UW News

February 29, 2016

UW ranks No. 7 on Business First’s top 10 list

The University of Washington was ranked No. 7 by Business First, a Buffalo-based publication, for America’s top 10 best public colleges and universities, the publication released Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Business First, owned by American City Business Journals, used a 20-part formula based on academic excellence, prestige, affordability, diversity and economic strength to calculate each of the 477 participating universities’ scores.

Out of the six Washington institutions included in the report, the UW ranked first, following by Washington State University (No. 112).

UC Berkeley (No. 5); UC San Diego (No. 9) and UCLA (No. 4) were the only other West Coast universities that landed in the top 10.

This is the second year for Business First’s rankings. Last year, the UW ranked No. 9 on the list.