
  • University of Virginia
  • William and Mary
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Illinois

Forbes used a methodology based on valuing “output” over “input.” Measurements included: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and nationally competitive awards.