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February 13, 2024

UW is among the top universities worldwide, ranked by reputation

The UW is No. 26 in the world, fourth among US public institutions, according to a new ranking.University of Washington

The University of Washington was No. 26 in the world on the Times Higher Education annual reputation ranking, released on February 12.

Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University top the list. The UW is No. 4 among U.S. public institutions, trailing the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

This ranking lists the top 200 universities and is determined by a survey of academics who cast votes on the “most prestigious” schools, according to their reputation for research and teaching. The survey is invitation-only among top scholars globally, who each name no more than 15 universities that they believe are the best in their fields.

More about the list and its methodology can be found here.