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August 19, 2013

University of Washington again ranked 16th best in world

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The University of Washington again ranked 16th among universities around the world in a recent study by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. The study ranked universities on quality of education, quality of faculty, research output and per capita performance.

“We are very gratified by the Shanghai Jiao Tong ranking,” said UW President Michael K. Young.  “It is a fact-based assessment that reflects the accomplishments of our world-class faculty, who not only deserve the credit for our ranking as high as we do, but also the recognition these rankings bring.”

The UW ranked 14th among U.S. universities. It was fourth among American public universities behind University of California, Berkeley, UCLA and University of California, San Diego.

All but three of the top 20 schools – Oxford, Cambridge and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich – are American.

The UW ranked 16th in the center’s study in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The UW also ranked third in the world in medicine and fifth in life sciences.