While the UW has ranked among the top 20 universities each year since the ARWU was first published, this year’s ranking is the highest it has achieved to date. The UW ranked No. 16 for seven consecutive years before climbing to No. 15 for three straight years before landing at No. 13 this year.
“We’re dedicated to advancing the public good, whether that’s here in Washington or the other side of the planet, and our faculty and alumni are central to that mission,” UW President Ana Mari Cauce said. “This ranking is a wonderful recognition of the impact their research and scholarship is having on lives and communities worldwide. And it’s particularly gratifying to see so many of our population health-related disciplines getting the recognition they richly deserve.”