Rankings

The UW School of Public Health ranks No. 4 in the world on the Global Rankings of Academic Subjects lists for 2020, climbing up one spot (from No. 5) from last year!

This widely used ranking, emphasizing scientific impact, was conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

View of Seattle skyline, Text overlay in purple: 4th Ranked School of Public Health in the World- Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
2020 Global Ranking

More than 4,000 universities were ranked in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences.

The School, founded in 1970, has a long history of excellence. Faculty, students and staff team up on data-driven research projects while seeking solutions to some of the world's most pressing population health problems, from global environmental change to local health disparities. The School is a major contributor to improving the health of populations in Washington state, the Pacific Northwest and in more than 130 countries across the globe.

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School No. 3 among publicly funded schools of public health and seventh among the top public health graduate schools in the country.

#1 Most Innovative public university in the world by Reuters in 2018

Top-ranked university

The University of Washington is ranked No. 8 on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Global Universities rankings, released in 2021. The UW is ranked No. 2 among U.S. public institutions.

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