UW Today

July 25, 2013

University of Washington ranked eighth in country by Forbes

News and Information

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.