UW News

September 10, 2013

UW ranked 16th among national public universities by US News

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The University of Washington was tied for 16th place among public universities for its undergraduate program in the most recent edition of America’s Best Colleges released today, Sept. 10, by U.S. News & World Report.

The UW was tied for 52nd overall among national universities both public and private. No other school in the Pacific Northwest was ranked among the top 100 national universities.

The magazine relies on 14 categories of information in its assessment:

  • Assessment by administrators at peer institutions
  • High school counselor assessment score
  • Graduation and retention
  • Freshman retention
  • Actual graduation rate as compared with predicted rate
  • Faculty resources
  • Class size
  • Student/faculty ratio
  • Selectivity
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Freshman in top 10 percent of high school class
  • Acceptance rate
  • Financial resources
  • Alumni giving

Complete listings are available at www.usnews.com/colleges.

U.S. News also ranked the UW’s undergraduate program in business at 22 and the undergraduate program in engineering at 26.

The UW was recently ranked 13th nationally by Washington Monthly and 16th among 500 universities around the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for its academic and research performance.